3 July–4 September (inclusive)
Every Friday, between 1pm and 3pm, try a selection of seasonal fruit and vegetables. Also take the opportunity to pick up tips on cultivation from the RHS Fruit and Vegetable team.
'Behind the Scenes' tours - dates throughout summer
Have you ever wondered how Wisley is run - perhaps how our plants are nurtured, or about the research that takes place in our iconic Laboratory? Our summer 'Behind the scenes' tours are a chance to take a look at the day-to-day work of this world-class garden.
More about Behind the Scenes tours
Surrey Sculpture Society Trail
22 August–27 September
Contemporary or traditional, find your favourite from around 60 inspirational sculptures by some of the South East’s finest, established and emerging artists. All sculptures are available to buy.
More about the Surrey Sculpture Society Trail
Coleus Display in the Glasshouse
31 August–27 September
Coleus are best known for their bright colours, and variety of foliage forms. This classic pot-grown display will showcase the impressive range of this plant group.
RHS Wisley Flower Show
Our six-day floral extravaganza features more than 60 nurseries and trade stands, the National Dahlia Society Show, floral displays by Surrey NAFAS, expert advice and much more. Plus, there's the chance to enjoy stunning late-summer colour throughout the garden.
More about the RHS Wisley Flower Show
Women in Horticulture
8 September–1 November
This display in the Wisley Garden Library celebrates women’s contribution to horticulture over the last 100 years. All have left an enduring legacy as educators, scientists, artists, writers and gardeners.
Dahlia Study Day
Talks, demonstrations and displays linked to the Dahlia Trial. Featuring flower and photo displays, plant sales, educational displays and the chance to ask the experts your questions.
See the full Dahlia Study Day programme (166kB pdf)
Capture the beauty of late summer light as the garden opens early at 7.30am.
Birds of Prey
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.
Heather Society Day
Meet at the Wisley entrance at 10.30am for a tour of the National Heather Collection (alternatively meet in the heather garden at Howard’s Fields at 10.55am). At 2pm the Hillside Events Centre will host an illustrated presentation of heathers in gardens and their natural habitats, a demonstration of growing Erica from seed plus advice from the experts. Join the Heather Society on the day and receive a special pack of six heathers. Plant sales from John Hall Plants will be available in the Hillside Centre from 10.30am – 4.30pm.
10.30am – 4.30pm, Hillside Events Centre (and garden tour)
Normal garden admission
Art of Nature by Surrey Choices
30 September–4 October
See art inspired by nature in the Glasshouse Gallery. Created by adults with learning and/or physical disabilities, this is a partnership event with Surrey Choices ‘About Us’ learning service.
Alpine Open Day
1 October 10.30am–4.30pm
Join experts and enthusiasts from the world of alpine and rock garden plants at this joint RHS, Alpine Garden Society (AGS) and Scottish Rock Garden Club (SRGC) open day. Talks, practical demonstrations, a photographic exhibition, and other activities will be held at the Hillside Events Centre. See more details on Alpine Open Day
Join us as we present traditional crafts, artisan demonstrations and family activities inspired by the natural beauty of wood. Watch exciting lumberjack sports with STIHL, take part in walks and talks with RHS experts and bestselling authors, and enjoy the beauty of the garden and woodland areas in autumn.
More about Autumn Woodfest
Seeds on Show
Sale of seed and seed displays by the RHS Seed Team, Alpine Garden Society, Cyclamen Society and Plant Heritage.
Wisley Harvest Weekend
Celebrate all that Wisley has to offer from the harvest. Come and visit exhibitors including The Chilli Group and Surrey Bees. See displays, join in with workshops and tastings of a variety of chillies and other harvest food. Try some of Wisley’s apples from a collection of around 700 cultivars. Plus come and meet the RHS Fruit team for apple tasting, pressing and identification.
31 October–15 November
Discover the story of the horticultural society established at Ruhleben detention camp in Germany during the First World War. With the support of the RHS, a group of British prisoners grew food for their fellow internees and boosted morale by organising flower shows. Note: this exhibition will be held in the Glasshouse Gallery