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RHS Garden Hyde Hall

Hyde Hall Creephedge Lane | Rettendon, Chelmsford CM3 8ET, England
+44 1245 400256
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A bit pricey for what was there

We visited Hyde Hall Gardens today with our 3 year old and 7 year old. Entrance was a little pricey... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Claire O
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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Nice winter walk in garden landscape with structure and colour

First visit for us, on a sunny cold-ish February day. Nice setting for a winter walk and a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lilacwheaty
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hyde Hall Creephedge Lane | Rettendon, Chelmsford CM3 8ET, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Hyde Hall Gardens today with our 3 year old and 7 year old. Entrance was a little pricey for what was actually there and as it was a cold day so didn’t really want to spend too long there. The children enjoyed the...More

Thank Claire O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First visit for us, on a sunny cold-ish February day. Nice setting for a winter walk and a surprising amount of structure and planting to see for the time of year, We really loved the dogwood colours and the way they had been all tied...More

Thank Lilacwheaty
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoy our annual membership and visit throughout the year. Great coffee shop serving cakes and light lunches after an hour or so walking around the gardens.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely garden with good facilities and plenty to see. There is transport up the hill if you have trouble walking. The main garden is at the top but there are toilet and eating facilities. The roses are fabulous in the summer. Lovely views and...More

Thank 555Annie
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped into the restaurant and shop today. Very nice coffee with lots of cakes on offer. Their cheese scones are delicious. The shop has good selection of gift items which are of good quality but very expensive.

Thank jenquy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here to get some nice photographs on a cold bright sunny day in January. Lots to see even in January, lots of places to walk around.

Thank mikefogg
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I often visit Hyde Hall both to buy plants and to take my 3 year old grandson to walk and play in the grounds. Beautiful setting but with something for all ages. Great special days out all through the year.

Thank Val C
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

A Good place to go for half a day . Food is Excellent in the Cafe and Restaurant. Gift shop is really nice with a good selection of books and garden plants and tools and many other items for gifts for family and friends ....More

Thank sam m
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

This is a review of the Barn Restaurant at Hyde Hall RHS garden, NOT the garden itself or any other on site restaurant. We've eaten lunch or coffee/snacks a few times at the Barn restaurant, and it's always been great. We decided to try Christmas...More

Thank Stu151
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

We were comparing similar venues from our trips abroad, where we ate sumptuous lunches, with even table service. Unfortunately this is more like motorway services, albeit in a superb building and much better staff. The service is slow and the menu very poor for anything...More

Thank Stevethearchitect
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hydehall, Public Relations Manager at RHS Garden Hyde Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Hi Steve, many thanks for the feedback. Would we be right to think you may have visited on Boxing day? if so, our only catering outlet open that day was the Clover Cafe. Our main restaurant was closed. The cafe provides a relaxed, casual dining...More

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Daniel B
14 August 2017|
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Response from hydehall | Property representative |
Daniel, the craft fair is free with normal garden admission, so that's £11.00 for adults and £5.50 for children.
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Costabella224
9 February 2015|
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Response from hydehall | Property representative |
2015 admission prices are: Adults £8.95, Children (5-16) £4.50, Family ticket (2+2) £22.80.
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