RHS Garden Wisley

Parking Available
Disabled Access
Visit Website


Wisley is the flagship garden of the RHS and one of the UK’s most visited and best-loved gardens, attracting around one million visitors each year. The garden has expanded hugely over the years to its current size of 97ha (240 acres) and as an RHS member you can enjoy as many visits as you like. Wisley is all about inspirational gardening, rather than a museum of plants and conservation. They are constantly assessing and updating their plants and planting schemes to ensure there's always something new to excite and inspire. In particular, visit their Mixed Borders or Glasshouse Borders during summer and you'll be sure to get plenty of inspiration (and maybe a little envious). And a visit wouldn't be complete without stepping inside the spectacular Glasshouse, where you can take a journey around the world in plants. The outstanding horticultural displays and advice service are backed by a world-class scientific research team who ensure everything they do is to the highest standards. They're the leaders in best practise horticulture. With all this knowledge and expertise under their belt, they're passionate about educating others. They welcome schools and community groups to learn about what they do in RHS Hilltop: the home of gardening science. Many people don't know that the RHS is a charity with the focus of spreading the word on the best in gardening with, for example, the Campaign for School Gardening and the annual Britain in Bloom. The recently opened Welcome Building incorporates both the RHS Wisley Shop and Garden Centre, and there are several food outlets around the garden.

Where is RHS Garden Wisley located?

RHS Garden Wisley lies between Cobham and Ripley in Surrey. it is close to Ripley, a village dating back to the twelfth century with a coaching inn, restaurants, cafes and shops. The village boasts some 20 listed buidlings including the church with its Norman chancel.

What style of garden is RHS Garden Wisley?

 RHS Garden Wisley is a horticultural garden with many different styles, which are up dated regularly. Their aim is to inspire everyone to garden from indoor plants to large outdoor areas, both flowers and food, and suiting every pocket.

What can guests enjoy at RHS Garden Wisley?

Throughout the year RHS Garden Wisley has something to offer. In spring there are the thousands of spring flowering bulbs including the crocus lawn, the daffodils in the Pinetum and elswhere, the tulips around the Glasshouse as well as the cherry blossoms, camellias, magnolias and rhododendrons.The wisteria walk with its associated topiary is wondeful. The summer features the rose garden, the mixed borders and the cottage garden, and the exotic garden in the late summer is beautiful. All around RHS Hilltop: the Home of Gardening Science there are feature gardens: Well-being, Wildlife and World Food Gardens. Autumn brings fiery colour to the garden with the changing of the season and the equinox borders display their late flowering plants in bright shades of pinks and purples and orange. The winter walk at RHS Garden Wisley is full of winter colour with bright stems and structure, and winter scents and evergreens. The Glasshouse is a warm and vibrant place to visit on a cold winter's day. The World Food Garden shows how everyone can grow food for their own plates, and beyond, the orchards spread out with many varieties of fruit trees. And there is still more to explore.

Other Information

There are several food outlets around the garden with the main Food Hall not far from the entrance. Nearby there is the Terrace Restaurant where you can enjoy meals served at your table, but remember to book as it is a popular place to dine. There is also the Glasshouse Cafe and the World Food Cafe, open all year round. Stone Pine Cafe at the end of the heather landscapes is open in the summer. There are also pop-up food vans in various places during the summer months. All details can be found on the website. The Wisley Garden Centre is the place to buy your bit of Wisley to take home with many of the plants you may have seen in the garden available to buy. The shop has a large range of gifts, books, stationery and food for visitors to buy. There is also a small cafe here.

Facilities & information


20th century buildings

No smoking

Child friendly

Art and sculpture

Guided tours

Gift shop

Information provided

Learning facilities


Children's play area

Free car parking (on site)


Electric Vehicle Charging



Disabled Access

Guided Tours

Parking Available




Tea Room

Picnic area

Extra info

Garden Acreage: 240
Closed Times: Closed Christmas Day
Nearest Airport: Heathrow Airport
Nearest Airport Time: 20 minutes

Nearest Airport Distance (in miles): 14
Nearest Train Station: Woking
Nearest Railway Time: 20 minutes

Nearest Railway Distance: 6
Open Times: March - October 10am (9am at weekends) - 6pm. November - February 10 am (9am at weekends) - 4:30pm. Last entry 1 hour before closing
Price Details: 2023 entry prices. Adults: £18.20 (£16.50 excl Gift Aid), Children 5-16 years old: £9.10 (£8.25 excl Gift Aid) Family 2+2 2 adults + 2 children £46.80 (£42.50excl Gift Aid) Additional child £8.60/£7.85

Arrival information & directions

Address: Wisley Lane, Woking, Surrey, WokingGU23 6QB, United Kingdom

It’s easy to reach RHS Garden Wisley by train, taxi, bus, bike and foot. Plan your car-free journey at Good Journey. There is a shuttle bus running hourly to and from Woking Railway Station for a small fee.Tickets can be bought from the driver.

By car, RHS Garden Wisley is 25 miles SW of London and 8 miles NE of Guildford on the northbound carriage of the A3 near Junction 10 of the M25. Follow tourist attraction flower symbol signs. There is ample free parking as well as accessible parking bays and 8 electric vehicle charging points (EV Charge Online).


View videos


View events

Special offers

View special offers

Travel Inspirations

View travel inspirations

View others nearby

View others nearby
This website uses cookies. Click here to read our Privacy Policy.
If that’s okay with you, just keep browsing. CLOSE