Here’s a reminder of our trip in July, plus a brand new offering – a day trip to the wonderful RHS Wisely.

Saturday 13 July 2024Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens: RHS Partner Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 6PP

Grade 1 listed Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens is famed for its ornamental rock garden and spring displays of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and magnolias. Set over 240-acres of English woodland gardens, and within a steep valley, Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens consists of lakes, woodland areas, and the famous Rock Garden. Talks and tours around the gardens, lunches and light meals, and a buggy shuttle service to allow visitors access to the lower garden and lakes operates on a first come first served basis, staffed by volunteers. Free entry to RHS members.

£41 in person at the Hut or £45.13 online at Eventbrite. Price includes includes entry to garden and travel.

RHS Wisley is the flagship garden of the Royal Horticultural Society and one of the great gardens of the world. From its beginnings, Wisley has been about plantsmanship and experimentation, and it continues in that spirit today. Some 75 garden staff, 25 students, four apprentices and 100 volunteers help make a day at Wisley an amazing experience for visitors. The garden covers 97ha (240 acres). The Mixed Borders in summer are probably the most iconic and celebrated area of this huge garden but there are many more things to see and enjoy. 

As Associate Members of the RHS, we are able to offer free entry to RHS Wisely as part of this trip. Our visit also includes a trip to the Tulip Tree room for our group, and a served Cream Tea.

Here is some additional “essential information”.

The Glasshouse is open on Saturdays 9am – 3.15pm with last admission 15 minutes before closing.

The Old Laboratory is now open to the public for the first time in over a century. You can now step back in time inside the Old Laboratory and discover the early days of the RHS at Wisley.

RHS Hilltop – The Home of Gardening Science Hilltop Live series of free talks, demonstrations and interactive sessions take place in RHS Hilltop building. Get expert gardening advice, see how-to demonstrations to try at home, learn about the history of Wisley. Hear about the scientific research going on in the labs, and discover fascinating collections from the library, plus much more. Regular sessions at 2pm – no booking is required.

£36 in person at the Hut or £39.71 at Eventbrite. Price includes includes entry to garden, travel and the fabulous cream tea.

Any questions? Please contact outings@lambethhorticulturalsociety.org.uk