RHS Garden WisleyWoking, Surrey
Get ready to replace the busy city streets with charming landscape views with RHS Garden Wisley. Did you know RHS Wisley has one of the largest plant collections in the world?
RHS Garden Wisley is a stunning garden full of horticultural inspiration set to get your kids excited about nature! Not only will they get to see life through plants (whatever the season), but they can interact with minibeasts, learn about the ecosystem and share the importance of conservation!
Things To Do
With over 200 acres of historic gardens in this flagship garden, RHS Wisely takes you on a journey through a huge range of plants and alpines, small weeping trees, dwarf conifers and so much more.
Discover life through plants whether that's in The Four-Acre Winter Garden, Trials Garden, The Heron Bonsai Walk, The Alpine Meadow or the beautiful Bowes-Lyon rose garden.
RHS Wisley's oldest and most magnificent feature, the Rock Garden was constructed between 1910 and 1912, your little ones can uncover ancient plants like the cloud-pruned Japanese Larch! Check out other top-quality plants, bedding plants, shrubs and trees in the Rock Garden!
The Jubilee Abortarium is the perfect place for an idyllic picnic in the Summer surrounded by a collection of deciduous and evergreen trees.
See the garden’s exotic collection of rare, endangered species at The Glasshouse and engage your kids’ imagination with a walk in the Battleston Hill woodland gardens (it looks just like a jungle!). Don't forget to visit the buzzing Wildlife Garden and spot a wide range of minibeasts.
Looking for some family-friendly, special events or extra family activities? RHS Garden Wisley is full of surprises throughout the year. Stop by for the Wisley Garden flower shows, sculpture trails and many more educational events.
Make sure to stop by the RHS garden centre/plant centre, it's the perfect place for plant collectors and those with a passion for plants. Take a piece of this delightful garden with you and buy some gardening accessories and exotic plants.
Food & Drink
RHS Wisley has a great range of food and drinks to enjoy with a fantastic choice of views too.
Try out the luxurious Terrace Restaurant! Located by the Village Square, families can enjoy a seasonal weekday meal, a stylish weekend lunch or a traditional afternoon tea experience. With all produce sourced from the gardens themselves, it's a wonderful & resourceful place to dine out.
Treat your taste buds to some delicious goodies from the bakery! Located at the garden entrance of RHS Garden Wisley, The Wisley Café offers lip-smacking coffees, teas and bakery treats like carrot cake, toasties, sandwiches and salads.
Prepare to be spoilt for choice at the Food Hall! Kids can tuck into hot & cold meals from sandwiches, salads and so much more!
Eat cuisine from all over the world at the World Food Café! Stop off for a tantalising treat amid the World Garden and enjoy global cuisine.
Warm your cockles up at the Glasshouse Café! Dine out on family favourites like pizza, soup, jacket potatoes, sandwiches, bakery treats, and hot and cold drinks.
Rest up in Howard's Field at the Stone Pine Café. Enjoy a whole host of sweet and savoury delights while basking in the tranquil arms of nature.
Unwind in the sun overlooking stunning views across the gardens with a cocktail in hand. Treat the kids to a scoop of organic ice cream while you sip on a glass of Albury sparkling wine (it's locally produced). The Sky Terrace is a must-visit!
If you visit on the weekends keep your eyes peeled for The Honest Sausage van! Relax in the beautiful gardens while you enjoy delicious bacon baps, sausage baps and falafel burgers.
Travel & Parking for Visitors
Before we jump into all your transport options, it's important to stress that RHS Garden Wisley welcomes car-free visitors with discounted entrance tickets! This gardening charity encourages public transport to reduce harmful emissions.
Car-free visitors are welcomed with a discount on garden entry when travelling to the garden by bus, bike or on foot (see admission prices). It’s easy to reach the centre by train, taxi, bus, bike and foot.
By shuttle bus
There is a new 14-seater (plus 1 wheelchair user space) shuttle bus service operating between Woking Train Station and RHS Garden Wisley 7 days a week, available hourly 9 am – 5 pm from Woking to Wisley, and 9.30 am – 5.30 pm from Wisley to Woking.
To use the shuttle bus service, please pre-book a combined garden visit and shuttle bus ticket online.
Open-air bike parking facilities are provided. Psst, there is also a cycle repair station onsite.
The closest stations are West Byfleet (4 miles), Woking (6 miles) and Guildford (8 miles). There are no taxis on standby at West Byfleet, for times and tickets see the South Western Railway website. From Woking Station, you can get our shuttle bus straight to the garden entrance.
You can catch the 715 Kingston to Guildford via RHS Garden Wisley, hourly, Monday–Saturday. Sundays and public holidays service run every 90 minutes – with diversions. For more information visit the Stagecoach website.
Local taxi firms ABCO and Network Cars offer fares to RHS Garden Wisley from Woking Train Station for £14 and from West Byfleet for £12 one way, please call 01483 888888 to book.
Whether you are planning a series of hiking trails through stunning landscapes, scenic walking activities with the kids, the perfect Summertime picnic or you simply need some fresh air. The RHS Garden Wisley is a brilliant family experience.
Closed Christmas Day
Pricing & Tickets
Family and off peak tickets also available.
Book in advance for cheapest tickets
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Yes, there is parking onsite.