Wisley in spring

Wisley makes the perfect spring day out as colour builds by the day

Visitors in the orchard
Cherry blossom and daffodils make the arboretum a cheerful place for a spring stroll. 

Visitors walk beneath flowering magnoliaWhen the moment comes for the magnolias to open, they fill the garden with sheer beauty. From starry white flowers to pink or purple goblets, the range is magnificent. Check them out on Battleston Hill and in the Wild Garden, although you’ll find these lovely trees dotted all over the garden. 

Stachyurus tasselsA walk in the Wild Garden or Battleston Hill delivers many things in early spring, including the luminous, yellow tassels of Stachyurus praecox AGM and Schinensis. The effect of these weeping racemes in the woodland areas is magical, but the shrub is equally effective growing beside the brick wall of the Laboratory.

Mother and daughter looking at crocusesOur glorious carpets of crocuses are sure to brighten up even the chilliest of days! 

Visitors in the Alpine HouseFor a close up view of an assortment of beautiful plants a visit to the Alpine Display House really satisfies. In March the daily display includes all sorts of exquisite specimens such as cyclamen, crocus, hoop-petticoat daffodils, irises and hepaticas.

Camellia 'Mirage'
In woodland corners camellias flower with strength and determination, giving an incredible display of flower that covers the shrubs in all but the coldest weather. A walk on Battleston Hill leaves you not knowing which blooms to look at first! 

Spring displays on Seven AcresMuscari neglectumNarcissus 'Toto', Chaenomeles superba 'Coral Sea' give delightful spring displays on Seven Acres.

Carpets of Erythroniums at WisleyLike dainty yellow pixie hats, erythroniums carpet the woodland floor in shady parts of the garden. Enjoy them as you wander around the Rock Garden, Wild Garden and Battleston Hill as the oak leaves start to emerge above.

Visitors enjoying tulip displaysSome 15,000 tulips will light up Top Terrace this spring in pink, purple, yellow and lilac. The formal scene will feature cultivars 'Christmas Dream', 'Purple Prince', 'Sunny Prince' and 'Candy Prince' joined by 6,000 Myosotis 'Sylvia Blue'. 

Couple of a bench with azaleas
Late spring is the most colourful time of year in the woodland areas. Battleston Hill and the Wild Garden are ablaze with the mix of colours from incredibly vibrant rhododendrons and camellias, set off perfectly against the emerging green of fresh foliage.

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