Saturday, 30 June 2012

Wisley

Grant and I had such a lovely day at
(the Royal Horticultural Society gardens)
yesterday, celebrating our
17th Wedding Anniversary :o)

The weather started off dull and damp
but in the afternoon, the sun
came out and it was beautiful.


I've picked out some photos
to tell the story of the day.


Can you spot the fish?  
They swam into very shallow
water to snatch the bread from 
the ducks!


A kind passer by offered to take our photo :o)


The glasshouse is HUGE
and houses 4 different climates.


I really like the pattern on this cactus.






Just behind Grant there is a 
gorgeous waterfall.


I loved the bullrush sculptures, 
and the statues behind....




I was happier than I look!





The rose gardens were delightful.


This one reminded me of a beautiful 
taffeta dress with layers of petticoats.


I wish you could smell these roses,
 the scent was heavy in the air. 


This is a fibre glass cast of an original Henry Moore.
He took his inspiration from a bone fragment.


Another kind passer by offered to 
take our photo :o) :o)


and finally, I thought you might
like this cute little fella.......



 We had our picnic in the car
(too wet and windy to sit out),
but later we were able to enjoy a delicious
ice cream while sitting in the sunshine.

We decided to sign up for a yearly
membership so we'll be back!

XXX

25 comments:

missy k said...

What a great way to spend a special day :)

Glad the sun came out

Love Karenx

Carmen said...

Gorgeous photos. I often wish I had a camera to take photos of the roses in a garden I pass every day. Every day I think it and every day I forget my camera!

There is some fish like that near the outlet place in Dover, they always fascinate me when we get down there.

Lovely post Jo, so glad you had a good day together :)

SusieJ said...

What a wonderful way to spend your anniversary!
Beautiful photos...wonder how far Wisley is from here?
And what kind passers-by...:)
Hugs xx

Jee said...

I may have said this before, but we used to pass Wisley on our way back and forth to visit Mother-in-law when she and we lived nearby. Our greatest pleasure was to stop on the way home and drink coffee and browse the bookshop in an effort to improve the day before we tackled the M25!
Glad you had a great day.

marigold jam said...

Glad you enjoyed your special day. Wisley is always great no matter what time of year you visit.

scrappyjen said...

Those photos are amazing. Looks like a great place to visit - and the weather looks better than the weather we have here at the moment! Happy saturday. jenx

Susan T said...

You two lovebirds look like newlyweds what a lovely and peaceful way to spend an anniversary. Have a great weekend to top it off.xx

Jewels said...

Lovely photos Jo - what an amazing place - glad you had such a great time. J

craftattack said...

Looks like a gorgeous place to spend the day, glad the sun shone for you! Valerie

Virginia said...

Oh you look like you had a fabulous time and two offers from passers by to take photos - that's brilliant!

Terri Neggers said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely day with us - what beautiful pictures! Happy Anniversary!

Printed Material said...

Happy Anniversary wishes to you both. Haven't been to Wisley for years and it looks better than ever. How lovely to meet so many nice passer-by's to take memento's for you! Your photos are lovely too though Jo!

trisha too said...

Beautiful post--and Happy Anniversary wishes for you both!

:)

Anns Art said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. Looks a great place to visit, just wish we lived nearer.

sandee said...

Reminds me of our Biltmore Estate, and Happy Anniversary too. Loved your pictures, you got some great shots! I am one of those people who offer to take a stranger's picture, lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

missy k said...

Hi

Yes!!!! ££££££££££ Forty of them!!!!

Don't think I'll be getting a quilting iron just yet!

Karenx

BadPenny said...

What a gorgeous place to spend a day. Those cacti look soft !

Lenna Young Andrews said...

Thank you for all those photos, Joanna -what a wonderful place. At first I thought you captured a real heron landing in the pond, wings outstretched! The sculptures are beautiful. It looks like a peaceful place to visit and I would have signed up for a membership too. I love the first photo of you & Grant on the curvy bench. You both look very happy. And *I* am very happy you signed up for my prayer flag swap - yippeee!!

Margaret said...

Congratulations! what a gorgeous day you both had, love your photos, such beautiful colours! Mx

scrappyjen said...

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. Jenx

JansArtyJunk said...

Whooo ...looks like a lovely day out...beautiful pics...Happy Anniversary to you both!! Jan x

BJ said...

Great photos, gotta love those hippos. I went to Wisley for my birthday a couple of years ago when they had the butterflies. Love it there too. BJ

Menopausalmusing said...

Happy Anniversary to the pair of you! I have only been to Wisley once and it was absolutely stunning. A great choice for your special day...........

Carolyn Dube said...

Looks like a wonderful day! I love your duckling photos- I spent quite a while watching the fuzzy little cuties recently at a pond.

Sam said...

A beautiful day out, love all the photos and congratulations on 17 years together x