RHS Garden Hyde Hall

RHS Garden Hyde Hall
Creephedge Lane
Rettendon Common
Chelmsford
Essex
CM3 8ET
England

Website

www.rhs.org.uk/Gardens/Hyde-Hall/

E-mail

hydehall@rhs.org.uk

Telephone

0845 265 8071

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
RHS Hyde Hall

A visit to the 360-acre Hyde Hall estate is unforgettable in any season and allows visitors to immerse themselves in nature.

Hyde Hall is in an area of Essex that has very low rainfall, and this factor, combined with the soil conditions and exposed nature of the site, makes it a challenging area for gardening.

A visit will show that by choosing the right plants for the right places and by working with the prevailing conditions, it is possible to create a garden of beauty.

Venue Type:

Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Open all year except Christmas Day
March – Oct 10am-6pm
Nov – Feb 10am-4pm
Last admission is one hour before closing.

Admission charges

RHS members Free
Adults £7.95 (including Gift Aid/ £7.20 without Gift Aid)
Children (5–16) £4 (including Gift Aid/ £3.60 without Gift Aid)
Children 4 & under Free
Family 2+2 (2 adults +2 children) £21.35 (£19.40 without Gift Aid) Additional discount child £3.60 (£3.20 without Gift Aid)
Groups of more than 10 * £6.20
RHS Affiliated Societies * One free visit per year
Affiliated Society with garden entry card £5
Green travel (bus, bike or train) 25% off normal admission prices

One carer or companion is admitted free of charge per wheelchair user, visually impaired visitor or other person whose disability necessitates a carer.

* Group visits must be booked in advance on 0845 265 8071.

Please note: Dogs are not allowed anywhere on site, the only exceptions are registered support dogs.

Getting there

Hyde Hall is conveniently located just 20 minutes from the centre of Chelmsford and is signed from the A130 (southbound).

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). Or leave the A12 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.

Car parking is free.

If you are using Sat Nav enter CM3 8RA.

Closest stations are Chelmsford (about 12km/8 miles), Wickford (about 8km/5 miles) and Rayleigh (about 12km/7.5 miles). Taxis and/or buses will connect you to Hyde Hall. For further information contact National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.

You can also use bus service no. 3 (339kB pdf) (Southend to Writtle) which will drop you at the garden.

To help plan your journey via public transport we suggest you use Traveline and enter the destination as Rettendon, Hyde Hall (stop).

If you can produce a valid train/bus ticket on the day of your visit you will be given a discount on your admission fee.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Essex Craft & Design Show

  • 3 — 5 May 2014

This well established and high quality show includes a wide range of exhibiting craft/designer makers and artists, some of whom will also be demonstrating during the weekend. All of the exhibitors are UK-based and create their own work. The variety and wealth of this home grown talent means that you will not only have the ideal opportunity to buy a piece of original art or craft, but also to meet the artist who created the work. Normal garden admission applies. Booking not required. Stallholder enquiries to: info@beachhutevents.co.uk

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Sprung' - a sculpture exhibition by the Sculpt Gallery

  • 10 — 26 May 2014

Locally based Sculpt Gallery bring you 'Sprung' an exhibition celebrating growth, renewal and fresh spring colours. Normal garden admission applies. Booking not required.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Chelmsford Art Society

  • 8 — 10 August 2014

Enjoy a collection of works by Society members. All items available to purchase. Normal garden admission applies. Booking not required.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Association of Essex Photographers Exhibition

  • 16 — 25 August 2014

Browse and buy a wonderful selection of framed photographs depicting landscapes, flora, fauna and still life. Representatives from the group will be on hand throughout the exhibition to answer any questions you may have. Normal garden admission applies. Booking not required.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Contemporary Craft & Design Fair

  • 22 — 25 August 2014

Brought to you by Craft in Focus, all exhibitors have been specially selected for their individuality and innovation in contemporary design, as well as outstanding technical ability. Anyone seeking something unusual and original and produced by an individual business that has a real passion for the work they create, will not be disappointed. Normal garden admission applies. Booking not required. Exhibitor Enquiries - for application information, send your name and address and type of craft to: info@craftinfocus.com

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Textiles in the Garden - a Textile Exhibition by Chelmsford

  • 1 — 14 September 2014

An exciting and colourful exhibition of textile art by 'Chelmsford '93' using a wide range of traditional and contemporary textile techniques. There will also be a range of items for sale. Normal garden admission applies. Booking not required.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Handmade Christmas Cards

  • 15 November 2014 11am-2pm

Create your own greeting cards using textured papers, paints and simple printing tools. Skills learnt at this workshop can easily be recreated for both Christmas and birthday cards. All materials included in the price.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Easter Family Garden Trail

  • 5 — 21 April 2014 *on now

What parts of the Garden will you explore hunting for clues? Just follow the easy instructions, work out the puzzle and claim yourself a tasty treat. Normal garden admission applies. Booking not required.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

National Chrysanthemum Society Weekend

  • 19 — 20 April 2014 10am-4pm

Join members of the Southern Group for talks, slideshows and plant sales. Normal garden admission applies. Booking not required.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Spring Propagation

  • 24 April 2014 11am-1:30pm

Master the techniques of propagation and you will be rewarded with new plants for free. We will show you how to take cuttings and sow seed, so that your garden will be bountiful come summer.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Spring Plant Fair Weekend

  • 26 — 27 April 2014 10am-4pm

Organised by 'Plant Heritage' this relaxed and informal table-top plant fair gives you the opportunity to stock up on plants for the season ahead. A must for garden lovers of all ages. Normal garden admission applies. Booking not required.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Perfect Perennials

  • 30 April 2014 11am-1:30pm

Learn the secrets of feeding, dividing, splitting and staking perennials so that your garden looks great for summer.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Watercolours with John Harrison

  • 1 May 2014 11am-12:30pm

Local Essex artist John Harrison is renowned for his fine detail watercolours. This workshop will show you all the tips, tricks and techniques on how to paint using watercolours.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Little Acorns Pre-School Gardening Club

  • 7 May 2014 10:30am-12pm

Encourage your little ones to become budding gardeners! This fun and informal club will provide a wealth of ideas to help stimulate an interest in gardening. Normal garden admission applies, plus additional cash payment of £2 per child.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

What Now - Your Garden in May & June

  • 10 May 2014 11am-1pm

If you're unsure what you should be doing when, then let our experts guide you. This workshop covers coping with weeds, lawn care, bedding, feeding, pests and diseases.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Papermaking for Textiles

  • 16 May 2014 10:15am-4:15pm

For students who like working with textiles and paper, and who are looking for new ways to expand their palette. We will recycle all sorts of cloth - which come from plants - to make strong, colourful and original papers. This course is intensive, fun, and creative
join us and learn how to turn rags into riches. Please feel free to bring your own food and drink with you.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Creative Containers

  • 23 May 2014 11am-1:30pm

This practical hands-on workshop will offer you some inspiring ideas for creating colourful containers. Bring your own pot (approx. 35cm diameter) and we'll provide the plants and compost.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Children's Half Term Fun - Let's Go Native!

  • 27 — 30 May 2014

Are you ready to Go Native this half term? There are all sorts of fun activities on offer focusing on native insects, bugs and animals. Make earth dumplings, bug hotels insect hats and egg box ants. You can also explore the garden with a native tree spotter trail. Normal garden admission applies, plus additional cash payment of £2 per child. Booking not required.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Little Acorns Pre-School Gardening Club

  • 4 June 2014 10:30am-12pm

Encourage your little ones to become budding gardeners! This fun and informal club will provide a wealth of ideas to help stimulate an interest in gardening. Normal garden admission applies, plus additional cash payment of £2 per child.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Grow Your Own - Summer

  • 5 June 2014 11am-1:30pm

The second of three seasonal GYO workshops which covers harvesting, pests & diseases, staking, summer pruning, watering and feeding.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Real Ale & Cider Weekend

  • 7 — 8 June 2014 10am-5pm

Sample a range of local ales and ciders, as well as other plant based drinks and treat yourself to some tasty foods. Enjoy music and Morris dancing as well. Normal garden admission applies. Booking not required.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Summer Rose Walk

  • 11 June 2014 11am-1pm

Roses are one of the nation's most beautiful and prised flowers and you can enjoy their wonderful fragrance and blooms on a guided tour of the garden. A must for rose lovers.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Vintage Flower Arrangements

  • 14 June 2014 11am-4pm

Come and create a unique floral arrangement in a vintage tea-cup or a nostalgic tin. Learn, step by step how to form an arrangement of beautiful fresh flowers in a simple yet effective way. All materials included in the price.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Gardening for Wildlife

  • 18 June 2014 11am-1pm

Discover how to encourage more insects, birds and mammals into your garden by providing attractive habitats and safe havens.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Summer Solstice

  • 21 June 2014 9am-9pm

The summer solstice heralds the beginning of summer and we are celebrating by extending our opening hours. Join us from 9am for breakfast and take the opportunity to enjoy an early morning stroll and maybe a snap a few photos. At the end of the day why not spoil youself with a special solstice supper. Normal garden admission applies.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Creating a Dry Garden

  • 26 June 2014 11am-1pm

Learn everything you need to know about dry gardens, from creating and selecting suitable plants, to maintenance and aftercare. The event will include a comprehensive guided tour of the Hyde Hall Dry Garden.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Garden Party

  • 28 — 29 June 2014 10am-5pm

Gather friends and family for a celebration of the great British summer! Enjoy a mixture of music, dancing, garden advice, local produce, cream teas and a range of kid's favourites including storytelling, race tracks and lots more. Normal garden admission applies. Booking not required.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Family Watercolour Sessions with John Harrison

  • 28 — 29 June 2014 11:30am-4:30pm

Local Essex artist John Harrison is renowned for his fine detail watercolours. This family friendly workshop will show you all the tips, tricks and techniques on how to get your children using and enjoying watercolours.

Admission

Family group price is based on two adults and two children

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Little Acorns Pre-School Gardening Club

  • 2 July 2014 10:30am-12pm

Encourage your little ones to become budding gardeners! This fun and informal club will provide a wealth of ideas to help stimulate an interest in gardening. Normal garden admission applies, plus additional cash payment of £2 per child.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Late Night Opening (exclusive to RHS members)

  • 3 July 2014 10am-9pm

Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the garden on a summer's evening. You can also enjoy 20% off shop purchases. Normal garden admission applies. Booking not required.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Summer Hat Box

  • 4 July 2014 11am-2pm

Join Sue Rogers for a session on how to create a stunning summer floral arrangement in a hat box. All materials included in the price.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Jazz Evening

  • 5 July 2014 7-10pm

Spend an evening listening to the distinctive sound of traditional jazz music in the inspirational setting of the garden. Bring your own picnic and please come prepared for all weathers.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Late Night Opening (exclusive to RHS members)

  • 10 July 2014 10am-9pm

Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the garden on a summer's evening. You can also enjoy 20% off shop purchases. Normal garden admission applies. Booking not required.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

What Now - Your Garden in July & August

  • 12 July 2014 11am-12:30pm

If you're unsure what you should be doing when, then let our experts guide you. This workshop covers watering, dead-heading, tender perennials and summer pruning.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Linking Landscapes Summer Walk

  • 13 July 2014 10am-3pm

A guided walk between the Essex Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre at Hanningfield and Hyde Hall. Meeting at the reservoir you will be taken up to Hyde Hall where you will walk through the garden and then the surrounding landscape and habitats, finishing back at Hanningfield. Bring your own packed lunch. Approx. 5 miles, easy-going. Booking essential on 01268 711 001. Cost £8 per person.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Late Night Opening (exclusive to RHS members)

  • 17 July 2014 10am-9pm

Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the garden on a summer's evening. You can also enjoy 20% off shop purchases. Normal garden admission applies. Booking not required.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Papermaking with Plants

  • 18 July 2014 10:15am-4:15pm

Students learn how to use plant materials to make decorative and colourful papers employing a variety of techniques. Combining plant material from Hyde Hall, along with things from the tutor's garden, we will be making unique papers with petals, leaves, fibres, seeds, perfumes, and dyes. A nice way to take a piece of the RHS home with you. Please feel free to bring your own food and drink with you.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Theatre Evening - The Tempest

  • 19 July 2014 7-9pm

The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons Theatre Company put their own unique - and hilarious - twist on Shakespeare's romantic tale of shipwrecks, sorcerers and silly servants. Expect music, magic and mayhem in the open-air with one of the Bard's best-loved plays! Bring your own picnic and please come prepared for all weathers. Booking essential on 0845 612 1253.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Summer Holiday Family Activities

  • 23 — 25 July 2014

Join us for lots of summer fun. Themed activities vary weekly, so please check the website for further details. There's also the fabulous 'Higgledy Hyde' play tower, garden games and explorer trails to enjoy every day! Normal garden admission applies. Booking not required.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Late Night Opening (exclusive to RHS members)

  • 24 July 2014 — 24 July 2015

Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the garden on a summer's evening. You can also enjoy 20% off shop purchases. Normal garden admission applies. Booking not required.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Summer Holiday Family Activities

  • 28 — 30 July 2014

Join us for lots of summer fun. Themed activities vary weekly, so please check the website for further details. There's also the fabulous 'Higgledy Hyde' play tower, garden games and explorer trails to enjoy every day! Normal garden admission applies. Booking not required.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Flower Show Breakfast (exclusive to RHS Members)

  • 31 July — 1 August 2014

Make your visit to the Flower Show extra special! With premium parking, a guided garden tour and a full English breakfast you can start the flower show off in style. You also have the added advantage of early bird entry to the show, so time to pick up something special before anyone else does. Booking essential on 0845 612 1253. Cost: to be confirmed. Please let us know of any special dietary requirements when booking.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Hyde Hall Flower Show

  • 31 July — 3 August 2014

This four-day flagship event gives you the chance to combine a visit to this inspirational Essex garden along with the opportunity to buy a fantastic range of plants, garden sundries and ornaments. All exhibiting nurseries will have floral displays to excite and inspire you. Normal garden admission applies. Booking not required.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Summer Holiday Family Activities

  • 5 — 8 August 2014

Join us for lots of summer fun. Themed activities vary weekly, so please check the website for further details. There's also the fabulous 'Higgledy Hyde' play tower, garden games and explorer trails to enjoy every day! Normal garden admission applies. Booking not required.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Gardening with Bats in Mind

  • 8 August 2014 6-9pm

Starting with a one-hour guided tour of the Hyde Hall hilltop garden, we'll show you a range of bat friendly plants and discuss ways to encourage these lovely creatures into your garden. We then head off to the Essex Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre at Hanningfield Reservoir for refreshments and the opportunity to watch the bats emerging from their roost.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Summer Holiday Family Activities Week 4

  • 12 — 15 August 2014

Join us for lots of summer fun. Themed activities vary weekly, so please check the website for further details. There's also the fabulous 'Higgledy Hyde' play tower, garden games and explorer trails to enjoy every day! Normal garden admission applies. Booking not required.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Summer Holiday Family Activities Week 5

  • 19 — 22 August 2014

Join us for lots of summer fun. Themed activities vary weekly, so please check the website for further details. There's also the fabulous 'Higgledy Hyde' play tower, garden games and explorer trails to enjoy every day! Normal garden admission applies. Booking not required.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Summer Holiday Family Activities Week 6

  • 26 — 29 August 2014

Join us for lots of summer fun. Themed activities vary weekly, so please check the website for further details. There's also the fabulous 'Higgledy Hyde' play tower, garden games and explorer trails to enjoy every day! Normal garden admission applies. Booking not required.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Summer Propagation

  • 29 August 2014 11am-1:30pm

Understand the principles of basic propagation and make new plants from old. We'll show you how to take both hard and semi-ripe cuttings as well as layering, division and seed sowing.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Little Acorns Pre-School Gardening Club

  • 3 September 2014 10:30am-12pm

Encourage your little ones to become budding gardeners! This fun and informal club will provide a wealth of ideas to help stimulate an interest in gardening. Normal garden admission applies, plus additional cash payment of £2 per child.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

What Now - Your Garden in September & October

  • 13 September 2014 11am-1pm

If you're unsure what you should be doing when, then let our experts guide you. This workshop covers dividing and planting perennials, bulbs, protecting tender plants and cutting back.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Lawn Care Question Time

  • 17 September 2014 11am-12:30pm

The lush green lawns at Hyde Hall are much admired and this is your opportunity to quiz our experts on how to get your lawn back into shape.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Watercolours with John Harrison

  • 18 September 2014 11am-12:30pm

Local Essex artist John Harrison is renowned for his fine detail watercolours. This workshop will show you all the tips, tricks and techniques on how to paint using watercolours.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Autumn Plant Fair Weekend

  • 20 — 21 September 2014 10am-4pm

Autumn is the best time for planting and this event provides the perfect opportunity to stock up on a great range of plants. Organised by 'Plant Heritage' this relaxed and informal table-top fair is a perfect day out for garden lovers. Normal garden admission applies. Booking not required.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Autumn Bulb Planting

  • 26 September 2014 11am-1pm

If you want to fill your garden with colour next spring then now is the time to start buying and planting bulbs, be it for open ground or containers.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Chilli Pepper Weekend

  • 27 — 28 September 2014 10am-4pm

A great day out for plant enthusiasts, food lovers and those brave to try a chilli or two! With colourful plant displays, food stalls, growing advice and a tasting table, it promises to be a true feast for your senses. Normal garden admission applies. Booking not required.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Little Acorns Pre-School Gardening Club

  • 1 October 2014 10:30am-12pm

Encourage your little ones to become budding gardeners! This fun and informal club will provide a wealth of ideas to help stimulate an interest in gardening. Normal garden admission applies, plus additional cash payment of £2 per child.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Folk Art Fabric Pictures

  • 4 October 2014 11am-2pm

Learn to make a Folk Art picture from recycled fabrics and vintage buttons and beads. Working on a home and garden theme, come and enjoy this relaxing workshop and make a unique, creative fabric picture. All materials included in the price.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Grow Your Own - Autumn

  • 8 October 2014 11am-1pm

The last of three seasonal GYO workshops which covers getting ready for next year, planting plans, composting, and wormeries.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Grow Your Own - Autumn

  • 8 October 2014 11am-1pm

The last of three seasonal GYO workshops which covers getting ready for next year, planting plans, composting, and wormeries.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Autumn Festival

  • 18 — 19 October 2014 10am-4pm

Celebrate everything that is autumn - colourful displays of fruit and veg, local produce and traditional country crafts, including apple pressing and juicing. Children can enjoy a mini farm and take part in the longest apple peel competition. Normal garden admission applies. Booking not required.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Autumn Harvest Arrangement

  • 23 October 2014 11am-2pm

Join Sue Rogers for a session on how to create a rich floral display for autumn. All materials included in the price.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Children's Pumpkin Carving

  • 25 October 2014 10am-3pm

Time to get creative and carve a fun design or scary face on a pumpkin! Come in fancy dress and receive a tasty treat as well. Pumpkins available for sale at the garden (while stocks last). Normal garden admission applies. Booking not required.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Children's Half Term Fun - Repulsive Plants & Frightening Fo

  • 28 — 31 October 2014

Time for some spooky fun making slime and cabbage water, scary flowers and veg heads! Normal garden admission applies, plus additional cash payment of £2 per child.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Best of British Puddings Month

  • 3 November 2014 12-2:30pm

Enjoy a home cooked two-course meal in the Barn Restaurant for just £7.95 per person and you can indulge in a traditional dessert to round off you meal. Favourites such as Jam Sponge, Bakewell Tart, and Apple Pie are just a few of the specials to tempt your taste buds. Offer applies Monday-Friday only. Normal garden admission applies. Booking not required.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Little Acorns Pre-School Gardening Club

  • 5 November 2014 10:30am-12pm

Encourage your little ones to become budding gardeners! This fun and informal club will provide a wealth of ideas to help stimulate an interest in gardening. Normal garden admission applies, plus additional cash payment of £2 per child

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

FREE Day Friday

  • 7 November 2014 10am-4pm

Enjoy the rich autumn tones of the garden for free. If you're already a member, then bring your friends and share the benefits of RHS membership. FREE admission.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Rose Pruning - Climbers & Ramblers

  • 7 November 2014 11am-1pm

Discover the winter pruning techniques for all types of climbers and ramblers to aid successful growing. Workshop repeated on 12 November.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Rose Pruning - Climbers & Ramblers

  • 12 November 2014 11am-12:30pm

Discover the winter pruning techniques for all types of climbers and ramblers to aid successful growing.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Essex Craft & Design Show

  • 22 — 23 November 2014 10am-3pm

This well established and high quality show includes a wide range of exhibiting craft/designer makers and artists, some of whom will also be demonstrating during the weekend. All of the exhibitors are UK-based and create their own work. The variety and wealth of this home grown talent means that you will not only have the ideal opportunity to buy a piece of original art or craft, but also to meet the artist who created the work. Normal garden admission applies. Booking not required. Stallholder enquiries to: info@beachhutevents.co.uk

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Compost Making

  • 26 November 2014 11am-1pm

Making your own compost is great fun and it's really good for your garden. We'll show you what ingredients you need as well as suitable containers and then you sit back and let nature do the rest.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Christmas Sale (Visitor Centre)

  • 26 November — 26 December 2014

Christmas Sale (Visitor Centre) Friday 26 December, 9.30am - 4pm Don't miss the start of the sale where you'll find a range of items at unbelievable prices. FREE admission to Visitor Centre.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Little Acorns Pre-School Gardening Club

  • 3 December 2014 10:30am-12pm

Encourage your little ones to become budding gardeners! This fun and informal club will provide a wealth of ideas to help stimulate an interest in gardening. Normal garden admission applies, plus additional cash payment of £2 per child

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Children's Magic of Christmas

  • 6 — 7 December 2014 10am-3pm

Our fun art & craft workshops are a great way for children to experience the magic of the festive season. A great day out for the whole family and once you've made a few decorations you can relax by listening to Christmas stories. Come in fancy dress and you'll receive a tasty treat to take home. Normal garden admission applies, plus additional cash payment of £2 per child.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Vintage Christmas Wreath

  • 13 December 2014 11am-2pm

Add a touch of nostalgia to your front door this Christmas! A step-by-step guide of how to construct and create your very own festive wreath using a range of natural and decorative accessories. All materials included in the price.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Christmas Table Decorations

  • 17 December 2014 11am-2pm

Join Sue Rogers for a session on how to create a seasonal arrangement for the festive table. All materials included in the price.

Website

http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/Gardens/hydehall/index.htm

Getting there

Hyde Hall is conveniently located just 20 minutes from the centre of Chelmsford and is signed from the A130 (southbound).

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). Or leave the A12 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.

Car parking is free.

If you are using Sat Nav enter CM3 8RA.

Closest stations are Chelmsford (about 12km/8 miles), Wickford (about 8km/5 miles) and Rayleigh (about 12km/7.5 miles). Taxis and/or buses will connect you to Hyde Hall. For further information contact National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.

You can also use bus service no. 3 (339kB pdf) (Southend to Writtle) which will drop you at the garden.

To help plan your journey via public transport we suggest you use Traveline and enter the destination as Rettendon, Hyde Hall (stop).

If you can produce a valid train/bus ticket on the day of your visit you will be given a discount on your admission fee.

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