RHS Garden Hyde Hall
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RHS Garden Hyde Hall could be your next family day out in Essex
RHS Garden Hyde Hall is a great idea for a family day out in Essex. Set in the heart of rural Essex, RHS Garden Hyde Hall’s glorious hilltop location offers sweeping panoramic views and wide-open skies. Embark on an adventure through the natural world and get your fresh air fix as a family.
Get your picnic blankets ready, folks and book your tickets to RHS Garden Hyde Hall!
What will I find at RHS Garden Hyde Hall?
You will find so much to see and do at RHS Garden Hyde Hall. Here are some (but not all) of the beautiful things you will find at this garden attraction:
Global Growth Vegetable Garden - this garden is set out in a circular design to represent the globe, and split into four quarters to showcase plants of different origin: Europe and the Middle East, Asia, North and Central America, and South America. Produce from this garden is showcased in Hyde Hall's very own restaurant so be sure to stop by and sample some of the goods!
Woodland Garden - in spring, Woodland Garden is a tapestry of pink, red, mauve and white courtesy of camellias, rhododendrons and magnolias
Sky Meadow - Take in the breath-taking views at Sky Meadow. In time, Sky Meadow will become a visual and sensual experience that peaks from May to August, superseded by glorious autumnal colours and textures
Reservoir and Bird Hide - If you're looking for a peaceful place to take in Hyde Hall's surroundings and native wildlife, make your way to the Bird Hide and become one with nature in this calming and quiet blue space.
Wildwood - The Wildwood offers stunning woodland walks through a rural landscape, immersing you in a thriving naturalistic environment bursting with wildlife!
Why we love visiting garden attractions...
The great thing about gardens is, you never step in the same garden twice.
The natural world around us constantly changing, particularly in climates like we have in the UK where our seasons play a huge role.
Step into a garden in spring and you'll see new life all around you, bursting with fresh new bulbs and flowers. Come summer, it's time to wholly enjoy the garden environment, ablaze with colour and abuzz with wildlife! Then suddenly it's autumn, and we see the leaves begin to turn their ruddy reds and oranges in one final dazzling display before winter creeps in with Jack Frost in tow, turning the garden into an icy wonderland.
And this seasonal story is told so well at RHS Garden Hyde Hall in Essex.
How to find us
Hyde Hall is conveniently located just 20 minutes from the centre of Chelmsford and is signed from the A130 (southbound).
Sat Nav: CM3 8RA
From the M25, leave the M25 at junction 29 for A127 (signed Southend). From the A127 exit onto the A132 (signed Wickford/South Woodham Ferrers).
From the A12, leave at junction 17, then at the roundabout take the second exit for the A130 (signed Southend/Basildon).
From the A130, Rettendon Turnpike roundabout follow the tourist attraction flower symbols towards South Woodham Ferrers on the A132. At the Shaw Farm roundabout turn into Willow Grove/Creephedge Lane.
From Chelmsford Bus Station, Bus 3 (Chelmsford to Southend) runs to RHS Garden Hyde Hall every couple of hours (Monday–Saturday).
- Free parking
- Toilets - accessible unisex WCs within the Garden Centre and Clover Café and in the Hilltop Garden courtyard complex and The Gardeners Rest Restaurant
- Food&drink - Gardeners Rest Restaurant and Clover Café
- Garden Centre
- For the safety of all visitors, dogs are not allowed in the garden, carparks or wider estate, with the exception of registered support dogs
There is designated parking available approximately 50m–80m from the garden entrance with 24 accessible bays and 16 dedicated family parking bays. Although there is not a designated drop-off point, you can drop off outside the Welcome building by the car park
Visitors are welcome to bring their own personal mobility vehicles to help them get around
There are eight manual wheelchairs available at the garden entrance for 'on-the-day' use
They offer a mobility vehicle that is located 67m from the admissions building. The vehicle will transport visitors who require assistance to the top of the garden and drop off outside The Gardeners Rest Restaurant. The vehicle will bring visitors back down on request when asked in the restaurant
Toilets - accessible unisex WCs within the Garden Centre and Clover Café and in the Hilltop Garden courtyard complex and The Gardeners Rest Restaurant
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