TQ0658 : The Glasshouse, RHS Garden at Wisley

taken 4 years ago, near to Wisley, Surrey, Great Britain

The Glasshouse, RHS Garden at Wisley
The Glasshouse, RHS Garden at Wisley
The impressive, cathedral-like Glasshouse was built to celebrate the bicentenary of the Royal Horticultural Society. It consists mainly of curved sheets of tempered glass, soars to a height of 12 metres and covers an area equivalent to 10 tennis courts
Royal Horticultural Society Garden, Wisley
The Royal Horticultural Society's garden at Wisley, is one of four gardens run by the Society, the others being Harlow Carr, Hyde Hall and Rosemoor. Wisley is the second most visited paid entry garden in the United Kingdom after the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Wisley was founded by Victorian businessman and RHS member George Ferguson Wilson, who purchased a 60 acre site in 1878. He gifted the site to the RHS the following year. Since then Wisley has developed steadily and it is now is a large and diverse garden covering 240 acres.
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Date Taken
Friday, 10 April, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 14 April, 2015
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Lakes, Wetland, Bog 
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Panasonic DMC-G3 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 061 583 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:18.8355N 0:28.7168W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 062 582
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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