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RHS Garden Hyde Hall

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Address: Creephedge Lane | Rettendon, Chelmsford CM3 8ET, England
Phone Number: +44 845 265 8071
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Description: An Essex hilltop garden with sweeping panoramas, big open skies...
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. Open daily from 10am (closed Christmas Day)
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Great Day Out

If you are out & about near Chelmsford pay a visit to the wonderful RHS Hyde Hall Gardens.With a huge car park & a welcoming visitor centre complete with Gift Shop,plant centre... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Ashford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

If you are out & about near Chelmsford pay a visit to the wonderful RHS Hyde Hall Gardens.With a huge car park & a welcoming visitor centre complete with Gift Shop,plant centre ,Cafe & loos .The gardens are very well laid out & we came away with photos & a note book full of ideas to try in our garden.... More 

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Aveley, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

After visiting Chelsea and Hampton Court, I wasn't expecting this to be as good, but I wasn't expecting to be this disappointed. I asked one stall holder where I could buy the silver leaves he was displaying and I was greeted with "ask the bloke who made them" and he went on and served someone else. Queued for duck wraps... More 

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Kettering
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We went to the flowers show and as a RHS member it was free. Had never been before and was pleased at the number of stands. The gardens were beautiful.

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Took our grandchildren here today, bit disappointed, everything seemed in turmoil. The Alice in wonderland trail which should have been a bit of fun was muddled and unclear. We had to pay £2 per child for them to do the craft events which were nothing more than cutting and colouring, not very exciting. There were several empty marquees and people... More 

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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

we had a great day plenty to see beautiful gardens well laid out well done. Must add more words to be accepted.

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

This year was the sixth annual Flower Show at Hyde Hall. It's established itself as a firm favourite with visitors as you have a great show set in such fabulous surroundings. Hope to see you at the next one. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We visited the Hyde Hall Flower Show on Sunday, the last day. There were thousands upon thousands of people there; the most I've ever seen at the place. The show was well organised (even the parking - usually a disaster at things like this), with lots of nursery companies and gardening paraphenalia companies participating. Queues for snack and drink vendors... More 

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

Thanks for your detailed feedback and lovely to hear you enjoyed the Flower Show. It certainly was busy - in fact Sunday turned out to be our busiest day ever - breaking all previous records. We will endeavour to make improvements to our catering arrangements in the Barn Restaurant ahead of next year's show and if anyone knows of a... More 

Basildon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Our tour, on the first morning of the Flower Show, was lead by the new Curator. He is knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic. We started our tour at 7.30am and it was followed by a hearty breakfast at 8.30am. We were then allowed to visit the stands in the Flower Show half an hour before the show opened at 10am. An... More 

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

Pleased to hear your enjoyed your breakfast tour with Robert. As it was his first flower show at Hyde Hall I'm sure he'll be delighted with your comments. More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We attended the Flower Show. It was well organised, and we saw an amazing number of stalls with a plethora of plants for sale. Well worth it.

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

Thanks for your feedback. We had around 60 exhibitors this year which ensured there was a good variety of plant to choose from. Hope you found something nice for your garden? More 

Essex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Very well organised event, car parking, entry and security were excellently handled by friendly and polite staff. The exhibitors were informative and apart from one pleased to answer any questions. Unfortunately the only thing that again lets Hyde hall down is the catering - the food is good but the service is very slow and the staff appear to lack... More 

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

Glad you enjoyed the Flower show. Sorry to hear you found the service in the catering outlets a bit slow. We will be reviewing how things went and will certainly endeavour to make improvements to next year's show. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our visit yesterday. There is a large range of plants and flowers with views of the countryside. The colours are vibrant and the planting well planned. Plenty of benches to sit down. Although crowded when we went it was still possible to walk around.

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

Many thanks for your review. We are very fortunate to be in such a wonderful location and the views over the rolling Essex countryside, are a fabulous back drop for the garden. More 

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Additional Information about RHS Garden Hyde Hall

Address: Creephedge Lane | Rettendon, Chelmsford CM3 8ET, England
Phone Number: +44 845 265 8071
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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