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RHS Garden Hyde Hall

Hyde Hall Creephedge Lane | Rettendon, Chelmsford CM3 8ET, England
+44 1245 400256
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An expensive, disapponting experience

What a disappointing experience. Although parts of the garden were colourful and well maintained... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Julie P
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Lovely lunch in spectacular new restaurant

The new restaurant is now open even though the outside paving and landscaping was still getting the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Undercover_Bear
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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).
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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Hyde Hall Creephedge Lane | Rettendon, Chelmsford CM3 8ET, England
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+44 1245 400256
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Reviewed yesterday

What a disappointing experience. Although parts of the garden were colourful and well maintained there were others that were less than you'd expect for an RHS garden and needed some work - I appreciate it can't be perfect all the time but there was no...More

Thank Julie P
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Reviewed yesterday

The new restaurant is now open even though the outside paving and landscaping was still getting the final finishing touches. Enjoyed a marvelous prawn and crab salad lunch in this lovely new building with what will be spectacular views of the garden from the hill...More

Thank Undercover_Bear
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It is full of colourful plants and shrubs. The staff try really hard to do whatever they can to improve the gardens. Nice Greenhouse, fantastic kids play area and plenty of places to sit. Two cafe's, one attached to a average sized shop. The shop...More

Thank Geordieboy46
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are regular visitors and RHS members. Stopped at the opulent new restaurant for drinks which proved too much for the rather flustered and seemingly inexperienced staff - v over priced and poor quality, shame it didn’t live up to the decor. We expect better...More

3  Thank Thommo1961
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delighted to see they had great options in both cafes for gluten free, other than just cake, also three types of sandwiches. Well done Hyde Hall.

Thank Carol R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots and lots of changes going on there. There is always something new being added or changed. It is well worth the RHS subscription and a lovely way to spend a few hours or a day. Nice restaurant, plant shop. Plenty of toilets and places...More

Thank homesteads
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a member of the RHS we visit Hyde Hall often. Over the past couple of years it seems that gardening and plants are not the main focus for the RHS but rather a family entertainment attraction (because there aren't enough of those already!). Far...More

1  Thank Karen_kmw133
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Prices increased in restaurant did not reflect value for money. Poor choice compared with previous visit. Inexperienced staff. Obviously cost cutting.

Thank Claire F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really well planned out and amazing views from the gardens Worth the trip. The afternoon tea is a must.

Thank Patricia W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Early Spring Bank holiday visit. This was our first time even though we live quite locally. We were lucky in that when we arrived we were waved through to the car park near the entrance; It was a very hot day and the overspill car...More

Thank Richard F
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Ripailles
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.
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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.
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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.
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