Posted on August 6, 2021
Bespoke Posh Shed Installed at New RHS Hilltop
The £160m new Home of Gardening Science, has been in the making for six years and finally opened to the public at RHS Hilltop in June 2021. The first dedicated horticultural scientific centre of excellence in the UK, the development has been created with the vision of protecting the future of plants, people and the planet and is a stunning addition within the flagship RHS Garden Wisley.
The World Food Garden is full of edible delights. Designed by gold medalist Ann-Marie Powell, the space includes an edible flowers and herb garden, pergolas which will be packed with passionfruit, hops and squash and a world maze garden full of diverse varieties from around the globe. Trained fruit selections can be found in the greenhouse while the apple walk links seemingly to the orchard. The Posh Shed Company were delighted to supply a bespoke Potting Shed to this garden, edible produce is put in here for the public to take away for a donation.
The Wellbeing Garden, designed by Matt Keightley, includes a series of ‘garden rooms’ inviting visitors to explore and enjoy the many ways gardens can be used for physical and psychological therapy, natural health care or simply to relax in. The garden’s purpose is to illustrate the value to people of linking with nature and enlighten a new generation to the value of ‘green therapy’.
The Wildlife Garden, also designed by Ann-Marie Powell was inspired by a bee and is a haven for pollinators. The space is segmented, like a wing, and visitors can easily associate each segment with their own garden. Water dominates the space providing stunning views and it is the first major aquatic planting scheme at RHS Wisley.
You won’t go hungry either with no less than 8 outlets offering to satisfy your hunger and quench your thirst. Wisley Café and The Glasshouse Café are perfect for a hot light bite, the Food Hall is perfect to pick up tasty sandwiches and salads, or try cuisine from around the globe at the World Food Café. On a lovely day, head to The Sky Terrace for a cooling organic ice cream or chill with a wonderful gin cocktail as the afternoon draws to a close. The Terrace Restaurant offers lunch or afternoon tea and is home to The Supper Club on selected evenings throughout the year.
Don’t forget to drop by the Garden Centre on your way out where you can see our Contemporary Shed being used as the Customer Service point and The Chelsea Shed is also on display within the garden centre.