Christmas Glow

From Thursday 3 December until Sunday 3 January RHS Wisley added to the enjoyment of the festive season with the Jigantics light installations in the shape of magical, giant lit-up flowers.

Of course you have to wait until dusk before the show really begins.


Snowdrops at the entrance



Tulips along the canal and loggia

Lotus flowers changing colour

Lilies near the food hall

Gerberas on the lawn

and more lovely lights in the garden

If you enjoy a walk, long or short, then have a look at Jo’s site where you are welcome to join in.

And I guess this could also be a post for my January challenge: Winter Gardens!

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

52 thoughts on “Christmas Glow”

  1. Wow this is lovely Jude and your photos are great. Do you follow Wisley on twitter? The NT sometimes retweet when I post one of their properties. Do you know if the RHS claim ownership of images taken at their sites like the NT does?

    1. I don’t use twitter or Facebook Gilly. And as far as I am aware (and it is not easy to find information) any visitor to NT and RHS gardens are allowed to take (amateur) photos as long as they are not for sale or publication. I once had the idea of a self-publish book of gardens and wrote for permission, but as long as the book wasn’t for sale to the public I could use my photos.

    1. Wisley is a great garden at any time of the year. And they have lots of events – look out for the butterflies in the glasshouse usually in February.

  2. I could just about crawl at the minute, never mind walk, but thank you for the thought. I’d forgotten all about them and came over with the intention of checking what response you’d got on Gardens, so lovely surprise. I especially love your lotus shots. Thanks so much, Jude. Back to chat tomorrow. 🙂

    1. Yes, I think it started to get dark shortly after 4 pm and was completely dark by 5 pm which is when the garden closed.

    1. When I found out via another blogger that this was on AND I was in the area at the right time for once, I just had to go!

      1. A great example of one of the advantages of blogging then Jude, so glad you got to go and share the experience with us 🙂

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