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RHS Garden Hyde Hall

Open Now: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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See the seasons roll by

We are regular visitors to this RHS garden, we like to visit, when ever possible every month so we... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mike P
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Delightful gardens, delicious food and a fantastic gift shop.

I travelled to Hyde Hall with relatives for an afternoon visit, and we had a lovely stroll in the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Philip G
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“the barn”(85 reviews)
“dry garden”(54 reviews)
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...more
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Hyde Hall Creephedge Lane | Rettendon, Chelmsford CM3 8ET, England
+44 1245 402019
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 23 June 2015

As my wife is an RHS member, we often get early notification of events taking place. This Rock & Roll Soiree was one of them, so 4 tickets were duly purchased. We arrived a few minutes early, in a light drizzle, fearing that the only...More

6  Thank John G
hydehall, Public Relations Manager at RHS Garden Hyde Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2015

It was a shame that the weather was a little unkind to us that day, but as you say The Bluejays didn't disappoint and certainly entertained the crowds. Glad you enjoyed your evening with us.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 24 July 2013

I am sure that this is an excellent venue, the problem is the time it takes to get in. Instead of taking the money and speeding up the customer flow the lady takes an age to explain gift aid joining the RHS talking about the...More

5  Thank kennywilko
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We are regular visitors to this RHS garden, we like to visit, when ever possible every month so we can see the changes in the seasons as well as all the lovely garden layouts. There is a great restaurant there as well as a nice...More

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 6 days ago

I travelled to Hyde Hall with relatives for an afternoon visit, and we had a lovely stroll in the gardens. Entry is free if you're an RHS member. It was winter when we visited, but the gardens were in immaculate condition and beautifully landscaped; ideal...More

Thank Philip G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with a member and my 2 young children. So we all entered for free. Received a map for the room on the broom trail which was mostly easy to follow. We found all the characters however the frog and the wand were both broken...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to go for a bit of fresh air in beautiful surroundings. It is great place to take the kids and let them enjoy a bit of freedom. Parking is never a problem. It is the venue for really good fairs their August...More

Thank Ian F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have annual membership here and we love it. Lots of open space for the kids to run around, beautiful gardens to look at and a little park which my 6 year old loves! Good for a few hours outside in the fresh air. Plus...More

1  Thank Vicky B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I haven't visited the gardens since the RHS took over and what a change with more to come. There are a variety of areas such as a dry garden, cottage garden, vegetables found in different countries and more being developed. An area for children and...More

1  Thank Alison B
Reviewed 13 October 2018

We visited the gardens earlier this month (October), but even at this time of year there was a mass of colour. Although this was our only visit to date, we understand that the planting strategy ensures that the gardens are impressive all year round. This...More

Thank Rocko1947
Reviewed 11 October 2018

The RHS has recently spent a huge amount of money on developing Hyde Hall. One of the changes is a new Education Centre/Restaurant on the top part of the garden. This restaurant (in effect) replaces the old, much loved Barn Restaurant (although I understand it...More

Thank Stu151
hydehall, Public Relations Manager at RHS Garden Hyde Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback - especially about the menu boards. We agree that the current system is not ideal and are looking into alternatives.

Reviewed 9 October 2018

A very nice stop if you are already in the area. The cafe makes a nice lunch! Getting to and around this area without a car can be a challenge, we called a cab service who made us wait 20 minutes then told us it...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2018

We go to Hyde Hall at least once a month. Lots to do and see, as the seasons change. Staff are always welcoming and friendly. There are two places to eat, the cafe by the main entrance (you don't have to buy a ticket to...More

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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.
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.
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.