Had a great weekend with live music all over the place.
My home for the weekend was the lovely Topaz, thanks to Frances and Jane, so much easier to set up than my new green tent!
I was first in the campsite as a steward so as you see I had a super pitch right in the corner, with lovely views when it stopped raining. although the afternoons and evenings were spent manning the Opera House doors, I was free to wander around the ‘noisy field’ listening to the jamming musicians.
People are so talented!
RHS Wisley 10 April 2017
The story of RHS Garden Wisley
Wisley was given to The Royal Horticultural Society 1903, only 60 acres was a garden at the time, the remainder was wooded farmland. George Fergusson Wilson a former treasurer of the society, created the original garden.
He established the Oakwood experimental garden after he purchased the plot in 1878. When Wilson died in 1902 Oakwood and the adjoining Glebe Farm were sold to the wealthy Quaker owner of La Mortola, on the Italian Riviera, Sir Thomas Hanbury. In 1903 Sir Thomas presented the Wisley estate in trust to the Society for its perpetual use.
Situated on the River Thames in England at East Molesey near to Hampton Court Palace the the lock was built by the City of London Corporation in 1815 and is the second longest on the river at 81.78 m (268′ 4”). Beside the lock there are rollers for the portage of small boats. Ash Island is on the other side of the weir with a backwater behind it continuing to a smaller weir upstream.
We blagged our way into the Palace as we wanted to got to the embroiderers guild shop.
Unfortunately we were too early so we will have to go another time.