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RHS Wisley

Contact Details


Address: RHS Garden Wisley, 

Woking GU23 6QB

Tel: 01483 224234

Opening Times

Monday - Friday
10am - 6pm
Saturday - Sunday - Bank Holidays
9am - 6pm

Open every day except Christmas Day.
Shop and Plant Centre closed Easter Sunday.
Last entry one hour before closing.
The Glasshouse 10am – 5.15pm (last entry 5pm).     

The Royal Horticultural Society was given Wisley in 1903, although at the time only a portion of the 60 acre estate was  cultivated as a garden. The garden was created by George Fergusson Wilson - businessman, scientist, inventor, keen gardener and a former Treasurer of the society. In 1878 he purchased the site and established the 'Oakwood experimental garden', with the idea of making 'difficult plants grow successfully'. The garden acquired a reputation for its collections of lilies, gentians, Japanese irises, and water plants. The present Wild Garden at Wisley is the direct descendant of Oakwood and despite changes is still true to the original concept.

It was at Wisley that the School of Horticulture was founded to instruct young people in the principles of horticulture and prepare them for careers as professional gardeners. Today the RHS offers apprenticeships in all four gardens that offer a diverse and thorough training regime as well as accreditted qualifications and career opportunities.

That combination of learning with pleasure is the essence of the RHS.

Gabriel Ash at RHS Garden Wisley

At RHS Garden Wisley you can find several Gabriel Ash structures including:

  • An RHS Wisley on Dwarf Wall
  • An RHS Vinehouse
  • A Classic 'Eight' by 10
  • Several accessories including coldframes and waterbutts
  • A childrens' Budding Greenhouse

Here's what head gardener Mario had to say about his new addition to the vegetable garden, as well as some insights into what he plans on growing through the season!

Highlights of the Wisley Gardens

Here's a breakdown of some of the fantastic sights to be seen throughout Wisley during your visit; including the fantastic butterfly glasshouse!