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RHS Garden Wisley

Woking, Surrey

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One of the gardens of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). It is 240 acres of garden with richly planted borders, rose gardens and model gardens. It has trial fields of flowers and vegetables and used for testing composting etc. as well as a Pinetum and half-timbered Tudor-style buildings. The soil is mainly acid sand which is poor in nutrients and fast draining. There is a canal designed by Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe, a rock garden, formal and walled gardens, mixed borders, a rose garden, rock garden, alpine gardens, glasshouses, a fruit field and model vegetable gardens as well as an arboretum.

Highlights include:

  • The Glasshouse

  • Chinese Pavilion

  • Spring Colour in the Alpine Meadow and Rock Garden

  • Rhododendron, Azalea and heather collections

  • Wild Garden Pinetum and an Arboretum

  • Fruit Fields

  • Vegetable Garden

  • Witan Street - small gardens designed for starter homes

Lawns at RHS Wisley

The Glasshouse at RHS Wisley Gardens by Mark Boyce

Further information Grid


RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey

Ceremonial County: Surrey

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Google Aerial



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RHS Wisley 

Other useful websites:

Spring Garden Plan/Guide

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Other Relevant pages: Where to see and photograph Snowdrops


Planning Grid


RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey

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Getting there:

M25 junction 10 onto A3 towards Ockham. Follow the brown tourist flower signs


Via paths


Free parking on site.


Information centre, Plant centre, 3 cafes, 1 restaurant, 1 coffee shop, Garden library. Shop

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RHS Garden Wisley




GU23 6QB


0845 260 9000

Opening times:

All year except Christmas Day. Open Bank Holidays at 9am.

Mar-Oct Mon-Fri 10am-6pm; Weekends 9am-6pm

Nov-Feb Mon-Fri 10am-4.30pm  Weekends 9am-4.30pm


RHS Members FREE. 

Adults 9.90; Child (6-16) 3.50; Under 6 FREE

1 carer admitted free per wheelchair user, visually impaired or other person whose disability requires a carer.

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Other Restrictions:  
Special Needs Access: All buildings accessible to wheelchairs. Recommended wheelchair route through the gardens, available from gatehouse.
Special Needs Facilities: Designated car parking spaces 50-300m from garden entrance. Drop off point outside entrance. Manual wheelchairs available. Electric mobility vehicle runs for free around the garden from 10am-4pm daily. Adapted toilets in car park area, in main catering facilities and dotted around site.
Children Facilities:  
Dogs Allowed: Registered Assistance dogs only

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By: Tracey Park Section: Gardens Section Key:
Page Ref: rhs_wisley Topic: Gardens Last Updated: 03/2011

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