Behind the scenes of the Laboratory: March–July

Every second & last Wednesday of the month
Have you ever wondered what happens inside our iconic Laboratory, or about the research that takes place? Our 'Behind the scenes' tours are a chance to take a look at the day-to-day work of the Herbarium, the Science Library, Botany and Entomology at this world-class garden.

Pelargonium Pink Champagne

Pelargoniums in the Glasshouse: 9 May – 5 June

Enjoy a vibrant display of Wisley's Pelargonium collection, featuring many different groups. 
Normal garden admission applies

Design for A Suffolk Retreat garden

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016 display: 10–30 May

Visit the Glasshouse Gallery to see Show Garden designs for this month's RHS Chelsea Flower Show. 
Normal garden admission applies

Boy building a den

May half term: 28 May–5 June 

Enjoy our outdoor adventured-themed activities this May half term. Take our trail around the garden, build a den in the play area, go bird watching in the Bird Hide and enjoy our art & craft activities.
More about May half term

Girl planting a raised bed

Budding Gardeners, sponsored by Guildford Rotary: 28 May - 5 June

As part of the RHS Campaign for School Gardening, see mini show gardens built by local schools. 
Normal garden admission applies

Iris Goring Sunrise

British Iris Society summer show
29 May

Browse displays of plants and images, and ask the experts your questions.
11am (following judging) - 4.30pm, Hillside Events Centre
More about Plant Society events at Wisley

Wisley in the evening lightLate evening openings: 2, 9, 16, 23 & 29 June and 7 July

Enjoy an evening stroll and experience the beauty of Wisley after hours, with live music. Last entry 8pm.
Normal garden admission (RHS members free). Special offer: £5 after 5pm.

Rose illustrationsSharing the Wisley Library Treasures: first Tuesday of the month

From 2 - 4pm, the Wisley Garden Library brings out special books from its collections for display. Drop in and chat to our librarians about the objects and why they are important to the RHS.
More about Sharing the Wisley Library Treasures

Picnic hamperQueen’s 90th birthday street party: 6 - 12 June

Enjoy a week of horticultural displays with a royal theme. On Saturday and Sunday, come and have a picnic on Seven Acres and enjoy delicious non-alcoholic Victorian cordials by Temperance Tavern.

National Insect Week: 23 - 26 June (Glasshouse gallery)

As part of National insect week (20–26 June), discover details of insects hidden to the naked eye with our RHS entomologists. See garden insect predators magnified, explore delicate insect features under the microscope, and find out how to study insect life in your own garden.

  • 23–24 June: 11am–3pm & 25–26 June: 10.30am–4pm

Visitor with strawberryFlavoursome Fridays: 1 July – 2 September 

Each Friday, try a selection of delicious seasonal fruit and vegetables and pick up some tips on cultivation from the RHS team.
Normal garden admission

Summer Nights open-air cinema screenings: 15–16 July

Enjoy outdoor film screenings of The Martian (12A) and Dirty Dancing (12A) for a relaxing summer evening in the garden.

  • Tickets: RHS members & non-members £13 per person for each screening. Early-bird £11 per person (up to six weeks in advance). Under 5 years go free.

Book your open-air cinema screenings online or call QUAD box office on 01332 290606.

Children at an Arts Fest book readingArts Fest: 16 – 17 July

Be prepared for live music, theatre performances, craft stalls and demonstrations, and a programme of poetry. Try out circus skills or take part in an interactive workshop in the beautiful surroundings of the garden in full summer colour.
More details coming soon.

Rocket Science - summer holiday fun: 23 July–31 August

Enjoy free, daily space-themed activities with all the family, inspired by the RHS Rocket Science project. Take part in your own space missions, including gardening, arts & crafts, garden trails and music, to discover more about growing plants in space.
More about Rocket Science activities

Visitors looking at dahlias

RHS Garden Wisley Flower Show: 6–11 September

Join us for this quality show against the spectacular backdrop of the late summer garden. 
More about the RHS Garden Wisley Flower Show

Wisley courses and workshops 2016

We have introduced exciting new courses in every RHS Garden. We hope you will find a course to match your needs and capture your interest.

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