COFFEE SHOPCarefully made organic hand-roasted coffee from one of Londons best artisan roasteries, plus Fairtrade tea, toasted sandwiches and delicious cakes and nibbles.
RESTAURANTStylish cooking inspired by the garden and local producers. The RESTAURANTs relaxed elegance makes it top pick for afternoon tea.
FOOD HALLA convivial, bustling celebration of Great British food. Come for comforting hot meals, quick breakfasts and indulgent cream cakes.
GLASSHOUSE CAFA great place to bring the kids. Youll find sandwiches and fresh juices to enjoy while they scramble in the soft play area.
THE HONEST SAUSAGEThe noblest of British free-range sausages and dry-cured bacon in a floury bap, with cakes.
MAP AND GUIDE RHS GARDEN WISLEY
FAMILY DAYS OUT FOR LESS AT RHS GARDEN WISLEYJoin us today from just an extra 16.10 and explore the garden throughout the year!
All images RHS except eating and drinking images Public Restaurant Partner Limited, Scabiosa stellata Paper Moon, Acaena affinis, Malus transitoria and Rosa glauca hips Catherine Lewis, E A Bowles image RHS Lindley Library
Ask a member of staff at our Garden Entrance to find out what RHS membership could mean for you.Terms and conditionsIndividual membership is 40.50 by annual Direct Debit until 31.12.2014 as an introductory 12 months for the price of 9 offer for new members. Up to two adult garden tickets can be deducted from a first-time membership fee with proof of purchase for the same day. Ask at the Garden Entrance about membership options and costs. For the full benefits of RHS membership, visit: rhs.org.uk/join
International Garden Photographer of the Year ExhibitionSaturday 4 October Sunday 4 January
Anna Mason Painting Exhibition Tuesday 14 October Sunday 2 November
A Taste of Autumn Festival Supported by Mr Fothergills SeedsWednesday 15 Sunday 19 October
October Half Term Family Fun Repulsive Plants and Frightening Food Saturday 25 October Sunday 2 November
Free Day Friday* Friday 7 November
Contemporary Craft and Design Fair
Tuesday 25 Sunday 30 November
Rose Theatre Kingston presents The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Story Trail
Saturday 20 December Sunday 4 January
Butterflies in The Glasshouse Saturday 17 January Sunday 8 March * Free Day Friday is free garden entry only Free entry for RHS members to the Craft & Design Fair
No performances for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Story Trail will take place on 25 December or 31 December
Summer Garden Opening Times Until Sun 19 October Monday Friday 10am 6pm Weekends & Bank Holidays 9am 6pm
EVENTS NOT TO BE MISSED
Winter Garden Opening Times From Mon 20 October Monday Friday 10am 4.30pm Weekends & Bank Holidays 9am 4.30pm
Take advantage of a service that has been running for over 100 years.
The RHS Seed Scheme is available to all RHS members, offering seed exclusively collected from RHS Gardens.
Visit rhs.org.uk/seedlist for more information
WELCOME TO RHS GARDEN WISLEY
Cover: Callicarpa americana Above: Seedhead of Scabiosa stellata Paper Moon
Order your exclusive seed packets from 1 November
EATING AND DRINKING
Seedhead of Acaena affinis
Mahonia adds a welcome splash of sunny yellow in the middle of autumn. Close up, the small bell-shaped flowers have a sweet scent. Striking pink paired with turquoise: the glory bower Clerodendrum trichotomum var. fargesii is one of the more unusual natural colour combinations.
Jubilee Rose Garden
Bowes-Lyon Rose Garden
THE HONEST SAUSAGE
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WISLEY DUTY MANAGERIf you require first aid or have lost a child and a member of staff is not present, please phone the Wisley Duty Manager on 07738 065211
i Information Desk
m Members Advisory Service
Gate to Car Parks 4 & 5
Henry Moore Statue
Lindley Library WisleyChildrens Play Area
Soft Play Area
Battleston HillTrials Field
Plants for Bugs
Clore Learning Centre
Car Park 3
Car Park 2
Car Park 1
International GardenPhotographer of the
Crab apples light up the autumnal garden, in the Country Garden, Arboretum and dotted around. In the Model Gardens, Malus transitoria looks like it is covered in fairy lights, especially when the small, yellow fruits are dripping with dew.
During October the Alpine Meadow becomes a beautiful blue sea of crocuses. Other autumn-flowering gems including Crocus goulimyi, C. boryi, C. niveus, and C. serotinus are among the delights in the Alpine Display House. This is the ideal time to plant their spring-flowering cousins, and from 25 October to 2 November youre invited to help make your mark on Wisley when we plant crocuses on the Conifer Lawn ready for a colourful show in the spring.
Pretty, nutritious and popular with wildlife, colourful rose hips extend the seasonal interest of the nations favourite garden plant.
Some seedheads stand firm into winter. They look stunning covered in cobwebs and frost and add structure, elegance and charm. Look out for sea holly Eryngium and an ornamental liquorice plant Glycyrrhiza yunnanensis on the Glasshouse Borders, plus a variety of grasses here and on Seven Acres. Graceful and statuesque grasses make a compelling display on the borders of Seven Acres near the Garden Library. They look gorgeous covered in dew.
E A Bowles VMH (right) an RHS Council Member for 36 years, Vice-President from 1926 1954, was known for his passion for demented plants. In Bowles Corner look out for twisted stems, crispy holly (Ilex aquifolium Crispa) and variegated ivies.
Iridescent nerines in October, followed by pungent, silver-leaved plectranthus (members of the mint family) star in the Glasshouse this autumn. Come December, look out for chrysanthemums, cyclamen and a towering display of poinsettias (left)portraying the shape of a Christmas tree.
KBirds gobble up many Sorbus berries, and tend to go for the red and orange ones first. That means these pretty pink berries on Sorbus carmesina on Battleston Hill make more of a show for longer. Chinese in origin, it holds its fruit late into the year before the birds finally feast upon them.
Clerodendrum trichotomum var. fargesii
Rosa glauca hips
Euphorbia pulcherrima Pink Cadillac
Mahonia media Charitys Sister