RHS Garden Wisley

The Royal Horticultural Society was given Wisley in 1903 by Sir Thomas Hanbury, a wealthy Quaker and celebrated gardener. Prior to that, the original garden was the creation of George Fergusson Wilson – businessman, scientist, inventor and keen gardener and a former Treasurer of the Society. Photographs, archival documents, herbarium specimens and artefacts map the transformation of the garden from one man’s creation to a world famous centre for horticultural excellence, science and training that attracts over one million visitors a year.