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Christmas Glow, in partnership with Smart Energy GB, is back for its third year, promising to be bigger, brighter and better than ever before. 

Returning to Wisley from 1 December 2017 – 3 January 2018, it will bring the winter evenings alive with fantastical giant flowers, dramatic installations and brilliant illuminated trees.

Follow the fairy lights along the trail and see the light playing on our iconic trees, floating installations creating rippling reflections on the water, and stunning views of the Laboratory reflected in the Jellicoe Canal.

As part of our partnership, Smart Energy GB will be installing a series of interactive lights connected to smart meters around the garden. See how easy it is to use a smart meter in-home display and the benefits it can bring to households - such as no more meter readings.

Download your Christmas Glow map

Christmas delights in the Glasshouse

Don't miss our beautiful Glasshouse display, this year inspired by the 1837 poem A visit from St Nicholas by Clement Clarke Moore.

Walk into a festive woodland glade, complete with poinsettia 'trees', ferns, red flowering azaleas and an abandoned sleigh. Can you find the missing reindeer? 

Delight in the Arts & Crafts stockings hanging over the chimney, surrounded by 10 Christmas trees decorated by local schools.

Festive display in the Glasshouse

Visitor browsing Chritmas giftsGift ideas all wrapped up

As well as Christmas Glow, Wisley offers fantastic festive shopping, all open late during Glow.

Pick up all kinds of plants, seeds and sundries in the Plant Centre, or visit the Wisley Christmas Shop and Gift Shop for everything festive - from decorations, cards, calendars and candles to books, gifts and gourmet foods.

More about shopping at Wisley

Fresh mince piesChristmas Glow family food

During Glow, Taste of Wisley will be serving delicious two-course meals with a drink in the Food Hall and Glasshouse Cafe from 4pm.

See the Food Hall meal deal

See the Glasshouse Cafe meal deal

We will also be offering festive treats such as mince pies, cranberry and chocolate brownies and hot chocolate with marshmallows to keep you warm throughout your visit.

Opening times

Food Hall
Mon – Fri: 10am–7.30pm
Sat – Sun & Bank Hols: 9am–7.30pm
Glasshouse Café
Mon – Fri: 10am–7.30pm
Sat – Sun & Bank Hols: 9am–7.30pm
Coffee Shop
Daily: 9am–8.15pm
Honest Sausage

Santa giving a giftMore family fun

For an extra special treat, bring children along to visit Mr and Mrs Claus for songs, stories and gingerbread decorating.

More about Stories and Songs with Santa

Illuminated flowers at WisleyPlan your visit

Opening times

Garden open until 8pm (last entry 7pm) in December, except 24 December (5pm close; last entry 4pm) and Christmas Day (closed).


  • RHS members: FREE, plus a family guest
  • Non-members: Normal garden admission until 3pm. Save 25% on entry after 3pm

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