Children play in the garden

As well as the full programme of taught sessions at Wisley, there is an opportunity for you to explore the garden with your school on a self-guided visit.

  • The children will get more out of their visit if they are in small, adult-led groups and have an activity to focus on.
  • We have a collection of self-guided resources (below) for teachers to use on their visit to the garden.
  • Lunches can be eaten in most areas of our garden.

Contact information

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

Self-guided visits will be available to book online shortly.

Download resources for self-guided school visits

Art and sculpture
Rousseau in the Jungle
Art in the Style of William Morris
Creating Sculptures in the Style of Andy Goldsworthy
Sketching Plants and Trees
Collect Fallen Plant Parts for Artwork Back at School
My Journey Round the Garden
Garden Design
Explore the Permanent Sculptures at RHS Garden Wisley
Collect Fallen Seeds and other natural objects to make seed bugs
Using your senses
Smell – Visit the herb garden
Smell – Make a smell cocktail
Smell – Smelling liquidambar leaves
Sight – Collect fallen leaves and petals
Sight – Colour matching
Sight – Careful observations
Listening – All ears!
Listening – Listen to a story
Taste – Visit food producing parts of the garden
Taste – Taste some RHS Garden Wisley produce
Touch – Feely collection
Touch – Meet a tree
Fruit and vegetables
Explore the Vegetable Garden
Explore the Fruit Garden
Explore the Herb Garden
Explore the Orchard and Fruit Nursery
Explore Food Plants in the Glasshouse
Tree-mendous trees
Tree Measuring
Measuring Around a Tree
Leaf Collection
Maths Investigation
Meet a Tree
Make Seed Bugs
Tree Identification
Bark Rubbings

Courses & workshops

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

Find a course

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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.