RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Chelmsford
Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Make the information center your first stop at RHS Garden Hyde Hall and grab an “I-spy” spotter sheet and follow themed trails around the garden. Indoor and outdoor activities, such as the preschool gardening and craft club, will entertain kids, and conditions are usually ideal for kite flying. Get hands-on with bulb and seed planting, scavenger hunts, and wild honey and apple tasting. Bring your own snacks to enjoy in the picnic area or garden, choose from a variety of cooked meals at the restaurant, or on warmer days enjoy the sheltered tea garden. Work out when and for how long to visit RHS Garden Hyde Hall and other Chelmsford attractions using our handy Chelmsford itinerary maker.
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Hyde Hall is one of my favourite gardens to visit, the lovely gardens are always well looked after, and in summer when I usually visit are so colourful, I love them! The Flower show has always been gr... read more »
The gardens are lovely at any time of the year, although, as you would expect, October is not the most colourful time of year. The café was, however, very disappointing as despite a lot of staff being... read more »
A great asset to have in the heart of Essex. Hyde Hall has beautiful grounds and they are constantly working to change/improve them. It doesn't matter what time of year you visit there is always somet... read more »
I love Hyde hall so many gorgues plants l could walk around all day .makes agreat day out .and come home with lovely plants
RHS Hyde Hall is just wonderful. Get an annual RHS membership - it's worth the little extra, as it'll get you a year's free entry if you're local. It's such a wonderful, peaceful and beautiful set of gardens that it's well worth it. I've definitely made use of my visits and spent many hours enjoying and being inspired by the beautiful gardens and varied planting. In terms of facilities, there's a couple of restaurants/cafes on site - and like all "tourist attraction" food places, they're pricey for what they are, but the food is good. It's a gorgeous place to visit if you love gardens, and the garden centre has a huge selection of plants if you fancy taking something home. They also hold regular events, craft fairs and live shows - those of which I've managed to attend have been excellent. All in all, a great place to visit. Living in Chelmsford, it's close enough to just pop out to for a few hours relaxing in a peaceful garden. And now, for a cheesy quote about gardens: "How fair is a garden amid the trials and passions of existence." -Benjamin Disraeli He's right, though.
Lovely Gardens, shame its expensive for non RHS members.
Beautiful grounds with lots of space for kids to run around.
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