RHS Garden Wisley

RHS Garden Wisley
RHS Garden Wisley
Wisley Lane, Woking, Surrey, GU23 6QB
  • Telephone 0845 260 9000
  • Opening times Mon–Fri 10am–6pm; Sat, Sun & bank holidays 9am–6pm.
  • Email
  • Website www.rhs.org.uk/wisley

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The flagship garden of the RHS, Wisley captures the imagination with richly planted borders, luscious rose gardens and the state-of-the-art Glasshouse.

Gifted to the Society in 1903, Wisley has evolved over time into a world-class garden. In the trials fields, the finest flowers and vegetables are identified from the countless new introductions. Elsewhere in the garden, cultivation techniques are tried and tested, and a series of model gardens answers the needs of a variety of conditions and circumstances.

The library at Wisley holds significant collections on practical gardening, garden history and design, and fruit and veg gardening.

The Glasshouse showcases our world class plant collection and has three climatic zones recreating tropical, moist temperate and dry temperate habitats. Our Alpine Display House contains a huge selection of alpines from all over the world.

There is also a shop, Plant Centre and several food outlets.

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Event times

There are 27 events at this location

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An Afternoon with Delphiniums

The Delphinium Society offer practical advice on these much loved plants for beginners and experts alike.

Sat 15 Nov

Included in admission / 0845 260 9000

Anna Mason

Work by award-winning botanical artist.

Fri 31 Oct

Included in garden admission / 0845 260 9000

Sat 1 Nov

Included in garden admission / 0845 260 9000

Sun 2 Nov

Included in garden admission / 0845 260 9000

Bark Trail

A chance for those interested in trees and textures to get a little closer to the garden's collection of towering trees and learn more about their bark.

Mon 1 Dec

Included in admission / 0845 260 9000

Tue 2 Dec

Included in admission / 0845 260 9000

Wed 3 Dec

Included in admission / 0845 260 9000

…and 118 more dates until 31 Mar 2015

Care Of The Fruit Garden In Winter

Join Wisley's fruit experts to learn how to plant trees and bushes, correctly establish them in good forms and prune them every year for maximum productivity.

Sat 22 Nov

£70 ( £58) / 0845 260 9000

Christmas Craft And Design Fair

Original and unusual gifts on offer from over 150 fine craftspeople.

Tue 25 Nov

£9 (Family guest £6; Members and accompanied under 16s free) / 0845 260 9000

Please note: The fair closes at 5pm on 30 November.

Wed 26 Nov

£9 (Family guest £6; Members and accompanied under 16s free) / 0845 260 9000

Please note: The fair closes at 5pm on 30 November.

Thu 27 Nov

£9 (Family guest £6; Members and accompanied under 16s free) / 0845 260 9000

Please note: The fair closes at 5pm on 30 November.

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Christmas Decorations In Willow

Local willow weaver Nicki Rowling will demonstrate and instruct while you make chains, lanterns, wreaths and Christmas trees to dress your home for the festive season.

Christmas Display in The Glasshouse

A display of seasonal plants.

Sat 6 Dec

Free Included in garden admission / 0845 260 9000

Sun 7 Dec

Free Included in garden admission / 0845 260 9000

Mon 8 Dec

Free Included in garden admission / 0845 260 9000

…and 26 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Christmas Shopping Evening

The Great British Bake Off legend Mary Berry opens the late shopping event as she signs copies of her books. Plus, there's a nice warm drink and a mince pie in it for you. Booking is essential.

Thu 20 Nov

Free / 0845 260 9000

Chrysanthemum Botanic Art

Illustrations from the chrysanthemum craze of the 1890s. Did you not know that there was a chrysanthemum craze in the 1890s? You do now.

Fri 31 Oct

Included in garden admission / 0845 260 9000

Free Day Friday

Take a walk through the gardens on this special free day out.

Fri 7 Nov

Free / 0845 260 9000

Enjoy autumn colour in the garden, seasonal treats in the cafés, and even get started on your Christmas shopping in the Gift Shop and Plant Centre.

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Glasshouse Plant Displays

The glasshouse features plants that are currently on display thanks to the season.

Sat 1 Nov

Free Included in admission / 0845 260 9000

This session sees the Plectranthus on display.

Sun 2 Nov

Free Included in admission / 0845 260 9000

This session sees the Plectranthus on display.

Mon 3 Nov

Free Included in admission / 0845 260 9000

This session sees the Plectranthus on display.

…and 27 more dates until 30 Nov

International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition

Winners from the seventh year of the prestigious photography competition.

Fri 31 Oct

Included in Garden admission / 0845 260 9000

Sat 1 Nov

Included in Garden admission / 0845 260 9000

Sun 2 Nov

Included in Garden admission / 0845 260 9000

…and 63 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

International Garden Photographer Of The Year Competition

View a selection of striking, prize-winning images from the 7th year of this prestigious competition.

Fri 31 Oct

Sat 1 Nov

Sun 2 Nov

…and 63 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Fri 7 Nov

Free (usual garden entrance fees apply) / 0845 260 9000

Sat 8 Nov

Free (usual garden entrance fees apply) / 0845 260 9000

The Lily Group Bulb Auction

The Lily Group opens its bulb auction to Wisley visitors.

Sun 16 Nov

Included in admission / 0845 260 9000

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The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Story Trail

Travel into the magical world of Narnia, a land inhabited by fantastical fauns and busy beavers.

Sat 20 Dec

Standard entry fees apply / 0845 260 9000

Sun 21 Dec

Standard entry fees apply / 0845 260 9000

Mon 22 Dec

Standard entry fees apply / 0845 260 9000

…and 13 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Making And Using Plant Dyes

Sarah Chesters, ex-costume designer, will provide short demonstrations of various processes followed by plenty of time for you to experiment. You will use common and unusual plant material for the colours, natural plant fibres and sheep's wool for dyeing.

Thu 20 Nov

£94 ( £82) / 0845 260 9000

Nuts And Bolts

This professional level course aims to marry design detailing with the production of successful construction drawings from a design perspective for practising garden designers and keen amateurs.

Thu 13 Nov

£212 ( £188) / 0845 260 9000

October Half Term Family Fun

A week of repulsive plants and frightening food. Activities include planting seeds, carving pumpkins, designing spider cupcakes, climbing trees, crafts and storytelling.

Fri 31 Oct

Free included in admission / 0845 260 9000

Sat 1 Nov

Free included in admission / 0845 260 9000

Sun 2 Nov

Free included in admission / 0845 260 9000

The Root Zone: Growing Media, Composting And Plant Nutrition

Join Nick Morgan, Glasshouse Specialist and Paul Alexander, Principal Horticultural Scientist for a day of looking at the root zone both indoors and out, finding out how to improve your soil out-of-doors, how to compost well and successful substrates for container cultivation.

Sat 1 Nov

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Royal Watercolour Society Exhibition

Paintings by society members celebrating gardens and gardening.

Wed 19 Nov

Included in admission / 0845 260 9000

Thu 20 Nov

Included in admission / 0845 260 9000

Fri 21 Nov

Included in admission / 0845 260 9000

…and 9 more dates until 30 Nov

Seedpods And Bark In Coloured Pencil With Ann Swan

Discover how to accurately capture seedpods and bark in coloured pencil using layering and blending techniques in this two-day workshop with botanical artist Ann Swan.

Wed 12 Nov

£182 ( £152) / 0845 260 9000

What Now? January And February

A whistle-stop tour of techniques, tips, tricks and advice on seasonal tasks so that you know what you could be doing when. January and February will include spring and renovation pruning, seed sowing, getting to know your soil and preparing a seed bed with opportunities for you to have a go yourself.

Tue 13 Jan 2015

£42 ( £30) / 0845 260 9000

What Now? November And December

A whistle-stop tour of techniques, tips, tricks and advice on seasonal tasks so that you know what you could be doing when. November and December will include ground preparation, winter fruit pruning, taking root cuttings, taking hardwood cuttings and winter vegetables with opportunities for you to have a go yourself.

Tue 4 Nov

£42 ( £30) / 0845 260 9000

Winter Pruning Of Tree Fruit

Join Wisley's expert fruit team for a demonstration and explanation of how to prune various tree forms in winter for maximum benefit to fruit production, aesthetics and space constraints.

Wed 19 Nov

£39 ( £27) / 0845 260 9000

Winter Walk And Talk With The Curator

Discover more about the plants on display in Winter with RHS Garden Wisley's enthusiastic curator, Colin Crosbie

Fri 16 Jan 2015

£31 ( £19) / 0845 260 9000

Winter Walk

Take a wander around the wintry gardens and enjoy the view.

Mon 1 Dec

Included in admission / 0845 260 9000

Tue 2 Dec

Included in admission / 0845 260 9000

Wed 3 Dec

Included in admission / 0845 260 9000

…and 118 more dates until 31 Mar 2015

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