Band playing at Arts Fest
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Throughout the weekend, enjoy live music in the garden, theatre performances, craft stands and demonstrations plus a programme of poetry talks - all guaranteed to get those creative juices flowing!



Poetry to Go standPoetry Tent

  • 11am: DrumTrouble with Tom Morley
  • Noon: PolkaBilly Circus
  • 12.15pm: Dommy B presents ‘Aaaaargh! Dinosaurs!’ Ages 5+
  • 1.30pm: Lucy Ayrton and Tina Sederholm
  • 2pm: PolkaBilly Circus
  • 3.15pm: Spoken Word Cabaret

Performance Tent

  • Noon–12.45pm: Weybridge Male Voice Choir
  • 1.30pm–2pm: Susan Handy School of Dance
  • 2.30pm: Magic Show with expert magician Mark Leveridge


Band at Arts FestPoetry Tent

  • 11am: DrumTrouble with Tom Morley

  • Noon: Ben Champion’s comic songs of a middle-aged adventurer

  • 12.15pm: Dommy B presents ‘Spark the Goblin Wizard’. Ages 5 +

  • 1.30pm: Spoken Word Cabaret

  • 2pm: Clair Whitefield’s ‘Chopping Chillies’

  • 3.15pm: Spoken Word Cabaret

Performance Tent

  • 1.30–2pm: Susan Handy School of Dance

  • 2.30pm: Magic show with expert magician Mark Leveridge

All weekend

Circus skills

Hayley Louise - Classical vocalist, The Glasshouse
Be enchanted by a beautiful and varied repertoire.
11am, 2pm, 3.30pm (30 minute sessions)
Jigantics, The Clore Learning Centre
Help us build giant wicker puppets.
10am–1pm and 2–4pm
Filskit Theatre Workshop, Seven Acres
Make a wooden spoon character for our puppet performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
All day
Circus drop-In, Seven Acres
Drop in to try your hand at juggling, plate spinning, unicycle or diablo. Suitable for any age.
All day
Craft workshop at Arts FestSand sculpture, Seven Acres
Come and see our Perfect for Pollinators sand sculpture and take part in a workshop (additional charges apply).
All day
Surrey Guild of Craftsmen, Seven Acres
Meet with local craftsmen and try your hand at a range of craft workshops (additional charges apply).
All day

Also on this weekend…

Keep an eye out for Alison Catchlove’s animal sculptures around the garden, and catch our magician performing in the Food Hall between 11.30am–12.30pm.

Plus, don’t miss live music around the garden by FB Pocket Orchestra from 11am–3pm.

On Sunday, the rousing Woking Salvation Army band will be performing at 2.30pm and 3.45pm at the main entrance.

July colour at WisleyMake a day of it

The garden itself will be dressed in all its summer glory. Don't miss:

  • the glorious Mixed Borders, full of colour, form and texture. See how the colours gradually change as they go uphill.

  • the scent of the Bowes-Lyon Rose Garden, packed with the full range of rose types available to modern gardeners.

  • children will enjoy a trip to the Wild at Wisley play area near the Glasshouse, as well as the bird hide at the end of the Pinetum.

Plan your visit

Garden opening times: 9am – 6pm, last entry 5pm
Normal garden admission applies for all activities, unless otherwise stated. RHS Members go FREE

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