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RHS Garden Hyde Hall

RHS Garden Hyde Hall

The Farmhouse
  • VistEngland VAQAS
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Garden, £29.60

VAQAS

Address

Creephedge Lane,
Rettendon,
Chelmsford,
Essex,
CM3 8ET

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Set in the heart of rural Essex, and enjoying stunning panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, RHS Hyde Hall is one of the finest gardens in the east of England. This 360-acre site is a haven of peace and tranquillity, encompassing a diverse mix of garden styles from traditional to modern. Away from the hectic pace of day to day life, and with lots of space to think and breathe you’ll find something to delight and inspire at every turn.

Highlights include the Dry Garden with its fantastic range of drought-resistant plants and the Hilltop Garden with its roses and herbaceous borders. There’s also a Global Growth Vegetable Garden, which showcases vegetables from around the world and a Winter Garden that celebrates the delights of winter with its multitude of radiant stem colours, peeling barks, luminous leaf colours and dazzling berries.

You’ll also find a café, restaurant, shop, plant centre and children’s play area to help you make the most of a day out with family and friends. The garden is open daily from 10am.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Welcome Building with cafe, gift shop, and plant centre. Within the garden itself, you will find a children's play area, picnic areas, garden library, restaurant and learning centre.

Opening details

10:00 to 18:00 (16:00 Nov to Feb)

Prices

See website for full price details.
Minimum price shown is for children aged 4 and under. Maximum price shown is for a family ticket.

Location

Directions

See location of RHS Garden Hyde Hall on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TQ 781995  Lat: 51.67046 Long: 0.57976

By car:
Hyde Hall is conveniently located just 20 minutes from Chelmsford and is signed from the A130 (southbound).

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 left into Willow Grove/Creephedge Lane.

Please be aware that if you are using Sat Nav please enter CM3 8ET via Creephedge Lane.

By Public Transport:
From London Liverpool Street to Chelmsford (about 8miles away) or to Wickford (5 miles away). Taxis are usually available at the station.

Buses - The No.3 service from Southend to Chelmsford stops at the garden.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 8 miles from Chelmsford station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Welcome Building with cafe, gift shop, and plant centre. Within the garden itself, you will find a children's play area, picnic areas, garden library, restaurant and learning centre.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesNut free
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu