Children making a seed jarJoin us at RHS Garden Wisley for a week-long science extravaganza showcasing the research of the RHS, along with hands-on activities, workshops and talks.

What's on

All events are free and  included in garden admission unless otherwise stated.
Beetles in the RHS collectionHeritage Fund logoIdentifying slug type
Scent Experiments
Join us in the Glasshouse to vote for your favourite smells! 

Talk: Slugs and Snails: the good, the bad and the sticky
Sat 9, Mon 11, Thurs 14 and Fri 15 March 
The Glasshouse
With RHS Experts Hayley Jones and Imogen Cavadino.
Learn more about the slimy creatures living in your garden and how you can help us understand them better.

Sublime Science Show
Sat 9, Sun 10, Sat 16 
10.30, 12.00, 12.30, 14.45
Clore Learning Centre

From bubbling potions and yummy sweets to spectacular science experiments - the children won't just be entertained they'll be enthralled! For ages 6+.

Craft Activity
Sat 9, Sun 10, Sat 16 and Sun 17 March
10am – 4pm 

Clore Learning Centre
Join us in the Grow Lab to make a slug hat.

Slug and Snail materials show and tell from the archive

Thurs 14 and Fri 15 March
10am - 1pm
The Glasshouse
With the RHS Wisley Library Team

Behind the Scenes Laboratory Tours
16 - 17 March
10.30am to 11.30am and 1.30pm to 2.30pm 
Meet at entrance to the Laboratory
Take an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Wisley’s iconic Laboratory with RHS Director of Science, Alistair Griffiths.
£15. Book your tour

Garden Library
Visit the Library to see some of the science team’s historical work based around daffodils. The bulb boiler, a machine invented to get rid of pests on daffodil bulbs, and developed here at Wisley in the 1920s, will be on show.

Library Display
Glasshouse Terrace
Slugs and snails have been the gardener’s enemy for centuries but this display seeks to persuade gardeners to think again about these fascinating creatures. Based on research by the RHS Scientists, this display looks at what slugs and snails bring to our gardens and the work we are doing to gain a better understanding, which could help us find sustainable ways to control our slimy friends. Packed with fascinating facts to appeal to children, it also includes a serious appeal for gardeners to help us with our research. 

Plant pathologist examining tubesCollecting nectar samplesPlant pathologist using microscope

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