Wisley courses and workshops 2015 - 2016
We have introduced exciting new courses in every RHS Garden, and hope that you will find a course to match your needs and capture your interest.
2016 courses & workshops at RHS Garden Wisley (2.5MB pdf)
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Whether you're an art lover or art creator, get some 'greenspiration' at one of our exhibitions, or join a course or workshop to hone your own artistic skills. Our exhibitions are spread across the garden and Glasshouse Gallery, meaning there's something to enjoy whatever the weather.
More about Greenspiration at Wisley
NEW Beauty of Bark trail
Wrap up and explore the Winter Walk around Seven Acres, filled with colourful stems, wonderful textures and sweet scents. You can also discover some of Wisley's many outstanding trees with our new Beauty of Bark trail (1.7MB pdf).
Craft and Design Fair
25 - 29 November
Browse and buy from more than 160 of the finest craftspeople in the country for original and unusual Christmas gifts. Please note the craft fair is held outside the garden.
More about the Craft and Design Fair
Christmas Glow light switch-on
2 December, 5pm
Watch RHS Ambassador and author Mary Berry switch on the Wisley Christmas lights at 5pm, and then enjoy a book signing and late-night Christmas shopping evening until 8.30pm. There will be sparkling seasonal decorations, and unrivalled RHS gifts, plants and books for sale to make Christmas shopping a pleasure. The Wisley Christmas Shop will be open until 24 December.
Christmas Glow at Wisley
3 December – 3 January
Enjoy the festive atmosphere with the Jigantics light installations dotted around the garden in the shape of magical, giant illuminated flowers. Look out for the natural Christmas decorations, from holly wreaths to carpets of ivy. Visit at dusk as the garden opens until 5pm (last entry 4pm). Buy half price garden entry tickets (£6 adult, £3 child) for entry to the garden between 3pm and 4pm.
Christmas display in the Glasshouse
5 December – 4 January
At Christmas, the Glasshouse display is turned into something magical. Hundreds of plants are specially grown by the team including poinsettias for a large Christmas tree, Fittonia and Anthurium. The Tropical Zone is transformed by vibrant colours and pillars are adorned with Calanthe and miniature Phalaenopsis. Look for exciting pond displays, and don’t miss the ropes made of soft Tillandsia, hanging like tinsel.
Gingerbread and Santa stories
5 – 20 December (weekends) & 23 – 24 December
Each weekend of December, come and decorate gingerbread and listen to stories with Santa. For children of all ages, accompanied by a responsible adult. Price: £5 per child for RHS members and non-members (excl. garden entry). For further details and to book tickets please call 020 3176 5830 (Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm).
Festive lunches and
1 – 24 December
The Restaurant’s tempting seasonal menu will ease you into the festivities. There is nothing like something warming and spiced after an invigorating walk to see the winter colour. Gift vouchers for an afternoon tea make wonderful presents, too. £14 per person for a two-course menu.
Book your table online or call 01483 225329.
Festive shopping all wrapped up
From decorations to imaginative gifts, RHS Shops and Plant Centres have everything you need for the festive season. Download our festive voucher to get £5 off when you spend £50 or more at any RHS Shop or Plant Centre from 24 October - 24 December.
Download your £5 festive shopping voucher (69kB pdf)
Butterflies in the Glasshouse
16 January – 6 March 2016
Banish the winter blues with a visit to our tropical display of colourful Butterflies in the Glasshouse. Be amazed by their many colours and sizes and learn about them with interactive displays. Book your time slot for any day.