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!
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?!
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.
Although I really wanted the place to myself, I was happy just wandering around in a daze taking it all in.
There was so much variation in colour and the types of orchids on display.
Plus the environment was something else, just beautiful.
As were these Ladies Slippers – the detail is incredible.
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.
Linking up with Mammasaurus for How Does Your Garden Grow?