RHS Garden Hyde Hall is a horticultural gem in the heart of Essex with the rolling hills as a backdrop. The 360-acre estate is constantly evolving – major strategic investment over the next couple of years will see the installation of a new winter garden, global growth vegetable garden, big sky meadow, a state-of-the-art learning centre, and a redesigned visitor centre. Hyde Hall comprises numerous garden areas, but it is famed for its iconic dry garden – a Mediterranean-style outcrop that showcases drought-tolerant plants and is home to more than 400 different species.

  • Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford CM3 8RA
  • Distance: 8.25 mile drive (17 min) from the County Hotel
  • Open: Mar-Oct Mon-Sun 10:00-18:00; Nov-Feb Mon-Sun 10:00-16:00
  • Royal Horticultural Society website: https://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/hyde-hall/

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