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

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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.

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.

Late Night Opening (exclusive to RHS members)

  • 24 July 2014 — 24 July 2015 *on now

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

Little Acorns Pre-School Gardening Club

  • 1 October 2014 10:30am-12pm *on now

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.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children

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

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

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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