A garden at Wisley was established by G F Wilson, a chemist and horticulturist, and was bought along with other land by Sir Thomas Hanbury and gifted to the Royal Horticultural Society on its centenary (1903). It has been developed and added to over the years with the whole area covering some 240 acres with 135 acres open to the public. Lanning Roper designed a planting scheme for the new walled garden designed by Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe in 1969 according to The Lanning Roper Papers which can be found at RHS Lindley Library. The second century of the Society has seen the Garden develop and grow into a world class garden.
Wisley, nr Woking, Surrey, England, GU23 6QB
All year. Daily except Christmas. See RHS Garden Wisley website for opening times.
Adults 10.75; Children 5-16yrs 4.60; Family (2 adults + 2 children) 27.60; Groups of 10 or more booked and paid for 14 days in advance 9.75. (with Gift Aid: 11.85; 5.10; 30.40)
about 1 year by P Harding 5 / 5My wife and I visited rhs gardens on 13 7 2012. We were both amazed at the excellent layout and upkeep of the whole gardens and buildings. The staff were very pleasant and helpful, the cafes and restaurants are also very good and your afternoon tea and and scones were out of this world. In my opinion it was one of the best days out I've had for years. I will be telling my friends about our visit. I rate this 10
over 1 year by edward rademeyer 5 / 5We have been members for almost a year now and visit the gardens more than once a month. The kids love it and there is always something new and exciting on.
almost 4 years by Rob Wilson 5 / 5Haven't been for a while, so yesterday (23/8/10)it was a real delight to find the Gardens much improved yet again. The grass as you come round the house was a stunning frame for the pond and beds. If you have never been to Wisley make it a day out and enjoy,not only the wonderful garden,but the excellent food and of course the superb glass-house.
over 4 years by Marcile Fowler 5 / 5I loved this garden...much more than Kew gardens. Lots of diversity. I liked the trials fields where there were row upon row of every possible variety and color of some of my favorite flowers such as sweet peas and delphinium.
almost 5 years by Anonymous 5 / 5it has to be 5 stars an excellent set of gardens and very educational as you'd expect. It almost makes you forgive the mess of a carpark and entrance planting as you enter! but thats its only draw back. There is alot to see for those of us interested in plants and walking although they do need to save the Pinetum from neglect. Its best to go off peak to avoid the hoards of kids towed behind their mums who seem to have little interest in plants and abuse it like a inner city park, but such is the way of ignorant modern society. Well done RHS gardeners keep up the good work.
almost 6 years by Selina Botham 4 / 5In recent years Wisley has become an inspiring garden to visit. Even the bedding as you enter was different this summer. It had been formed rather like a sculpture and made from mounds of red bedding shaped as a dragon. How interesting to see new ideas.
over 6 years by Adam Hodge 5 / 5It's impossible to over visit this garden ! Rather like the Hilliers gardens and Arboretum it is a plant-lovers heaven. Pleasantly laid out, with an interesting range of garden design styles and an enormous selection of fascinating plants with lots to admire in flower whatever the time of year. Now that the new glasshouse is built and the plantings are flourishing one can enjoy a day in the tropics as well! It has a good range of exotic flowering plants to always be interesting.
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