Fuchsia display in the Glasshouse
23 June–24 August
A colourful and exciting display of the Wisley Fuchsia collection featuring a variety of sizes and colours. There will be demonstrations of basket grown and large standards of this household favourite.
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.
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Adventures in Wonderland
22 July–31 August
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Enter the magical world of make-believe at RHS Garden Wisley, as they celebrate the 150th anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. With free fun activities every weekday of the holidays, including gardening, arts & crafts, music, theatre and puppet shows. Bring along your family and take on the adventure, explore trails and tunnels and play croquet – you’ll be grinning like a Cheshire Cat this summer. More about the Adventures in Wonderland
Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
22 July–31 August
Join Alice and her friends for fun and entertainment at the Mad Hatter’s picnic tea party. Wear your most creative hat and gather your friends. Seating is limited: pre-booking and pre-payment will be required. Adults £12, children £10 (includes tea, cake and sandwiches).
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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.
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Birds of Prey
22–23 August & 26–27 September
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.
Harvesting and collecting seed
27 August - 10.30am–12.30pm
Harvesting and collecting seed from your own plants is a cheap and exciting way to increase the plants in your garden. Join the RHS Seed Team and learn how and when to collect and treat your seeds. RHS Members £28, Non-members £41.
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27 August at 7.45pm
Spend an evening discovering the hidden inhabitants of the garden with the Surrey Bat Group. Visitors are advised to bring a small torch and wear sensible footwear, and at this time of year insect repellent is recommended. Tickets: Adults £9 and children £5.
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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.
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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
23 September – 10 am–4pm
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.
Capture the beauty of late summer light as the garden opens early at 7.30am.
Heather Society Day
27 September – 10.30am–4.30pm
Spend a day getting to know more about this wonderful plant, starting with a tour of the National Heather Collection. After lunch enjoy an illustrated presentation of heathers in gardens and their natural habitats, a demonstration of growing Erica from seed, plus plant sales from John Hall Plants and advice from the experts. See more details on Heather Society Day
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
Traditional crafts, artisan demonstrations and family activities inspired by the natural beauty of wood. This weekend focuses on different ways to explore wood. Traditional and modern wood craft is included with demonstrations of lumberjack sports from STIHL, walks and talks with RHS experts. Ben Law talks about our re-emerging woodland culture and Thomas Pakenham, bestselling author will be signing copies of his new book The Company of Trees. On your visit take a walk in the Arboretum, Pinetum or the winding woodland paths of the Wild Garden.
More details coming soon.
Seeds on Show
Sale of seed and seed displays by the RHS Seed Team, Alpine Garden Society, Cyclamen Society and Plant Heritage.
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