The RHS garden at Wisley has one of the best curated plant collections in the UK so provided the ideal venue for today’s MSc plant family revision. After a tour of the herbarium and meeting some of the RHS botany staff we walked up to the glasshouse to work through some of the major plant families growing there.
Among familiar families such as Lamiaceae, Acanthaceae and Arecaceae we also picked up some more unusual ones such as Cyclanthaceae and Restionaceae.
Below is a selection of just a few of the plants we saw during the visit. All were well gorwn and in very good condition although a few had caterpillars on from the butterfly display currently in the glasshouse.