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.
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Trials Field, Wisley

People's Choice: Have your say 

Visit the Trials Field this summer to have your say in our People's Choice awards. There are three trials to vote for: Cosmos, zonal Pelargonium and new bedding cultivars. On the Hilltop Borders you can also vote for your favourite pelargoniums in containers. 

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

Fish, by Eric Duggan

Surrey 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

Coleus leaves

Coleus 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. Includes the vibrant 2016 National Dahlia Society Show. 
More about the RHS Garden Wisley Flower Show

Erica cinerea f. aureifolia Golden Hue

The Heather Society show: 25 September

Featuring workshops, container planting demonstrations, plant displays and sales plus a talk and tour. 

More about The Heather Society Show

More about other Plant Society events at Wisley

Wedding bouquet

Wedding 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.

Selina Lake: Botanical Style: 11 October

Talk & book signing: 12.30pm–1.30pm
Transform your home into a leafy haven with interiors stylist Selina Lake. Learn how to create textures, tones & ambience as she gives her top tips and inspiring suggestions. Location - Wisley Plant Centre
Ticket prices: Adults £8, concessions £7
Book a ticket to the talk or call Guildford Book Festival Box Office: 01483 444334

Jim Buttress: The People's Gardener: 14 October

Talk & book signing: 3.30pm–4.30pm
Trained at RHS Garden Wisley, top gardener, TV personality and RHS judge, Jim Butress talks about his marvellous life’s journey from the Royal Parks and RHS to Britain in Bloom. Location - Wisley Plant Centre
Ticket prices: Adults £8, concessions £7
Book a ticket to the talk or call Guildford Book Festival Box Office: 01483 444334

Child carving a pumpkin

October half term: Animals 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! 

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