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image for Garden item typeRHS Garden Hyde Hall

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Garden, £4.50-£11

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RHS Garden Hyde Hall

RHS Garden Hyde Hall

Contact

Hyde Hall Switchboard

0845 265 8071

Address

Creephedge Lane,
Rettendon,
Chelmsford,
Essex,
CM3 8ET

Details

Sitting prominently on a hilltop with sweeping views across the rolling Essex countryside, Hyde Hall takes full advantage of its 360 degree views. At the centre of the garden you will find intensely cultivated planting schemes that slowly begin to soften and blend out into the surrounding landscape. The result is an eclectic mix of horticulture from traditional rose gardens and herbaceous borders to large sweeping borders of grasses and meadowland.

A perennial favourite at Hyde Hall is the Dry Garden which showcases a fantastic range of drought tolerant plants and now you can enjoy even more of it thanks to an extension doubling its size. Other much-loved areas are the Courtyard Gardens which celebrate the ever popular cottage garden style of planting, but with a modern twist, and a new lake nestled at the bottom of Clover Hill.

Children can also enjoy the fabulous Higgledy Hyde play tower with its covered lookout point, monkey bars, seesaw and balancing beams.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Visitor Centre with cafe, gift shop and plant centre. Licenced restaurant and information centre within main garden.

Opening details

10:00 to 18:00 (16:00 Nov to Feb)

Prices

See website for full price details.
Free entry to RHS members & children 4 and under.
Minimum price shown is for children aged 5-16. Maximum price shown is for adults with 10% Gift Aid donation.

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 21 - Sun 29 Oct Half Term Fun: Creepy Creatures
Sat 28 Oct Pumpkin Day
Fri 3 - Sun 5 Nov A Festival of Trees (Autumn Woodfest)
Fri 3 - Sun 5 Nov Autumn Woodfest (Festival of Trees
Thu 16 Nov Christmas Shopping Evening
Thu 23 Nov - Sat 6 Jan Christmas tree Display

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TQ 781995  Lat: 51.66649 Long: 0.57442

By car:
Hyde Hall is conveniently located just 20 minutes from Chelmsford and is signed from the A130 (southbound).

Leave the M25 at junction 29 for A127 (signed Southend). From the A127 exit onto the A132 (signed Wickford/South Woodham Ferrers).

Or leave the A12 at junction 17, then at the roundabout take the second exit for the A130 (signed Southend/Basildon)

From the A130 Rettendon Turnpike roundabout follow the tourist attraction flower symbols towards South Woodham Ferrers on the A132. At the Shaw Farm roundabout turn left into Willow Grove/Creephedge Lane.

Please be aware that if you are using Sat Nav please enter CM3 8ET via Creephedge Lane.

By Public Transport:
From London Liverpool Street to Chelmsford (about 8miles away) or to Wickford (5 miles away). Taxis are usually available at the station.

Buses - The No.3 service from Southend to Chelmsford stops at the garden.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 8 miles from Chelmsford station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Visitor Centre with cafe, gift shop and plant centre. Licenced restaurant and information centre within main garden.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesNut free
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu