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RHS Garden Hyde Hall

Hyde Hall Creephedge Lane | Rettendon, Chelmsford CM3 8ET, England
+44 1245 400256
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A sunny afternoon visit

The gardens are looking beautiful, the staff work so hard to make the gardens look so pretty. The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kim H
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Pretty Gardens

Visited here on Saturday, not overly busy, gardens are well kept and lots of interesting plants, I... read more

Reviewed yesterday
angelafarrance
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Hastings
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With sweeping panoramas, big open skies and far reaching views this Essex garden is an inspiration to visitors of all ages. The garden boasts an eclectic range of inspirational horticultural styles from traditional to modern, providing interest and colour, whatever the weather or time of year. The Garden opens daily from 10am (closed Christmas Day) and includes a restaurant, children's play area, picnic areas and garden library. The Visitor Centre is open daily from 9.30am and includes a cafe, gift & book shop and plant centre. Entry to the Visitor Centre is free of charge. Please note that Sunday trading hours apply in the shop (11am - 5pm).
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  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Hyde Hall Creephedge Lane | Rettendon, Chelmsford CM3 8ET, England
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+44 1245 400256
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Reviewed yesterday

The gardens are looking beautiful, the staff work so hard to make the gardens look so pretty. The roses are doing very well at present. The new pavilion looks lovely and the grounds people are constantly changing things and experimenting with various beds. Lovely to...More

Thank Kim H
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited here on Saturday, not overly busy, gardens are well kept and lots of interesting plants, I liked it here before it didn’t feel to vast and there was lots of different areas like the rose garden, the new vegetable growing area, we enjoyed an...More

Thank angelafarrance
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As a bit of a treat for myself, instead of my Friday chores and with the sun shining, I decided to visit especially for the roses, which are at their best just now. Last visit had been very noisy with all the construction but less...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My Mum is doing a Holiday@Home week and I accompanied her on a coach trip here. There was a welcome message to us all as the coach arrived and a supply of maps. The café was great to start after the journey with efficient and...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I have visited Hyde Hall over a number of year but yesterday was the first time we left disappointed and annoyed.The so called improvements have ruined what was a lovely garden. 1. The lovely barn restaurant and court yard have been replaced with a nasty...More

1  Thank dietz113
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I visited a craft show at Hyde Hall recently, a most enjoyable day out! Beautiful gardens and lake, children’s play area and excellent cafe and shop on a normal day but add to this marquees full of lovely items and food for sale, homemade ice...More

Thank StaplefordSue
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I'm an RHS member and, having moved to Essex, I have enjoyed a number of visits to Hyde Hall. The volunteers are amazing and always cheerful and helpful. There are always volunteers and gardeners working on the various garden areas and they are committed and...More

Thank Dibbydoo G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a suggestion that we should visit this wonderful garden which seemed to have recently been laid out. The tulips were a wonder to behold and the whole are is great for walking and to have a picnic. The wonderful herbs and vegetables that...More

Thank BoundlessEnergy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We joined RHS earlier in the year when we visited Wisley. This was our first visit to Hyde Hall and we really enjoyed walking round the gardens looking at all the different plants. The dry garden has hopefully given us some inspiration for our garden...More

1  Thank Anita1439404
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hyde Hall has is still changing, the new buildings are a brilliant addition to the site, the shapes complement the envionment with the wooden glulam beams visible from the inside echoing the form of leaves in the surounding gardens. The gardens are great to look...More

1  Thank EssexRocks317
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Ripailles
26 March 2018|
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Response from Janis O | Reviewed this property |
Hi, This is a RHS garden there will be flowers with colours to suit all the seasons. This time of year it will be planted up with spring bulbs, pansies, wallflowers and many more plants. Regards Janis.
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Shirley E
6 March 2018|
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Response from hydehall | Property representative |
Hi Shirley, We welcome assistance dogs, but no other dogs allowed on site.
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Daniel B
14 August 2017|
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Response from hydehall | Property representative |
Daniel, the craft fair is free with normal garden admission, so that's £11.00 for adults and £5.50 for children.
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