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RHS Garden Hyde Hall

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Address: Hyde Hall Creephedge Lane | Rettendon, Chelmsford CM3 8ET, England
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+44 1245 400256
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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With sweeping panoramas, big open skies and far reaching views this Essex...

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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Gets better and better every year

We have been coming for over five years and it just gets better and better with more to see each time as the gardens establish themselves. A really great place for a walk and... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2016
Hemmo1968
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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447 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

We have been coming for over five years and it just gets better and better with more to see each time as the gardens establish themselves. A really great place for a walk and picnic.

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Thank Hemmo1968
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

This is a perfect place to walk, unwind and see the beauty of nature. Since becoming a member two years ago I have been here many times. Great place for lunch. afternoon tea, or just a walk. I love this place.

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Thank jarmario05
Wivenhoe, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016

As RHS Members, we visit the Hyde Hall gardens regularly and always look forward to having something to eat at either the Barn Restaurant or the more informal Field Café. Unfortunately, developments at the entrance to the site have render the café a less than pleasant place to dine. During our visit, the noise from the building works was most... More 

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hydehall, Public Relations Manager at RHS Garden Hyde Hall, responded to this review

I’m sorry that your visit to our café was spoiled by the building works that are going on at the moment. We have tried to alleviate any issues with noise and inconvenience as much as we can, but there is only so much that we can do I'm afraid. I have noted your comments about the sandwiches and will investigate... More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

We joined the RHS recently and visited Hyde Hall gardens. The gardens are very large and would imagine, depending on the time of year, they will look wonderful. However, there was a lot not actually in bloom in May so we didn't experience the best of the gardens. They are also doing some expansion which will only improve it further.... More 

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Thank jaelby
Benfleet, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Spent a nice few hours here a few weeks ago. Nice little gardens to walk around. I particuley like the lakes and the vegatable plot. Two options for lunch too the cafe near the shops which sells a nice selection of panins or the main restaurent in the garden which does a great goats cheese tartlet. Can spot quite a... More 

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Wickford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

A really lovely and relaxing place to visit. The gardens are beautiful to go round at different seasons in the year. Plenty of open space to stretch your legs. Great place to take young children and often activities for them to do. Food and drink can be expensive espically with kids but you can take in your own picnic which... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

We went to the Essex Design Fair..which we had to pay entrance to the gardens to get into see...the Fair was boring and full of extremely expensive items..but we went round the gardens which were just green..probably because of the time of year we went...we ate at the Barn Restaurant which could be made so much more..the food was excellent..obviously... More 

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Thank Lynn C
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Love going to Hyde Hall for walks gardens are beautiful always something new to see with the changing seasons. Lunch and afternoon tea are well deserved after a long walk.

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Thank lynn d
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

We go here all the time with our children and it is always a fun day. Whilst we love the flowers the children love the pretty location. Strongly recommended

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Thank David0093
London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

If you haven't been I urge you to go. Games for children wonderful plants and perfect gardens. It can get busy at week ends so if you can go in the week. Oh by the way on the way there is a farm selling all types of chicken fun place to take children.

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