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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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+44 845 265 8071
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description:

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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Feb Day Out

As always it's a pleasure to walk round at anytime of the year. Even on a winters day there is always something to see, the staff are always upbeat and very friendly. Lunch again... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Vintageken
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Told it was going to be fun, but the garden (though pretty) failed to hold attention. Occasionally there is a craft show/fair but they are limited

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Thank Rebecca J
London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As always it's a pleasure to walk round at anytime of the year. Even on a winters day there is always something to see, the staff are always upbeat and very friendly. Lunch again was of a high standard.

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Thank Vintageken
essex
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Called in here to see the gardens we had been told there was a nice restaurant the first one you come to is like a canteen / cafe and then up the hill through the beautiful gardens there is a lovely barn which is a restaurant come smart cafe is was very good food and a lovely setting

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Thank vickilovesluxury
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We always have a great time at Hyde Hall, we have year passes for the second year running and we make full use of them. The Christmas event was magical. Food is hit and miss and they has stopped serving gluten free bread so nothing suitable for my 4 year old to have now.

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Thank Claire T
Braintree, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely lots to view, there are so many gardens to look including the lovely rose garden which smells really lovely when they are all in bloom. It is a lovely walk and there are two nice restaurants to eat and have a rest in.The staff are helpful and there is a library there for you to find information on the... More 

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Thank 720denyseb
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good day out, very helpful staff, 2 restaurants to chose from & shop good for presents or yourself. Lovely walks & new gardens being created, worth a visit if you have never been or have been lots of times. Watch out for special events weekends

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Thank J N
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I find that they have a good variety of plants and the staff are very knowledgeable about the plants and how to care for them. They also have a good range of gifts etc. I often pop over to get a present for a friend. The food is also very good and of reasonable price. I am very lucky to... More 

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Thank Carole H
Essex, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My second visit here. Bright sunny winters day. Obviously I wasn't expecting to see flower beds full of blooms, but there is still plenty of plants and landscape to see on a winters day. Lower visitor center is being revamped, but I had lunch in the barn at the top, Food excellent, lovely soup and dessert. Staff there so friendly... More 

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Thank SueSnail
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful gardens to walk round or catch a buggy. Nice cafe and lovely shop. Picnic areas are spacious and well equipped with seating or just pull up a blanket.

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Thank Jane G
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent gift shop and fabulous helpful staff. Cafe is undergoing refurbishment so will be interesting to go back when it's finished.

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