New world food Garden designed by Ann-Marie Powell in The Garden Magazine January 2021
Wisley curator Matthew Pottage in The Garden magazine of new world food garden

As 2021 gets into its stride, so does the build on the new World Food Garden we’ve designed at Royal Horticultural Society Wisley. Designed by our studio in collaboration with the Wisley edibles team led by Sheila Das, it was rather wonderful to read dynamic RHS Wisley curator Matthew Pottage revealing our plans in the January 2021 edition of The Garden magazine.

The opening is planned for summer 2021, and the new one-acre site will bring fruit, vegetables and herbs together for the first time at Wisley. As the article announces, this will bring edibles to the very heart of Wisley.

Our design is a true fork to fork experience, with a new cafe garden of edible flowers and herbs, a central series of beds known as the Good To Grow area, a cornucopia of lesser-known edible crops in the Maze area (will be perfect to lose yourself in!), a huge central pergola laced with climbing crops and a boundary perimeter of fruit (apples, pears, plums, cages, cherries, peaches, nectarines, apricots to name a few) trained in exciting new ways. 

Three and a half years in the planning, this new feast of edibles is finally becoming a reality.

Read more about the project and discover our plans by clicking here.

Build by the multi award-winning landscape contractors Landform Consultants and the exceptional building housing the newly named “RHS Hilltop – The Home of Gardening Science” has been designed by world-leading architectural practice WilkinsonEyre.