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Visiting Wisley- help please
« on: February 24, 2011, 07:57:28 PM »
Hi Folks,
 A couple of  Scottish members are planning a visit to Wisley and ask for some advice about best travel arrangements via public transport and also can anyone suggest ( by PM or emai lto me  if you prefer) a decent but not too expensive Bed and Breakfast nearby ?

They'll be thankful for any help you can give.... thanks in advance!
 
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Re: Visiting Wisley- help please
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2011, 08:39:16 PM »
Train from London Waterloo to Woking, then taxi to the garden.
In the Summer months, a dedicated bus service from Woking station to the garden.

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Re: Visiting Wisley- help please
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2011, 08:46:30 PM »
That was quick Giles... many thanks!
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Re: Visiting Wisley- help please
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2011, 08:23:33 AM »
I usually take a train from Waterloo to Surbiton station (trains are frequent and it takes about 20 min). There is a bus service from there to Guilford through Wisley gardens hourly. It takes app. 45 minutes but it is a wonderful drive especially in spring. If it is not too late I can give the bus number and the time-table tomorrow
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Re: Visiting Wisley- help please
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2011, 08:38:57 AM »
Oleg, thank you,  how wonderful to be getting such international help for these friends thanks to you and Giles!

I don't think the visit is for a little while yet, so there is not a big rush.  :)
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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2011, 01:48:17 PM »
I remember very well how problematic it was for me to find a way to Wisely when National Express cancelled the stop there. Even in the RHS office nobody could help. I find the way above the most comfortable. So, local bus # 515 runs from Surbiton station (actually it starts from Kingston, but via Kingston it takes more time) 9:19 then at these minutes past each hour until 18:19. All you should do at Wisley Gardens bus stop is to cross the motorway over the pedestrian bridge and stroll for 3 mins to the Garden gate.  Buses back are at 9:o2 and like this until 18:02. It's the timetable for Monday to Saturday. On Sundays service #515A is quite rare but rather comfortable and takes less than 30 mins.: there - 9:49; 11:49; 14:19; 16:19; 18:19 and back 10:56; 13:26; 15:26; 17:26. At least this was valid last August. To make sure it hasn't been changed I would try the Traveline website's trip planner closer to the date of the journey. Hope it was of help.
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Re: Visiting Wisley- help please
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2011, 07:29:54 AM »
Hello,
Wisley trainee here..
This is the bus website with timetable and route.. Hope it helps..
Since i am here in the week if we can be of assistance do send me a message..

http://www.abellio.co.uk/route-515.html

and nearest train goes to west byfleet. 5 taxi from there...

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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2011, 08:23:47 PM »
Thank you Chloe.  These are the things we need to know.  I am arriving in London before the pre-conference Tour and two of us will be meeting at Heathrow on the Friday and travelling to Guilford,  so we can have a day or so to get over jet lag and so we can have an extra day at Wisley.

I have been looking at timetables and that  site is very useful.

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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2011, 10:51:22 PM »
Hi Susan,

I'm a bit out of touch. What conference is this and when it it? :) :)
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Re: Visiting Wisley- help please
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2011, 09:56:15 AM »
Hi Susan,

I'm a bit out of touch. What conference is this and when it it? :) :)
The Eighth International Rock Garden Conference, 2011- "Alpines without Frontiers"
beingheld in Nottingham from Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th April,  ..... see this thread for details ...
http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=2751.0
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Re: Visiting Wisley- help please
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2011, 12:59:11 PM »
Ooh :-[ :-[, I got the impression that the meeting was at Wisley and I was girding my loins to go there. Must pay more attention. ::) ::) Thanks for the info. :)
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« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2011, 08:21:07 PM »
Hi Maren,

The Pre- Conference tour starts at Wisley and ends at Nottingham.  I just need to get from Heathrow to Guilford where we are staying, which is why I found the Transport info useful.  Sorry if I gave you false hope of a get together!

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« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2011, 12:23:38 PM »
No problem :0 Look forward to meeting you on the 10th!
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Re: Visiting Wisley- help please
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2011, 12:57:35 PM »
We are visiting the Netherlands from Canada.  We are planning to go by ferry on Sunday night, landing at Harwich on Monday morning.  We will catch the train to London, on our way to tour Kew Gardens.  We are staying in a B & B in Richmond by Kew for two nights, and want to know the best way to get to Wisley from the Kew area.  Either by bus or train What is the best way?
Or perhaps by taxi and what would that cost?
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Re: Visiting Wisley- help please
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2011, 07:24:20 PM »
You can get a train from Richmond to either Byfleet & New Haw or West Byfleet , from 9.20 return per person depending on time of day, takes about 50 minutes to 1 hour,  http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/,  then it will probably be best to get a taxi from there to Wisley
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