Photos of RHS Wisley Meet Up, April

Tin can planter inspiration 

Tin can planter inspiration 

The weekend just past saw a Meet Up at RHS Wisley, despite the ominous weather forecasts the sun shone on us as we talked, walked, laughed and took far too many photographs. For those who aren't aware, I organize little gatherings every so often, details of the next can be found in the sidebar . These Meet Ups aren't a PR / Brand type affair, just blogging friends old and new meeting up and hanging out. RHS Wisley is always a good choice and this Meet Up was smashing.

I took along Kitty and Ozzy and we were joined by Tanya from Mummy Barrow, Charly from PODcast with her daughter and Kriss from Wild About Here and her children. Victoria from Southbourne Gardens was feeling under the weather and couldn't join us, but was sorely missed.

Here's some photos from the day, starting off with this chap, spotted in the Glasshouse.

Robin 

Robin 

I spent all Winter trying to get a Robin photo and the little blighters eluded me - now finally I have one, I was far too excited to get a shot of one than is normal.

Robin redbreast in RHS Wisley's Glasshouse

Robin redbreast in RHS Wisley's Glasshouse

The Scent of Wisley Display was in it's final weekend. I'll post photos of that in a separate post but here's a tiny snifter.

Kriss & Tanya both sharing the moment in different ways

Kriss & Tanya both sharing the moment in different ways

I resisted the temptation to instagram all the orchids to Claudia in case she popped with bloom lust.

The Scent of Wisley display 2015

The Scent of Wisley display 2015

After the Glasshouse we headed up to the Alpine Houses, with many breaks that involved heads in bushes. Here you can see Tanya (left) and Kriss (right) happy snapping.

The children were enjoying themselves too,  alternating climbing with resting.

Fascinated with the bonsai trees.

Fascinated with the bonsai trees.

Charly

Charly

Kriss

Kriss

The picnic was lovely, with a couple of robins for company, room for the kids to run about and birthday cakeage for Ozzys 6th birthday (which is today!) courtesy Tanya.

This was such a happy, happy Meet Up.

Tanya gets tickled

Tanya gets tickled

Poppy plays

Poppy plays

Theo & Kriss

Theo & Kriss

The orchard is in blossom at the moment and I ran, literally, from the group to get a few sneaky shots. As you do.

RHS Wisley orchard 

RHS Wisley orchard 

After 4 hours of walking, talking and taking photos for the grown ups and running, 'tag', hide and seek and jumping for the children everyone started to tire.

Poppy takes five to pick dandelions for us

Poppy takes five to pick dandelions for us

Mini-map-reader

Mini-map-reader

Theo rests

Theo rests

Sometimes in life you have to seize the moment and pretend you haven't seen the 'Keep off the grass' sign and just crash.

Tired children

Tired children

Though one remained alert!

Kriss photographing tulips

Kriss photographing tulips

I had a lovely day - a huge thank you to the ladies and kiddos for being such good company.

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