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RHS Wisley is Second Only to Kew in Online Popularity

Published on: 29 Aug, 2021
Updated on: 6 Sep, 2021

RHS Wisley – Photo Wikipedia

A study by online florists Flying Flowers has placed RHS Wisley in second place of the UK’s top gardens by the number of searches conducted online.

Giant house plant takeover, part of a 2020 exhibition in the glasshouse at RHS Wisley.

The famous attraction draws in over 80,000 searches a month and the result reflects another study by the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) which found the garden, which hosted nearly a million visits in 2020, to be the seventh most visited attraction in the UK.

David Christie, Head of Site at RHS Garden Wisley, said: “We are thrilled to hear that RHS Garden Wisley is one of the most popular destinations to visit and that people are finding out more about the garden when looking for a day out.

All ages can enjoy the garden.

“We have undergone some very exciting changes this year, including opening RHS Hilltop – The Home of Gardening Science. RHS Hilltop houses our science laboratories, a new exhibition, library and café, making it a great space for any weather. It is also surrounded by three magnificent new gardens, each with an individual focus.

BBC newsreader Sophie Raworth officially opened the Exotic Garden, quickly getting to work. Photo RHS Wisley

“We encourage any visitor who hasn’t seen these developments yet to come along and experience the new areas for themselves.”

The garden is home to the UK’s first dedicated horticultural scientific centre of excellence, aimed at protecting the future of plants and people. places to explore at Wisley include: The Glasshouse, Rock Garden, Bowes-Lyon Rose Garden, the Mixed Borders and the newly-created Exotic Garden.

 

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