Sunday Times Prep School of the Year 2013-14

Wisley Wonderland!

 

On arrival, the first thing we did was to plant a pelargonium (which looks like a very ordinary plant, but smells of lemon) by taking a cutting. That means that you cut off the top part of the plant from a fully grown plant and plant it into its own pot. This is how most of the plants are produced by the gardeners in the Wisley greenhouses.

Following this garden fun, we went for a long stroll discovering lots of wonderful plants and flowers. We collected a huge variety of leaves, seeds and grass which we were able to stick onto card and see the variety of autumn colours.

 

At the end of the day, we had the opportunity to look inside the enormous glasshouse, which was stunning. Loads of different flowers were growing and we were able to smell all the exotic flowers. There was one particular flower that was amazing - it was red and furry and it seemed to smell of a mixture of bananas and strawberries!

After a fabulous but tiring day, we jumped back onto the coach with our tired little girls and headed back to Holy Cross.

by Kiah G-L