Living in Surrey, there are plenty of things to do on your doorstep. Surrey boasts theme parks, museums, historic sites, picturesque walks and shopping hot spots among its hundreds of attractions. In our ‘on your doorstep’ series, we explore some of the best things to do in Surrey.
Situated just off the A3 near Ripley and a stones throw from West Byfleet, Woking and Cobham, RHS Wisley is a horticultural haven in the heart of Surrey. An oasis that encapsulates the outdoors appeal of this home county. Whether you’re a garden enthusiast, nature lover, avid walker or just looking for a tranquil escape, RHS Wisley’s appeal attracts around a million visitors every year.
For more than 200 years, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has been the force behind the nation’s love of gardening, backed up by its core vision to ‘enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place’. A shining example of this is the charity’s flagship garden, RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey, which is one of the UK’s most visited and best-loved gardens.
Wisley was given to the RHS in 1903 and is now a hub of horticultural excellence and a top visitor attraction, with 240 acres to explore. It is home to some of the largest plant collections anywhere in the world and showcases inspirational gardening. Planting schemes are constantly evolving to ensure there’s always something new to excite and inspire visitors.