RHS Garden Wisley, Surrey set to open - 31st May 2020
Drone photographs of the Walled Garden pictured at RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey this morning as they make final preparations to the garden which will re-open to the public tomorrow, Monday 1st June 2020. All visitors have to pre-book a timeslot online to visit.
Safety measures being implemented at all four RHS Gardens include:
•Strictly limited numbers of pre-booked tickets available for each day
•Restrictions on the number of customers allowed to shop at any one time, and a maximum of two people per household allowed into the Garden Centre together
•Separate entry and exit points to the Gardens and Garden Centres where possible
•Floor markings to indicate appropriate distances while queueing in the Garden Centres and the Garden entrances
•Screens at the welcome desks and checkouts to protect staff
•Hand sanitiser available to staff and visitors at strategic points
•Card transactions only – no cash payments
Sue Biggs, RHS Director General, says: “We are delighted that the Government has said it is safe to reopen our RHS Gardens because it is proven that spending time outside in green open spaces surrounded by plants has an immensely positive effect on our health.
“We look forward to welcoming our members and visitors safely back from June 1st and to bringing the joy of plants, flowers, trees and nature back into people’s lives, which for so many will be a much needed tonic.
“We will of course be operating at a limited capacity and will have measures in place to ensure that all safety guidelines are followed because our number one priority is to support the Government’s efforts to limit the spread of the virus."