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School visits to Wisley are free

Wisley offers school groups a wide variety of exciting environments to explore including the Glasshouse, Model Vegetable Garden and the Pinetum. We welcome all students including those with special educational needs.

Guided and self-guided visits

As well as our guided visits, with workshops for primary and secondary schools, we also have a range of resources for self-guided visits covering many areas of the school curriculum including art, numeracy and the natural world. Teachers can download lesson plans for before, during and after their visit.

More about guided visits

More about self-guided visits  

Clore Learning Centre

Clore Learning Centre at WisleyThe Clore Learning Centre offers schools an exciting purpose-built facility for use during guided school visits.

The centre contains a practical growing laboratory, classroom (the Discovery Room), cloakrooms and toilets. The teaching garden provides an outdoor classroom, as a curriculum resource for teachers and children.

Key information for school visits to Wisley

Things to consider before your visit

All of our programmes include outdoor experiences in the garden. Please ensure that the students and accompanying adults are dressed sensibly for the weather, with suitable footwear and appropriate clothing. It is advisable that pupils visiting the garden have up-to-date tetanus inoculation, particularly if a hands-on gardening activity is planned.

More information

To book your visit or for further information please contact us.
Tel. 01483 212432

Courses & workshops

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Learn a new skill or brush up on old ones with a workshop or short course with the RHS.

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The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.