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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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An ALLROUND place to spend time

An RHS Garden in development. We have been visiting since 1987 and have seen the whole site... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tom W
Great new investments in the gardens and facilities

The new Gardeners Rest restaurant at the top if the hill is great, and a fantastic walk to get... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Hyde Hall Creephedge Lane | Rettendon, Chelmsford CM3 8ET, England
+44 1245 402019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

An RHS Garden in development. We have been visiting since 1987 and have seen the whole site develop over the years. This is a place for families with children, or without, not just to look at pretty flowers and shrubs but to move around freely...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tom W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The new Gardeners Rest restaurant at the top if the hill is great, and a fantastic walk to get there, even at this time of year if you like plants. It's very popular at lunchtime - lots of people having soup and/or sandwiches, and everyone...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed an excellent, tasty, leisurely lunch made with good quality ingredients and most importantly served hot on hot plates. Although not cheap, portion size was appropriate and the meals represented good value for money. The helpful, welcoming staff worked hard delivering meals and keeping...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank OneMoreSteve
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cafe was lovely with good choice of cakes - Gardens are kept beautifully for the time of year - lovely items for sale in the shop - entrance fee is a bit high for non members

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Vivien S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never been here before, and we called in for Breakfast because it advertised on the Sign Café / Restaurant, however this was really disappointing. The breakfast menu is really limited, with basically just toast, pastries or Rolls. No cooked English breakfast, despite them offering all...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RogerandJan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been a couple of times and we’re impressed with the restaurant as a quick food and drink cafe. Small but tasty menu, good knowledge of allergens and gluten issues, friendly and quick. Ideal for a pit stop whilst visiting the gardens.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tom C
Reviewed 16 December 2018

I've to the central restaurant at Hyde Hall on two occasions. I don't think the food is great and I find that the soup dishes are very shallow therefore leaving the paying public out of pocket and very disappointed. The staff are always very friendly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank claire g
Reviewed 14 December 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed a delicious two course Christmas lunch in the Gardeners Rest this week. The cost for non-members is £19.95 which includes all day entrance to the garden. My husband enjoyed a lovely roast beef dinner and cheesecake cake dessert whilst I opted for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ChillaxingEssex
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

I have been a member for over a year now and although it’s ok if you live locally and can make a good use of it but it’s really expensive if no members want to visit. Really pricey entrance to the gardens! The cafe in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Yr123ch
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Aither the A12-A130 junction local of A13-A130 - follow the directions to Woodham Ferrers There are plenty of car park space prior to the main buildings with features even before the entering. Getting around the estate is fairly easy with the guides and though has...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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.