RHS Garden Wisley, Surrey – private tours and lunch

Wednesday 15 March 2023 9.30am – 3.30pm

A full, interesting and exclusive day has been planned at RHS Garden Wisley, Surrey featuring a walk and a talk around the garden with emphasis on Mediterranean planting and practices, behind the scenes visits to glass, alpine yard and the new herbarium and a two-course lunch in a private room.

The day starts in The Tulip Room from 9.30am with coffee/ tea and pastries and an opportunity to chat with members.

During the morning there will be walks to the alpine yard for a behind the scenes visit and to the new herbarium in the Hilltop building to see specimens of Mediterranean interest, find out how the herbarium works and the important functions it fulfils. Neither of these areas are accessible during a public visit to RHS Garden Wisley.

Depending on the uptake of places there could be a restriction on numbers to these two areas (because they are small), so we ask that you book and pay for your place as soon as possible. If we reach a maximum number for these areas, we will give preference to those who are booked and have paid first.

We return to The Tulip Room at 12.30 for a two-course lunch with a glass of wine or soft drink and followed by coffee/tea. A good time to socialise and catch up with other members.

In the afternoon there will be a walk and talk with Curator Matthew Pottage, visiting areas of Mediterranean interest, and including time behind the scenes in the Bicentenary Glasshouse. If our numbers are high the group will be split, and a second guide deployed.

At the end of this tour members can stay in the garden until it closes if they wish.


The cost for this day including catering and tours as described above is £43 per person.   Non-RHS members may participate at no extra cost, but must let us know in advance by clicking the relevant box on the form below.

If you have questions about the day please e-mail one of the organisers Lesley Jones lesleynowjones@gmail.com or Melvyn Jope meljope@hotmail.com


This event is now full and bookings are closed.   If you wish to be on a waiting list in the event of cancellations, please e-mail Lesley Jones using the link above.

If you have completed a booking form but not yet paid, please do so as soon as possible to secure your place.

How to pay

Please see the “How to pay” page for details of payment methods.   Bank transfer is the preferred method, and if you pay in this way please include the reference “WISLEY”.