Monday 15 April: Due to high winds, Battleston Hill and the Pinetum will be closed, for the safety of visitors, staff and volunteers. The rest of the garden is open and looking forward to your visit.

Exhibition: What is a weed?

Exhibition / Festival

RHS Garden Wisley, GU23 6QB

RHS Garden Wisley, GU23 6QB


Wisley Lane
GU23 6QB


RHS Garden Wisley, Old Laboratory


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    Free garden entry

  • Non-member

    Normal garden admission applies

  • No booking is required for this free event


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    Exhibition / Festival

What do you think a weed is? This exhibition might change your mind. Developed by a group of young curators in collaboration with the RHS, 'What is a weed?' challenges stereotypes and introduces new perspectives on weeds through art, animation and interactive exhibits.

On a sensory journey through the RHS Garden Wisley Gallery, visitors will have the chance to learn about the environmental and health benefits of weeds; explore ideas about human-plant relationships; contemplate the effects of beauty norms and perfectionism on society; and see rare items and specimens from the RHS Library and Herbarium collections.

Important notice: The Old Laboratory, including the 'What is a weed?' exhibition, will be closed from 12.30pm–3.30pm on Tuesday 26 September for a private event.

Learn more about The Old Laboratory displays >

Please note: Normal garden admission charges will still apply to enter the garden.

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