The gardens were part of Amisfield Park House’s estate, a Palladian mansion dating from the 1750’s. The house was demolished in the 1920’s but that grounds remain with a dovecot, stables, summer house and of course The Walled Garden.
Run by Paul and Pauline McBride who had the good fortune to work with Piet Oudoulf in Luxembourg. If you don’t know Piet Oudolf, he is one of the poster boys of modern garden design, pioneering naturalistic planting.
As you can see from the pictures, the hedging and paving is more quirky in style, making it rather fun and no doubt reflecting the personalities of the previous occupants.
To my utter shame this was my first time visiting RHS Wisley but it won’t be my last and I was already planning my next visit half way round.