Three Layers of purple plants: Campanula lactiflora 'Prichard's Variety', Nepeta racemosa 'Walkers Low'and Allium 'Jackpot'
  • Three Layers of purple plants: Campanula lactiflora 'Prichard's Variety', Nepeta racemosa 'Walkers Low'and Allium 'Jackpot'
  • Sections of Rose gardens in pink, yellow and white
  • Hyde Hall, Dry Garden vista, view from restaurant terrace
  • Hyde Hall, music evening, audience close-up
  • Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow', Lychnis chalcedonica, Salvia blepharophylla 'Diablo', Alchemilla mollis in Herbaceous Border at RHS Garden Hyde Hall
  • Delphiniums on the Home Farms Plants exhibition stand on the opening day of the RHS Hyde Hall Garden Flower Show at Chelmsford, Essex, Wednesday Augus
  • Two friends walking down the path surrounded by orange roses.
  • Hyde Hall Car Show + new Hilltop flower borders
  • Hyde Hall Car Show + new Hilltop flower borders

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Celebrate spring with us

Refresh your senses and invigorate your mind as you marvel at the stunning beauty and colours of summer at RHS Garden Hyde Hall.

A family-friendly garden, set in the heart of rural Essex, and enjoying stunning panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, RHS Garden Hyde Hall is one of the finest gardens in the East of England. Encompassing a diverse mix of garden styles from traditional to modern, you’ll find something to delight and inspire at every turn.

Garden highlights:

The Dry Garden with its fantastic range of drought-resistant plants

The Hilltop Garden with colour-themed herbaceous borders and lush green lawns

The Global Growth Vegetable Garden showcasing edible from around the world

Clover Hill with its large sweeping borders

The Courtyard Gardens showing traditional and modern design layouts

Food & Drink

You can be assured of delicious, fresh, seasonal produce in our café and restaurant much of which is straight from our vegetable garden. Pop in to the Clover Café for breakfast, lunch, or afternoon tea and cake. However, if you’re after something more substantial, there is the Gardeners Rest restaurant, overlooking the iconic Dry Garden, where you can linger over a leisurely lunch with family and friends.


Our Garden Centre has free entry and stocks a wide range of top-quality plants, tools and accessories with experts on hand to answer your questions. We also offer a 5-year guarantee on all hardy plants, so you can buy with confidence. Looking for a gift or even a treat for yourself? There are horticultural books, artisan foods, kitchen accessories and our RHS Exclusive products (available only in our shops), so be sure to visit and take a piece of RHS Garden Hyde Hall home with you.


Throughout the year, the garden is an inspirational backdrop for a host of exciting events including family activities, plant fairs and flower shows, craft fairs, exhibitions, live music and theatre. We also offer an engaging programme of learning activities from toddler gardening clubs, to adult workshops where you can enhance your horticultural knowledge, or get creative with painting and photography classes. Combine a visit with learning something new, see for details. To find out more, pick up a seasonal events leaflet or visit our website

Garden: Daily, 10am–6pm (Mar - Oct inclusive)

Garden Centre: Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 6pm, Sunday 11am - 5pm (browsing from 10.30am)
Free entry to Garden Centre & Clover Cafe.


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Guide Prices

Pre-booking is not required.
Adults £15.85
Child (5 –16) £7.95
Children 4 and under Free
Family ticket (2+2) £38.10
Groups (15+) £13.45
RHS members free

We welcome car-free visitors to Hyde Hall. When you travel to the garden by bus, cycle, or on foot, we offer a car-free travel discount (Adult just £11.10), when you provide proof of visiting car-free.


Saturday, 20th July 2024 - Sunday, 1st September 2024

A selfie of Shaun the sheep in front of some brassicaAardman presents: Shaun the SheepBaa-rilliant summer fun with Shaun the Sheep!
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Wednesday, 31st July 2024 - Sunday, 4th August 2024

Hyde Hall Flower ShowA great day out for gardeners
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Friday, 23rd August 2024 - Monday, 26th August 2024

Contemporary Craft & Design FairA fabulous four-day craft show over the bank holiday weekend
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Sunday, 1st September 2024 - Sunday, 1st September 2024

Classic Car ShowA great day out for car enthusiasts
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Friday, 22nd November 2024 - Saturday, 28th December 2024

A long shot of the garden at night with bare trees and purple/blue lights RHS GlowJoin us at RHS Garden Hyde Hall for a sparkling festival of lights for all the family.
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  • Disabled access
  • Mobility Scooter Hire
  • Wheelchairs available


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Coach parking


  • School Trips

Target Markets

  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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. Sat Nav code: CM3 8ET   

Public Transport Directions


Between Saturday 22 July and Sunday 3 September 2023, we are pleased to offer our new shuttle bus service operating between Shenfield train station and RHS Garden Hyde Hall, 7 days a week. Return tickets cost £4 for adults and £2 for children, and can be purchased online when you pre-purchase a garden ticket. To view the timetable and for more information about the shuttle bus service, please see our Frequently Asked Questions


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

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RHS Garden Hyde Hall


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

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Open Christmas
Open New Year

* November - February 10am - 4pm. March - October 10am - 6pm.

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RHS Hyde HallRHS Garden Hyde Hall - Corporate, ChelmsfordSet in the heart of rural Essex, and enjoying stunning panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, RHS Hyde Hall is one of the finest gardens in the east of England and is a haven of peace and tranquillity.

Clover Cafe at RHSClover Cafe at RHS Garden Hyde Hall, ChelmsfordLight and airy cafe serving, breakfast, lunch and afternoon cakes.

GR restaurant at RHS Hyde HallGardeners Rest Restaurant at RHS Garden Hyde Hall, ChelmsfordModern, purpose-built restaurant situated in the heart of the garden. Serving fresh, seasonal lunches, and afternoon cakes/coffee.

Thatched BarnThatched Barn at RHS Garden Hyde Hall, ChelmsfordAfternoon Tea pop-ups The Thatched Barn is a traditional style tearoom full of character and charm.

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