Orchids in the jungle

April 16, 2015

Having a day off when you’ve had a few months with little time to yourself is very exciting! Although I should have had a cheeky doze and caught up on some much needed sleep, the orchids were calling.

We were RHS Wisley as a family recently to see the butterflies but it’s been a while since I’ve ventured there on a week day. And I love orchids!

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If you’ve not been to RHS Wisley before, the Glasshouse is huge and has three temperate zones. My favourite is the tropical zone. Not just because it’s c.30 degrees inside but because it’s always brilliant. On this occasion a jungle setting with orchids hanging from above. Did I say I adore orchids?!

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It was almost as if you were wandering through an enchanted garden and everything around you was perfect. I’ve really missed seeing the colourful blooms while I’ve been in London – it was like heaven. For once I didn’t even mind waiting for my camera to acclimatise.

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Although I really wanted the place to myself, I was happy just wandering around in a daze taking it all in.

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There was so much variation in colour and the types of orchids on display.

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Plus the environment was something else, just beautiful.

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As were these Ladies Slippers – the detail is incredible.

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What a fabulous location to take time out and gain a little head space. And just because I took too many photographs, I will leave you with some more bloom loveliness.

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Linking up with Mammasaurus for How Does Your Garden Grow?

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  • Kriss MacDonald April 16, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    When I look at your pictures of orchids it really makes me realise the power and magic of nature to create such exquisite plants. I loved my day out there too last year visiting this glasshouse – it really is like an enchanted garden.

  • Claudia April 16, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    you know i would totally lose my head in a place like this right? perfect place to go and spend some time by yourself. what a dream! great shots as always. xx

  • Mammasaurus April 16, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    Just gorgeous – I love the shots looking through at them all hanging down – magical. Can it be a whole year since we went there together already?!
    Blimey! I must get back there soon – and we NEEEEEEEED to meet up again soon now life has slowed slightly for you – so much to catch up on x

  • Emma Cavill April 16, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    Wow, what an amazing place to visit! Gorgeous shots, I can almost feel the tropical temperature emanating out of my laptop screen! I winder how far Wisley is from me…. off to check! #hdygg

  • Gemma Garner April 16, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    Those orchids are gorgeous! I never have any luck with the ones I buy so I have learnt to be content looking at other people’s instead 🙂

  • Stephanie Robinson April 16, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    Beautiful Charly – looks like you had a great day! We went to Wisley for the first time in January and loved it! #hdygg

  • Helen The good life mum April 16, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    i loved Wisley when we lived near ( i say near it took 2 hrs to get there) your literally a kid in a candy store for plants and photography it really is a beautiful place to visit, orchids are an exotic treat to the eye such lovely pictures.

  • Ness April 16, 2015 at 11:20 pm

    I keep meaning to get another orchid for the house and now I’m fully convinced! The hunt begins tomorrow!

  • Amanda April 17, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    Amazing colours, they really pop out from the greens.
    Orchids are just wonderful, such exotic flowers

  • chickenruby April 17, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    wow such a variety and gorgeous colours

  • Sarah Dawnay April 18, 2015 at 8:44 am

    Stunning photos! The jungle scenes look almost like a child’s daydream made real.

  • Helen the good life mum April 18, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    Oh this post was breathtaking they truly are jewels in petal form. I do love Wisely it it a treat for the eye and camera I could not stop snapping when I went there. I the glass house is like an enchanted garden you are right

  • Jo Laybourn April 19, 2015 at 7:22 am

    Stunning simply stunning Charly. I love flowers and the details you have captured in these photo’s are remarkable x

  • doris April 19, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    they are all so beautiful. i especially love the ladies slippers.

  • Louise Perry Fairweather April 20, 2015 at 9:49 am

    How beautiful! I really must visit Wisley

  • Katie April 21, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    This is just toooooo stunning. I love the panned out photos to see it in full effect. Perfection. I hope that you managed to bring some of the peace away with you.

  • Lins @Boo & Maddie May 20, 2015 at 9:52 am

    I just saw this post via Twitter, they look absolutely beautiful and I can completely understand why you must love visiting. I too would love that tropical climate X

  • Notmyyearoff June 1, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Wow. They are really beautiful in all their different colours. It must have been such a nice chill out to wander about snapping away at them all 🙂