Great outdoors

Round & About

Celebrating 250 years of the circus, enjoy a weekend of cultural delights at RHS Garden Wisley’s ArtsFest event on 14th & 15th July.

Over the course of the weekend, visitors can soak up live music, magic workshops, dance and circus acts, as well as balloon modelling and living statues for this annual festival of the arts. It’s also the ideal time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the garden as summer is in full bloom and it’s free to RHS members.

Flavoursome Fridays will take place every Friday afternoon (1pm -3pm) between Friday, 6th July, and Friday, 31st August. Visitors can head along to taste a selection of seasonal fruit and vegetables grown in the Wisley garden, from strawberries, raspberries, redcurrants and blueberries, to cucumbers, tomatoes, sugar snaps and sweetcorn.  Be inspired to grow particular varieties at home and pick up some top tips on cultivation from the RHS team of experts who tend to Wisley’s fruit and vegetable gardens. Free garden entry to RHS members.

Between Saturday, 21st July and the beginning of September there’s Jurassic Discovery Summer Holiday Family Fun (free to RHS members). Take a step back in time and unearth the secrets of the land that time forgot with Jurassic plant habitats, giant insects and dinosaur footprints to discover. There are fun activities every day to keep budding adventurers busy throughout the entire summer holidays. View the daily programme of events on  the RHS Wisley website to plan your visit. 

Make the most of the warm summer evenings thanks to open-air screenings of film classics Pretty Woman (Friday, 13th July) and Back To The Future (Saturday, 14th July) in the garden after hours. Booking details can be found online.

Groups of eight or more are able to use the earlybird ticket price up until Thursday, 9th July.

Tickets are on sale from QUAD box office on 01332 290 606 or via the Summer Nights Film website at

Make the most of Wisley’s late-evening opening on Friday, 27th July to enjoy an evening stroll and experience the tranquillity of Wisley after hours. Last entry at 7pm, free to RHS members, special offer available for non-members.

Wisley, Woking, GU23 6QB.