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RHS Garden Hyde Hall

Hyde Hall Creephedge Lane | Rettendon, Chelmsford CM3 8ET, England
+44 1245 400256
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RHS Hyde Hall

I often visit Hyde Hall both to buy plants and to take my 3 year old grandson to walk and play in... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Val C
Brentwood, United Kingdom
Lovely Place

A Good place to go for half a day . Food is Excellent in the Cafe and Restaurant. Gift shop is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sam m
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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).
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“the barn” (83 reviews)
“flower show” (43 reviews)
“plant centre” (14 reviews)
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Hyde Hall Creephedge Lane | Rettendon, Chelmsford CM3 8ET, England
+44 1245 400256
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Reviewed yesterday

I often visit Hyde Hall both to buy plants and to take my 3 year old grandson to walk and play in the grounds. Beautiful setting but with something for all ages. Great special days out all through the year.

Thank Val C
Reviewed 1 week ago

A Good place to go for half a day . Food is Excellent in the Cafe and Restaurant. Gift shop is really nice with a good selection of books and garden plants and tools and many other items for gifts for family and friends ....More

Thank sam m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a review of the Barn Restaurant at Hyde Hall RHS garden, NOT the garden itself or any other on site restaurant. We've eaten lunch or coffee/snacks a few times at the Barn restaurant, and it's always been great. We decided to try Christmas...More

Thank Stu151
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were comparing similar venues from our trips abroad, where we ate sumptuous lunches, with even table service. Unfortunately this is more like motorway services, albeit in a superb building and much better staff. The service is slow and the menu very poor for anything...More

Thank Stevethearchitect
hydehall, Public Relations Manager at RHS Garden Hyde Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Steve, many thanks for the feedback. Would we be right to think you may have visited on Boxing day? if so, our only catering outlet open that day was the Clover Cafe. Our main restaurant was closed. The cafe provides a relaxed, casual dining...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a patch on RHS Wisley in Surrey but a convenient RHS site for local people. The views across the Essex countryside are marvellous as is the long walk around its circumference through the fields, woods and around the lake. There is an extensive choice...More

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place. I visit what ever the season, there is always something in bloom and something new being developed. My sister and I meet there for lunch and a walk around the gardens every few weeks. The new vegetable garden is a revelation...More

Thank christipoppy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hyde Hall is a very nice place to visit at all times,in the summer there is various areas to picnic with picnic tables provided and during the winter months you can enloy hot soup in the restaurant. After an invigorating walk through the well kept...More

Thank Hethersett08
Reviewed 8 November 2017

An excellent day out with views over rolling Essex country side. Look for plants in season and enjoy special events. Also good cafe

Thank ianthefabricman
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Roses in summer in many colours, vegetables, a dry garden, sculptures, space for children to run and picnic, adults to sit on benches and grass. An all year round garden.

Thank Caroline C
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Always a delight to visit at any time of year. Hyde Hall hosts many special themed events during the year, and it is always worth the visit.

Thank stevec_d47
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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.
9 February 2015|
Response from hydehall | Property representative |
2015 admission prices are: Adults £8.95, Children (5-16) £4.50, Family ticket (2+2) £22.80.