Wisley considers moving trial fields

RHS trial grounds at Wisley could move to a new site at the Surrey garden from the current site where trials have been held for 60 years.

RHS Wisley: trial grounds area
RHS Wisley: trial grounds area

RHS trials development manager Mark Heath said: "The trials fields have been under cultivation since the 1950s and through rotation, resting plots and use of green manures are still productive.

"However, as part of the investment programme and the need to reappraise aspects of the landscape, one option could be to move."

Any move would need to go through an approval process. Heath said staff resources "will remain at current levels and trials will remain a key RHS activity".


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