17 May 2009 Henry Moore at Wisley
The morning after the Awards dinner event provides more essential networking as hotel guests assemble for Sunday breakfast. It usually takes several hours as winners, sponsors, runners-up and friends sip buckets of coffee or tea to revive tired brains before setting off homeward bound.
This year attendees came from Italy and Sweden, as well as far flung corners of the UK.
Fran and I made our way from the hotel late in the morning, stopped for a break at nearby Ryton Organic Gardens, then off towards Brighton. We stopped for a late lunch at Wisley, just off the M25 road round London.
Wisley is the home of the Royal Horticultural Society. They serve a good lunch and Fran was very keen to introduce me to some of the highlights of this gardening mecca.
Todays image shows the huge Henry Moore sculpture that looks down 'the long border', [which is what Fran wanted to see]. My snap was improved by the chance positioning of a group gardening enthusiasts, also undetered by pouring rain, who added scale while sported a very colourful umbrella.
The winner of our prize draw from visitors to our Open House was Anna Parsons from London.
Posted by Colin Ruffell