School visits to RHS Garden Wisley, Surrey

Get gardening in this plant-filled paradise and discover an inspiring garden where children can let their imagination grow

Please submit a school visit enquiry form to book a guided or self-guided school visit.
For summer 2024, primary school workshops are now full. Workshops for secondary schools are still available to book and self-guided visits for all ages are available throughout the year during school term time.
Visits from September 2024 to July 2025 are now available to book, please complete a school visit enquiry form to confirm your preferred dates. 

School workshops

Our exciting workshops offer hands-on sessions for children at Foundation Stage, and in Primary and Secondary schools (KS1-5) including those with special educational needs (SEN). Download our brochure to see the diverse range of workshops we have on offer for schools at Wisley:


Wisley Primary School workshops brochure Wisley Secondary School workshops brochure

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About visiting the garden

One of the finest gardens in the world, RHS Garden Wisley is a place where visitors can find horticultural inspiration and access plants not seen anywhere else. With fantastic facilities including two new Learning Studios and a Learning Garden, alongside the bespoke Clore Learning Centre, Teaching Garden and accompanied access to the Glasshouse, Wisley is the perfect place to bring your students. All our activities are interactive with a focus on learning through exploration, working together and asking questions.

Guided and self-guided visits

As well as our guided visits, with workshops for Primary and Secondary schools we have some days reserved for home-educated families and groups. We also have a range of resources for self-guided visits covering many parts of the school curriculum including art, numeracy and the natural world.

Please note: Funded educational visits are available Monday to Friday during school term time only.

Our learning facilities

Things to consider before your visit

  • All of our programmes include outdoor experiences in the garden
  • Please ensure that the students and accompanying adults are dressed sensibly for the weather, with suitable footwear and appropriate clothing
  • It is advisable that pupils visiting the garden have up-to-date tetanus inoculation, particularly if a hands-on gardening activity is planned

All pre-booked educational visits are free of charge. If you feel able to give a donation to the RHS to help support our educational work this would be much appreciated; we ask you to consider a donation of £3 per child for your visit.

Booking a visit

To arrange a guided or self-guided school visit, please complete and submit the school visit enquiry form. We will reserve one of your preferred visit dates and send you a booking form to complete. Please get in touch with the Schools Team at Wisley if you have any questions or specific requirements.

Get in touch

Call: 01483 212432
Email: [email protected]
Sign up: receive our RHS Schools updates

National Lottery Heritage Fund

The National Lottery Heritage Fund awarded £4 million to support the transformation at RHS Garden Wisley, with more than half going towards RHS Hilltop – The Home of Gardening Science. This grant will also help fund inspirational activity programmes to further knowledge and skills, and widen engagement.

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.