Behind the scenes, Plot to Plate: August–September

Friday 5, 19 August, Friday 2 September, 1pm – 2.30pm
Take a tour of our Fruit and Vegetable Gardens and allotments to find out about the produce grown on site from our RHS Garden team. The tour will finish in Bowes Lyon Garden Pavilion where you will be able to try seasonal fruit and vegetables on display as part of our Flavoursome Fridays series.  

Behind the scenes of the Laboratory

Every second & last Wednesday of the month
Our 'Behind the scenes' tours are a chance to take a look at the day-to-day work of the Herbarium, Science Library, Botany and Entomology teams.

Rose illustrations

Sharing 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

Fuchsia 'Margaret'

Fuchsia display in the Glasshouse: 18 June – 28 August

A colourful and exciting display of the Wisley Fuchsia collection featuring a wide range of sizes and colours.  

Visitor with strawberry

Flavoursome 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

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. 
More about Rocket Science activities


All About Penstemons: 28 July 

Featuring talks, workshops, plant sales and the chance to get advice from the experts. 
More about All About Penstemons

Barn owl in flight

Birds of Prey: 6 – 7 August

Meet wonderful birds of prey up close and learn all about them during this weekend. Watch the birds in agility displays at 11am and 2pm each day. 

Fish, by Eric DugganSurrey Sculpture Society Trail: 20 August – 25 September

The stage is set for the Surrey Sculpture Society to show off some 60 sculptures along the trail through the garden. Coming from all categories and mediums, there is sure to be one that you will admire. All are for sale with prices to suit different budgets.  
Normal garden admission 

Brown long-eared batBat Walk: 25 August

Discover the secret world of bats at sunset, in a walk organised by the Surrey Bat Group.
More about the Bat Walk

Coleus leavesColeus display: 31 August – 27 September

Enjoy Glasshouse displays of Solenostemon (Coleus), grown for their toothed, often colourful leaves; often as decorative house plants.
Normal garden admission 


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

Wedding bouquetWedding Showcase: 25 September 
11am – 5pm

Wisley is proud to be hosting its first wedding showcase. Set in a beautiful marquee located in the heart of our stunning gardens, the marquee will be fully dressed to showcase local suppliers and give you a real sense of how your special day might look.

Come along for an informal conversation or pre-book an appointment directly with any of our participating suppliers (15kB pdf).
Pre-register your attendance for free admission. Normal garden admission applies on the day.

Child carving a pumpkinOctober half term: Stars of the Night
22 – 30 October 

We've teamed up with the Wildlife Trust to create a ‘batty’ neighbourhood that encourages bats all year round.  Join us for fun family activities to learn all about bats; plant flowers to encourage bats; and get busy carving pumpkins! More details coming soon. 
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