Dame Judi Dench with her David Austin RoseMuch-loved star of stage and screen, Dame Judi Dench, officially opened the 26th Wisley Flower Show on Tuesday 4 September.


The Best Exhibit award went to: Pheasant Acre Plants. Congratulations to all the show's award winners! Download the full list (38kB pdf)

The show is free for RHS members and a guest; normal garden admission prices apply for non-members.
Don't forget, non-members can buy garden tickets in advance and save 10%.

Highlights of the 2018 show

Visitors with Nerine displays

Our late summer show featured spectacular displays, outstanding shopping from quality nurseries and tradestands, the National Dahlia Society Show, NAFAS floral displays, expert advice and much more.

  • Top-quality plants and garden sundries from specialist nurseries and garden trade stands, including RHS Chelsea and Hampton Court Palace Flower Show medal winners
  • The National Dahlia Society Annual Show, showcasing the very best in dahlia cultivation with more than 100 exhibitors taking part
  • The RHS People's Dahlia Competition
  • Surrey NAFAS floral display
  • Jonathan Moseley’s Flower Bus
  • Anita Nowinska’s exhibition of floral artwork (on until 8 October)

See who exhibited at the show


Download the Wisley Flower Show map (284kB pdf)

National Dahlia Society Annual Show: 4 – 9 September 2018

Massed dahlias at the Wisley Flower show

The Marquee was a riot of colour, with more than 100 competitive classes featuring many thousands of dahlias from tiny pompoms to huge giants. Saturday and Sunday also showcased a fascinating dark-leaved dahlia display, baskets and artistic presentations using cut dahlias as well as the popular People’s Dahlia Competition.
There was a sale of cut blooms on Tuesday 4 Sept at 12noon and Sunday 9 Sept at 3.30pm, with all proceeds going to charity.

My best garden Dahlia competition: 8 & 9 September

Those with green fingers and a competitive streak could enter the 'My Best Garden Dahlia' competition. Keen growers brought along a single stem of any type of dahlia that they had grown to the Dahlia Marquee by noon. The stems were judged by a panel of experts and first, second and third prizes were at 3pm each day.

Surrey NAFAS Floral Display

NAFAS displays at the Wisley Flower Show

The Surrey area of the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (NAFAS) exhibited more than 100 stunning floral art creations under the theme ‘Something in the Air’, a collection of entries around the theme of the sky.

Expert Zone

Throughout the show there were a number of talks and demos in our Expert Zone. These included demonstrations from Jonathan Moseley, the National Dahlia Society and NAFAS, plus talks from some of our exhibitors. 

The British Flower Bus

British Flower Bus

Jonathan Moseley leads a nationwide campaign to promote commercial British Flower growing and highlight the 12-month availability of British-grown flowers.

In the British Flower Bus, Jonathan demonstrated floral designs and visitors got hands-on creating fabulous British floral displays with seasonal favourites such as scabious, cornflowers, nigella and sweet peas.

Catering during the show

You could make your day out to the Wisley Flower Show extra special with a set two-course lunch in the Terrace Room which included tea or coffee

See lunch menu

£30 per person

Places to eat and drink

There was a wide variety of catering options available during the show provided by Taste of Wisley. 

What else to see at RHS Garden Wisley?

Glasshouse display: Aroids

This unusual family of plants, sometimes known as the Arum or Philodendron family, were the star of the show with giant leaves and its distinctive flower shape.

Surrey Sculpture Society Trail

Contemporary and traditional, there were more than 100 inspirational sculptures by some of the South East’s finest, established and emerging artists. All sculptures were available to buy.

Gladioli displays at the Wisley Flower show

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