What to See
Wisley is the historic home of the RHS and houses one of the largest plant collections in the world. The gardens delight through every season: enjoy swathes of bulbs and blossom in spring, unforgettable mixed borders and roses in summer, autumn’s bountiful colours, and frost-sparkled walks in winter. And don’t miss the stunning Glasshouse, set to transport you to far-flung shores.
Quaker Interest: Sir Thomas Hanbury, a wealthy Quaker, bought Oakwood and the adjoining Glebe Farm who had founded the celebrated garden of La Mortola, on the Italian Riviera. In 1903, Sir Thomas presented the Wisley estate in trust to the Society for its perpetual use.
What we Offer
People come to Wisley for so many reasons – to enjoy and learn about our renowned plant collections, to get advice and inspiration for their own gardens, to take part in workshops and events, to spend time with family and friends, and simply to relax among beautiful surroundings.
From its beginnings, Wisley has been about plantsmanship and experimentation, and it continues in that spirit today. In late summer 2017, we opened an exciting new Exotic Garden and over the coming years we will be unveiling many more exciting new areas and facilities as part of our major Strategic Investment Programme.
The 960 acres of grounds offer places for reflection and contemplation.
Open Winter: 10am–4.30pm, Mon–Fri; 9am–4.30pm, Sat–Sun & Bank Hols; 22 Oct–17 Mar. Summer: 10am–6pm, Mon–Fri; 9am–6pm, Sat–Sun & Bank Hols; 18 Mar–20 Oct. Closed 25 Dec. Last entry one hour before closing.
RHS Garden Wisley
Tel: 0845 260 9000
Tel: 01483 224234
e-mail: [email protected]