RHS Wisley have expressed opposition to plans currently being finalised by Highways England to improve the M25 Junction 10 interchange and widen the A3. Although the RHS support in principle improvements to this road junction they believe it could equally well be achieved without the destruction of 500 trees and loss of 10,000 sq. metres of Wisley Gardens.
In their submission RHS Wisley state that current plans would not only result in the elimination of irreplaceable historic trees that are over 100 years old, potentially including five trees that are identified as threatened and endangered in cultivation by Plant Heritage’s Threatened Plants Project, but would also destroy the habitats of a wide range of wildlife and the beauty of the garden.. Excellent specimens of giant redwood (Sequoiadendron giganteum) would also be at risk.
For further information about road improvement plans and to learn how you can support RHS Wisley in their opposition visit https://www.rhs.org.uk/Wisley-under-threat-from-A3-plans