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RHS Garden Hyde Hall
Ranked #4 of 27 things to do in Chelmsford
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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).
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Love this place we are card holders. It’s beautiful the garden is forever changing. Our daughter loves it there. so important for our children to appreciate nature and conservation. A must visit !
Excellent school holiday events also!
Good food in the restaurants-lovely too!!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank tinki18
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

We have visited Hyde Hall a couple of times before but not in recent years. I was surprised by the high entrance fee of £11.50 for one adult and if you intend to make subsequent visits either to Hyde Hall or other RHS gardens consider an annual subscription. The gardens and grounds have evolved considerably since our last visit and the visitors centre is excellent and the restaurant currently being constructed will be a marvellous addition when complete. A lovely place to spend a couple of hours.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank smallworldnow
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

very enjoyable place and very helpful staff. they arranged a wheelchair for me to pushed round by my daughter with either the 3yr old or 5year old on my knee. they had a craft fair going on and the atmosphere was super fun and the kids loved it . we have been round the wonderful gardens many times and highly recommend a visit to this lovely corner of essex.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank johnny C
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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

We visited Hyde Hall Gardens today with our 3 year old and 7 year old. Entrance was a little pricey for what was actually there and as it was a cold day so didn’t really want to spend too long there. The children enjoyed the tractors they could sit on and small play area but really this area could have been bigger as on a busy day I can see it could become quite crowded. Lots of open areas for the children to run around and to have picnics on a nicer day. There was a trail for the children to follow which was good to keep them walking but when we have done these at other similar places they’ve been more interactive which the children love even more. The scarecrows were fun and great for photo opportunities. There was an arts and crafts tent but it was an extra £2 per child which considering the entrance we were not prepared to pay. We did have a very enjoyable lunch in the cafe.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Claire O
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

First visit for us, on a sunny cold-ish February day.
Nice setting for a winter walk and a surprising amount of structure and planting to see for the time of year,
We really loved the dogwood colours and the way they had been all tied together to make winter sculptures
Café was popular and served a good range of food at reasonable prices.
Certainly looks worth seeing at intervals throughout the year

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Lilacwheaty
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