Saturday 13 July and Sunday 14 July: the M25 will be closed between junction 10 and 11 in both directions, due to roadworks. The A3 is open, so access to RHS Garden Wisley is not affected. Please check routes before you travel. RHS Garden Wisley will be open and looking forward seeing you.

Exhibition: William Robinson - The Wild Gardener

Exhibition / Festival

RHS Garden Wisley, GU23 6QB

RHS Garden Wisley, GU23 6QB


RHS Garden Wisley
Wisley Lane
GU23 6QB


RHS Garden Wisley, RHS Hilltop – The Home of Gardening Science


  • Member

    Free garden entry

  • Non-member

    Normal garden admission applies

  • No booking is required for this free event.


  • Event times

    10am – 4.30pm

  • Subject

    Exhibition / Festival

Why do modern gardens look so different from the neat, formal ones we see in Victorian photographs and drawings? In the late 19th and early 20th century, William Robinson – one of the British Isles’ most influential horticulturalists – championed and popularised a more naturalistic gardening style that used hardy plants to create landscapes that mimic wild spaces.

In this Old Laboratory exhibition at RHS Garden Wisley, discover Robinson's written works and ideas, learn about his connection to Wisley and how he became such an influential figure, and become immersed in his vision of a 'wild garden' through beautiful artwork and photography, before heading out into the garden to explore the kind of landscapes he inspired and advocated.

Please note: Normal garden admission charges will still apply to enter the garden.
Photograph by Claire Takacs

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The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.