Self-guided school visits at RHS Garden Wisley

Use our resources to enjoy the self-guided part of your visit or to bring smaller groups of children

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. 

Choose a self-guided visit to the garden

Bring your children to enjoy the gardens independently, taking part in your own activities or using our self-guided resources.

  • As well as the full programme of taught sessions at Wisley, there is the opportunity for you to explore the garden on a self-guided visit
  • Children will get more out of their visit if they are in small, adult-led groups and have an activity to focus on

  • We have a collection of self-guided resources (below) for teachers to use on their visit to the garden
  • Most areas of the garden are available for use by self-guided groups to eat lunches

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.

Resources for self-guided school visits

Discover our range of materials and activities for self-guided groups, to help you get the most out of your visit. Perhaps spend some time exploring the Glasshouse, identifying trees or collecting fallen and natural objects.

Additional resources

Explore activities, projects, lesson plans and other resources available on our RHS Campaign for School Gardening website, which can be used for your self-guided visit to the garden or for a follow-up lesson back at school.

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]
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