RHS Garden Wisley to host educational week

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is set to host a special event as part of British Science Week.

Garden and greenhouse enthusiasts are being invited to attend its Wisley site between September 5th and 13th, where they will learn about composting, climate change, pests, diseases and issues impacting the honeybee.

The site will host a guided trail showing how the RHS advises horticulturalists across the nation.

It will reveal some of its scientific work, with the British Ecological Society giving a tour with emphasis on how climate change is affecting UK gardens.

Growers will learn how at-risk locations like herbaceous borders and lawns are being put in danger by changing weather patterns.

Meanwhile, scientists at the site recently revealed they have discovered a plant disease never before seen in the UK.

The pathogen, which attacks basil crops, was first reported in Africa in 1933, before appearing in the US and continental Europe 60 years later.