RHS Garden Wisley is worth a visit at any time of year, but in high summer not only are the gardens at the peak of flowering, but there’s also a great deal of activities and events to take part in, too.

canal-and-lab-view_940x627Behind the scenes of the laboratory – 2nd and last Wednesday of the month until end of July: £15 per person

If you’re love of gardening leans more towards the botanical, entomological or scientific then this tour of RHS Wisley’s labs, should provide you with both knowledge and insight into the research and workings of the scientific teams at the garden. To book a place see the information here.

Fuchsia-Margaret_1Fuchsia display in the glasshouse until 28th August

Although fuchsias aren’t top of everyone’s list of fashionable plants these days, they make a stunning and vibrant display ‘en masse’ in the tropical surroundings of the glasshouse. It’s a chance to take a fresh look at these familiar border plants, and see varieties that you may not have come across before. No popping open the flower buds though! Normal garden admission applies.

Flavoursome Fridays – until 2nd September

A chance to try fruit and vegetable varieties and seek advice on growing crops from some of Wisley’s garden experts. Normal garden admission applies.

Arts-fest-wisley-jigantics940x627Arts Fest – 16th & 17th July

A celebration of the garden and all things green & growing through the medium of dance, visual arts and music, as well as poetry, circus skills and much more. For all the details on this weekend of horticultural celebration see the link here, as there’s so much going on! Normal admission costs apply, though some workshops do incur an additional charge. See the link here for details on costs.

For full information about location, entry costs and opening times see the website details, here.

Well, that should keep you busy for a while!