Olive Twigg

Glasshouse Horticulturist

I became a gardener after living in a cloud forest in Costa Rica

I’m currently working in the tropical display area of The Glasshouse at RHS Garden Wisley and I am learning to care for tropical orchids.

I became a gardener after living in a cloud forest in Costa Rica and falling in love with the incredible and bizarre plants there.

Olive's posts and conversations

  • A farewell and a revamp

    As the butterflies depart, a fresh wave of lush foliage and flowers infuses The Glasshouse with

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  • A Fairytale Christmas

    All is not as it seems in The Glasshouse at Wisley, with poinsettia trees, a pyramid of bromeli

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  • Miniature armies on the march

    Keeping pests at bay in The Glasshouse at Wisley is a challenge that needs a three-pronged atta

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  • Hitting the glass ceiling at Wisley

    Luckily it's the plants, not the people, who are hitting the roof...

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  • The stench of Wisley

    Flies, elephants and visitors of a sensitive disposition beware! Cunning plants are spinning st

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  • From box, via bamboo, to beautiful butterfly

    On 30 December 1,200 butterfly cocoons arrived at The Glasshouse at RHS Garden Wisley in a surp

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  • Creating a colourful Christmas

    Making magic at Christmas: ice in the Glasshouse, a red tree that’s actually a home and a

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