The Royal Horticultural Society Garden Wisley


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The RHS Garden Wisley is a renowned showplace for all aspects of horticultural practice and a living catalogue of ornamental and culinary plants. It demonstrates British gardening at its best with 100 ha of glorious garden.

The garden lies between Cobham and Ripley, off the main London to Portsmouth road, south of Junction 10 of the M25. In 1903, Sir Thomas Hanbury gave Wisley Garden in trust to the Royal Horticultural Society, which was established in 1804 and is now the UK’s leading gardening charity dedicated to advancing horticulture and promoting good gardening.

Throughout the year, Wisley offers visitors countless opportunities to gather new ideas and inspiration and to benefit from the knowledge and experience of experts. The education of current and future generations of gardeners and horticulturalists is regarded as a priority and is managed through a student gardener training course, a special programme for schools and a series of workshops and lectures for anyone interested in acquiring a greater level of expertise. For all these reasons Wisley remains a major influence on our nation’s gardening heritage.

In addition to the stunning gardens, Wisley Plant Centre offers the visitor a stunning choice of more than 10,000 plant varieties, many rare and unusual. The Wisley Shop carries a wide range of giftware and is famous for its extensive range of horticultural books.