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RHS Garden Hyde Hall

Creephedge Lane | Rettendon, Chelmsford CM3 8ET, England
+44 845 265 8071
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Ranked #4 of 11 Attractions in Chelmsford
Type: Gardens
Owner description: An Essex hilltop garden with sweeping panoramas, big open skies, herbaceous borders, roses, ponds and drought tolerant planting. A fabulous day out... more » Owner description: An Essex hilltop garden with sweeping panoramas, big open skies, herbaceous borders, roses, ponds and drought tolerant planting. A fabulous day out whatever the season. Facilities include a restaurant, cafe, gift & bookshop, plant centre, children's play area and free parking. « less
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I have been a member for 6 months so far and we all love it there. There are trails for the children and a lovely play area. In the school holidays they do extra activities that my kids 4,6 and 9 all enjoy. Perfect for a picnic with the kids or just a stroll with friends. Although child friendly it... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I've been a few times by myself and with friends. The plant show and the craft shows were both great. But the gardens are always worth a visit - as are the shop and plant shop. Worth becoming a member of the RHS.

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wickford
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Visited in August. We last visited over 7 years ago. There haVE BEEN LOTS OF CHANGES and the gardens have grown in size.There was a craft show on which was an added bonus. Made a good afternoon out. Lots of plants for sale but not cheap. Gardeners World was on same evening and Monty Don was at Hyde Hall, I... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It is a very pleasant place to walk around and the gardens are beautiful. The only drawback is that it is up a hill and parking is down below so it is not easy for disabled people. There are small vehicles that can take you up but it's not really enough. There is a cafe and shop down below, which... More

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london
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A group of us made the long journey to tour this famous garden. The wind blew and it was a little chilly but we loved the site, its layout and the variety of plants and high quality gardening. The staff are to be congratulated for being attentive and we spent a lot of money in the shop.

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Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

lots to see and most plants clearly labelled , the fish were fascinating and lots of open spaces for children to run

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wickford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I visited twice when the craft fare was on . The first tine I went , my son and his friend had a great time on the climbing frame , while me and my friends sat on the benches having a catch up . We bought some lovely items from the craft stalls before making our way up to the... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

My family and I had a great day out at the gardens! We had gone previously to look around and we have now gone back for the craft market! A very good selection of crafts which we thought were great, surrounded by the amazing gardens! The activities for kids such as the quiz and play area are great for entertainment.... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Have been a regular visitor over many years as I visit my parents who live in the area; the garden never disappoints. Many changes over the years and each has presented new and exciting approaches to plants and landscaping. It is a pity that the same spirit of change cannot be applied to the restaurant in the barn where the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A lovely place to visit. Not far from us so will definitely visit again during a different season, now we know where it is. We found the signs on the roads to the garden very few and far between and I don't know weather it was the direction we came from or not but signs to the car park were... More

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

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. As our visitors numbers continue to grow we will be able to apply for additional signage from more major routes so hopefully this will soon be rectified. So sorry to hear you had to queue to get into the restaurant, we do try and match resources to anticipated numbers, but we still get... More

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