Last Alteration: Sunday 07 April 2013

Royal Horticultural Society

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Royal Horticultural Society
Wisley, Surrey, GU23 6QB

The Royal Horticultural Gardens at Wisley cover some 60 acres and was bequeathed to the Society in 1903, being the creation of George Ferguson Wilson. The gardens feature a number of ornamental presentations, but also has a scientific role in horticulture.

Filming for Spearhead from Space took place outside the Sociey's grounds themselves, so there is no need to pay to visit the location.

How to get here:

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Road: A3 - The Royal Horticultural Society is signposted on the A3, and is situated on the east carriageway between the B2039 (Ockham) junction and the M25. Turn left onto Wisley Lane and then follow it up to the commons car park on the right. +

Parking Details

There is a free car park at the common.

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableBack Lane

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Photograph taken: 2nd August 2011 by Chuck Foster

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Spearhead from Space (2)
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Filmed: 15 Sep 1969
The UNIT jeep carrying a Nestene sphere is intercepted by an Auton.

 

Photo

Photograph taken: 2nd August 2011 by Chuck Foster

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Spearhead from Space (2)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 15 Sep 1969
The UNIT jeep carrying a Nestene sphere is intercepted by an Auton.

 

Filming locations still to be verified/photographed:

Spearhead from Space (1)Screen Shot
Filmed: 15 Sep 1969
Forest

Spearhead from Space (1)Screen Shot
Filmed: 15 Sep 1969
Forest

Other nearby locations:

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Hatchford Park (Spearhead from Space). Road (4.0 miles, 16m) : Turn right out of the gardens to the A3, and then immediately come off at the junction for the M25. Go round the roundabout and rejoin the A3 back towards Guildford. Turn left onto Old Lane to the left as you follow the sliproad, and continue along here until you reach the Black Swan pub. Turn left onto Ockham Lane, and Hatchford Park will be on the left-hand side. Parking There is limited parking off the roadside along Ockham Lane.

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Mercia House (Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150AD): 7.20 miles.

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Callow Hill Sandpit (The Savages): 7.91 miles.

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Hog's Back Transmitter Station (The Silurians): 8.40 miles.

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South Lane (Invasion of the Dinosaurs): 9.45 miles.

General Details:

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10 Mar 2007: The main road into the site car park is undergoing redevelopment and trees are being cleared for expansion.

Further links about the location:

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Royal Horticultural Society - Wisley Gardens

Related Stories

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Spearhead from Space [15 Sep 1969]

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