RHS Garden Wisley

RHS Garden Wisley: Hours, Address, RHS Garden Wisley Reviews: 4.5/5

RHS Garden Wisley
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
RHS Garden Wisley is the flagship garden of the RHS and home to some of the largest plant collections anywhere in the world. Planting schemes are continuously evolving, with something to inspire visitors on every visit. Key highlights throughout the seasons include the Rock Garden, Bowes-Lyon Rose Garden, Mixed Borders, Seven Acres, and the tropical-inspired Exotic Garden. Seasonal must-sees include a carpet of crocus in spring, blooming rose collection in summer, magnificent autumn colour and a crisp Winter Walk. In June 2021, RHS Hilltop - The Home of Gardening Science opened at RHS Garden Wisley. Head here to explore an impressive exhibition space and three beautiful new gardens.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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Tony
3 contributions
Not as good as it used
Sep 2021
Having not been since 2017 I was very disappointed by the destruction that has occurred. This is not an improvement. The allotments have been banished to the far distance the alpine house reduced in their display a monstrous building on the upper area which does very little except offer yet another limited eating area with hordes of noisy school children. The fruit displays removed for a lawn. Where there were stunning gunnera bed, gone and kniphoia and grasses gone just open blank areas. It was better before.
The plant centre didn’t impress we went with a trolley expecting to fill it and left it empty. For example there used to be a good selection of Alpine plants now it was little better than a standard garden centre and over priced.
Written September 26, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

SPC
London, UK7 contributions
Worth a visit
Sep 2021 • Couples
Great day out lots to see and a very good shop and restaurant if a little expensive.
Will go back at a different time of year
Written September 24, 2021
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Vron123
Portsmouth, UK62 contributions
Beautiful- Expensive food
Sep 2021 • Couples
Lovely gardens, so much to see. 1 day is not enough. The shop had varied selection of goods, gifts and plants.
My only gripe was the cost of the food - spoilt the day £26 for 2 sandwiches, 2 cakes, drinks n crisps.. please, please put more than one checkout girl on the till, felt sorry for her. Would have been nice to gave a couple of pop up tea,drink points in the park.
Written September 20, 2021
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travell_a_lot
Salisbury, UK930 contributions
Late Summer still colourful
Sep 2021
RHS is a wonderful place always something of interest and new. We visited with a loan of the RHS wheelchair. This was very efficient and worked well. Smooth paths and level routes. Unfortunately the tour guide was not savvy on difficulties of wheelchair on a route of steps and steep inclines even though we were told difficult areas were not part of this tour. Nevertheless thoroughly enjoyed several part of the gardens to enjoy scent of roses, colour combinations of the borders, and skill of the manicured areas. There are clean and accessible toilets and covid measures in all areas. Cafes and restaurants were very busy so advise eating outside peak times to ensure relaxed meal. Shop and garden centre
Written September 19, 2021
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Thahera_london
London, UK49 contributions
Good as they come
Sep 2021 • Friends
As good as gardens come I think. Garden was well maintained, good facilities, toilets were relatively clean. I normally go to Kew Gardens as it’s closer to me but I found the facilities at RHS Wiley were better and friendlier staff at the restaurants and cafes
Written September 18, 2021
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richardthecrusader
77 contributions
Lovely gardens
Sep 2021
The gardens are lovely, but not completely accessible if you are in a wheelchair or scooter, We went on a sunday during the flower show so it was very busy, would have preferred a quieter visit. Staff really knowledgable and helpful. My only real gripe is the extortionate cost of food and drink, £3 for a can of soft drink and £3.50 for a very small piece of cake and almost £10 for 2 small ice creams. I know they have to raise money but having paid over £60 to join and probably only visiting a few times a year it just spoiled the occasion. Very nice albeit very expensive gift shop and good plant sales area.
Written September 17, 2021
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Greatblackhawk
Cobham, UK1,571 contributions
Good to plan ahead to avoid disappointment
Sep 2021 • Friends
We are fortunate enough to live very close to Wisley and have been RHS members for a number of years.
Being on its doorstep has great advantages and we try and go as frequently as possible.
We attempted to go to the September Plant Fair which was unsuccessful.
We appreciate that the roads around Wisley e.g. A3 and M25 can be chaotic but we never actually made it such was the level of traffic.
This wasn’t on opening day either!
Therefore, we decided to go a week or so later and while it was a glorious September day we found parking a nightmare.
So much so that we nearly gave up.
However, after circling the Car Park for the third time did eventually find a spot!
Our prime motivation was to visit recently opened Sky Terrace on the hilltop building.
It was very impressive and on such a beautiful day it was a pleasure to have such great views.
We did buy some food to eat alfresco which was very nice.
Although the ordering process was somewhat chaotic.
We felt sure there must be a better system that can be implemented to make it a much more efficient and less challenging ordering experience!
Bottom line, Wisley is a really superb experience.
To make it as enjoyable as possible we would suggest that you go there on less busy times (assuming that’s possible) and maybe consider taking your own picnic with you.
For those that need it I think that they have motorised (electric?) Vehicles you can hire if you’re suffering from any short or longer term infirmity.
There’s also plenty of facilities eg Washrooms and eating areas.
Finally, as you leave, you have the lure of their Garden Centre!
Written September 16, 2021
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marymary27
Scarborough, UK688 contributions
Beautiful gardens, not so good facilities
Aug 2021 • Friends
The gardens at Wisley are beautiful. I have visited the RHS Harrogate garden a few times, but Wisley is much better in my opinion. However, I have given ‘4’ rather than ‘5’ because of other factors. On arrival, we bought a coffee from a catering van just inside the gardens. Service was very slow. My friend is unable to walk far, on purchasing our tickets at the desk she enquired about the mobility scooters, but was told there were none available. Although we could see a collection of these outside the ticket hall. Instead, we decided to use the visitor assistance vehicle. We waited at the marked area for a while, along with two very old ladies and their carers. On finding a member of staff to ask, we were told that the driver was having her lunch, they were unable to contact her. After waiting again, the vehicle did arrive. The member of staff driving was quite off-hand, and I think needed some customer service training. And ideally, there should be other staff to cover for the driver’s breaks, more information visible about departure times, perhaps even a second vehicle. Later, we looked in on the cafe near the Glasshouse. The choice of food was very limited, with pizzas in one area but very few available, and the whole place seemed disorganised. We ended up at the Food Hall, again were disappointed at both the choice of food and the works canteen like ‘vibe’.
Written September 13, 2021
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Dear marymary27, We are glad that you enjoyed the gardens, but are sorry that there were other areas of service that you were disappointed with. We are sorry that you felt that there wasn’t enough choice in the catering outlets. We do have a full selection of options ranging from small pop up vans to full service restaurants with a varied selection of food and price points to suit most budgets. We have passed your feedback onto our catering team. In regards to your experience with the visitor assistance vehicle staff, we are sorry that you had to wait and will investigate this further with our Visitor Services team. Your feedback is important to us and we will take on board your suggestions. Thank you for taking to time to write to us. Kind regards, RHS Garden Wisley Team
Written September 17, 2021
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rosiesuecat
38 contributions
Wonderful
Sep 2021 • Solo
First time here .Although the car park was very full once inside there was plenty of space and lots of quiet areas with benches to sit and absorb the plants and flowers in peace . Loved the world vegetable garden ,plenty to inspire me here.
Visited the cafe at the glasshouse and sat outside with a robin and duck for company.
I joined as a member and am looking forward to returning in different seasons over the next year
Thanks for a wonderful day out.
Written September 13, 2021
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Ade68-MTFC
Algete, Spain25 contributions
2021 Flower Show Festival
Sep 2021
Really lovely day out as a family at the RHS Wisley - for the festival - lovely location, superb quality and excellent facilities
Written September 12, 2021
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