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A garden for everyone to enjoy throughout the year

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

Hilltop Garden with its roses and herbaceous borders

The Global Growth Vegetable Garden  in the Winter Garden

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.

Shopping

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.

Events

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, as well as the very popular Glow winter illuminations. 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 rhs.org.uk/courses-workshops for details. To find out more, pick up a seasonal events leaflet or visit our website rhs.org.uk/hydehall

COVID-19 update:

Hyde Hall is open to visitors with advance bookings only. To access the garden please pre-book a time slot in advance of your visit.

Garden: 10am–6pm Monday–Sunday (pre-booked time slots only)

Garden Centre: 10am–6pm Monday–Saturday, 11am–5pm (browsing from 10.30am) Sunday
Booking not required to visit the Garden Centre.

 

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Guide Prices

Adults £12.15
Child (5 –16) £6.75
Children 4 and under Free
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RHS members free

Events

Wednesday, 10th November 2021 - Saturday, 1st January 2022

Glow at RHS Garden Hyde HallGlowIt's time to Glow! See the garden sparkle this festive season and follow dazzling displays lighting a magical trail.
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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

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

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

COVID-19 Response

  • Advance booking essential
  • Contactless payment only
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Online booking only

Group Travel

  • Out of Hours Visits

Groups

  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Onsite Catering
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

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    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 8RA   

    Public Transport Directions

    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. Accessible by Public Transport: Chelmsford station is 8 miles away.

    RHS Garden Hyde Hall

    Type:Garden

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

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    Opening Times

    Open Christmas
    Open New Year

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

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