National Express launches new RHS Garden Wisley route

The Royal Horticultural Society has teamed up with one of the UK’s largest coach operators, National Express, to offer visitors a direct daily return coach service from central London to RHS Garden Wisley.

Starting from Monday 30 March, the hour-long National Express coach service will depart from Victoria Coach Station at 09:30, stopping at Wandsworth High Street before arriving at the garden at 10:30. A return journey will depart Wisley at 15:50 and arrive back at Victoria Coach Station in London at 16:50. Visitors can purchase the return ticket in advance for £14 online.

Tony Taylor, Head of Business Development at National Express said, “RHS Garden Wisley is a great addition to the selection of attractions that passengers can visit on the National Express network. Lovers of horticulture now have a quick and easy travel option from the capital to one of the country’s most beautiful gardens.

“And they may not know that coaches give out five times fewer CO2 emissions than a car so they will be travelling by one of the most environmentally-friendly forms of transport.”

Melissa Hackney, Group Sales and Marketing Manager for RHS Gardens said, “We’re absolutely delighted with the launch of this new service which is ideal for visitors travelling from London who are looking for a day out at one of the world’s finest gardens. Visitors love Wisley for its range of different gardening styles, unrivalled selection of plants and fabulous displays across 240 acres. It makes a fantastic day out whenever you visit, with the garden carefully curated to ensure there is plenty to see throughout the seasons, as well as a year-round calendar of events. We invite the travel trade to get in touch with us, so we can support them including RHS Garden Wisley in their clients next London based itinerary utilising the fantastic new green and fully accessible service, whilst bookings and further information is available on the website.”

Until 30 September, visitors to RHS Wisley can enjoy The Four Seasons sculpture collection by contemporary American sculptor and filmmaker Philip Haas. The 15ft tall fibreglass heads each represent a different season in human form, rendered in arrangements of seasonal fruits, vegetables, flowers and crops.

To find out more about RHS Garden Wisley’s current exhibitions, please click here.