Actress, Dame Penelope Keith will open this year’s annual RHS Garden Wisley Flower Show on Tuesday 6 September. Join us for our spectacular late summer show in the stunning surroundings of RHS Garden Wisley. Our six-day floral extravaganza - 6 - 11 September 2016 - features a record number of 55 nurseries and 21 tradestands, the National Dahlia Society Show, floral displays by the Surrey area of the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (NAFAS), expert advice and much more.
Browse and buy from RHS Chelsea and Hampton Court Palace Flower Show medal winners, along with other specialist nurseries and garden trade stands who will be showcasing their top quality plants and garden sundries.
Make the most of your day by picking up a free Flower Show Exhibitor Guide and Map at the garden entrance. Entry to the RHS Wisley Flower Show is free to RHS Members and one family guest.
Flower Show breakfast preview
Tuesday 6 September, 7.30am
Enjoy a special breakfast and a tour of the Show by one of our curatorial team, and make the most of premium parking.
RHS members £28, non-members £40.
Wisley Flower Show Lunches
6 – 11 September from 11.30 am
Enhance your visit to the Flower Show with lunch in The Restaurant. Book a table and be sure to have a copy of your Flower Show ticket with you.
Download the Wisley Flower Show lunch menu (195kB pdf)
National Dahlia Society Annual Show, 6 – 11 September
Admire the best in dahlia cultivation and colour as part of the RHS Wisley Flower Show. More than 100 exhibitors will be vying for top prizes in all classes with their stunning blooms.
Tuesday: noon - 6pm
Wed - Sat: 9am - 6pm
Sun: 9am - 5pm
The RHS People's Dahlia Competition, 10 & 11 September
Do you have green fingers and a competitive streak? Why not enter The RHS People's Dahlia Competition.
On either day, just bring a single stem (with single or multiple flowers) of any type of dahlia that you have grown. Blooms to be registered in the NDS tent by 11am on either day. Judging wil take place at noon, with prize giving at 3pm.
Surrey NAFAS Floral Display, 6 – 11 September
Surrey NAFAS will be exhibiting their stunning floral art creations under the theme ‘Not Quite Strictly' in their Floral Ballroom Marquee. More than 100 floral designers will 'take to the floor' using the finest flowers and latest techniques to get your feet tapping.
While at the show, take in the fabulous late summer borders, magnificent grasses and inspirational sculptures from up and coming artists with the Surrey Sculpture Society Trail.
Plan your visit
- Tuesday 6th - Saturday 10th: 9am - 6pm
- Sunday 11th: 9am - 5pm
- Last entry one hour before closing
Normal garden admission applies. RHS members go free.
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Free shuttle bus from Horsley Station
*Approximate journey time
It's never been easier to visit the RHS Wisley Flower Show, with a free shuttle bus from Horsley station every day of the Show – buses will leave every 20 minutes throughout each day and it only takes 15 minutes* each way (excluding Sunday due to planned engineering works). You'll be dropped off in the heart of the garden near the Glasshouse.
Planned engineering works are due to take place on Sunday 11 September and to accommodate this we will be running a courtesy shuttle service from Woking Station to the garden.
The first shuttle bus will run from Horsley Station at 9.30am. The last shuttle bus from Wisley leaves from the rear of the Glasshouse at 5.15pm – note this is 45 minutes before the garden (and show) closes. Between 1.30pm and 3.30pm the service from Wisley to Horsley leaves every 30 minutes – at .00 and .30 minutes past the hour.
At Horsley the bus will pick up/drop off outside Horsley station on the forecourt. At Wisley the bus will pick up/drop off at the back of the Glasshouse near the South African Meadow. Bus stops will be clearly marked, as will the bus.
The shuttle bus is free for all visitors to Wisley – members and non-members. Shuttle bus users do not need to have a train ticket.
All shuttle buses are fully accessible and can take wheelchairs. For more information on station access customers should call South West trains on 0800 52 82 100 (textphone 0800 69 20 792). Please note Horsley station is not a fully wheelchair accessible station, however Woking station is wheelchair accessible. Visitors with accessibility needs are recommended to alight at Woking station and get the free fully accessible shuttle bus to Wisley. This leaves Woking at 10.30am every 2 hours (Tue – Sat), and departs Wisley from 11.30am every 2 hours. On Sunday the service goes down to every 30 minutes from Horsley and increases to every 30 minutes from Woking due to the engineering works.
Travel by train – SAVE 25% on your garden entry ticket
Travel by train to RHS Wisley Flower Show and enjoy 25% off on your garden entry ticket.
Present your valid train ticket at the ticket office to claim your discount.
Access needs and car parking
We understand that some visitors may have accessibility needs that require them to be parked as close to the garden entrance as possible, and kindly ask that these visitors have their blue badge clearly visible before arriving at Wisley. This allows us to direct you into car park one, instead of directing you down to our overflow car parks.
If you have accessibility needs but do not have a blue badge, please contact the Events Team at firstname.lastname@example.org / 01483 224234 to discuss your requirements. We have a limited number of additional parking permits that will allow you to park in car park one – these are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Please note that there are shuttles available from both car park 4 and car park 5 to take you to the show and back again, so the above permits should only be requested if an absolute necessity.