National Gardening Week 2019 - Edible Britain

Special Event

RHS Garden Wisley, GU23 6QB

RHS Garden Wisley, GU23 6QB


RHS Garden Wisley
Wisley Lane
GU23 6QB


RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey


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    Special Event

The nation’s biggest celebration of gardening returns for 2019 from 29 April to 5 May as we encourage everyone to get involved in grow-your-own. The theme for this year is Edible Britain, with the RHS calling on gardeners up and down the country to share their love of home-grown produce.

Head to RHS Garden Wisley for inspiration and insightful talks to celebrate National Gardening Week.

Wisley Garden Library Show and Tell: 29 April–3 May
Come along to a show and tell display in the Wisley Garden Library this National Gardening Week to discover how growing vegetables and fruit has changed through the years. A member of the libraries team will be on hand to explain the collection as well as show rarer items that aren’t usually on display. Visit the Garden Library during normal garden opening hours
A Tour of Edibles at RHS Garden Wisley: 29 April, 1pm–2pm
As part of National Gardening Week, the Edibles team at RHS Garden Wisley will be giving a tour of the fruit and vegetable gardens. Visitors will be guided by one of the expert team who works in these areas as they share insightful information about the collections at Wisley.
National Vegetable Society Talk: 29 April, 2pm–2.45pm
As part of National Gardening Week, Keith Hine and Neil Hope from the National Vegetable Society will provide a talk on hints and tips for ‘Growing Better Vegetables' taking place in the RHS Garden Wisley Plant Centre at 2pm on Monday 29 April.

Charles Dowding talk: Saturday 4 May at 2pm
Come along to listen to ‘no dig’ pioneer Charles Dowding’s talk on how to have healthy soil and enjoy easier harvests. You will also be able to immerse yourself in Charles’ beautiful garden photos and gain expert advice in a Q&A session following the 80-minute talk. The talk will take place in the Lecture Room inside the Laboratory at 2pm. Please meet at the front of the Laboratory a few minutes beforehand.

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