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The Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt - 5 - 21 April

Lindt Bunny artwork

For some magical family moments this Easter, hop through the gardens at Hyde Hall on the trail of the Lindt Gold Bunny, following clues to lead you to a delicious Lindt treat for the hoppy-est Easter ever!

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National Gardening Week - 14 - 20 April

Member with RHS advisorJoin us as we celebrate National Gardening Week - the country's biggest celebration of gardening - with inspiring events for everyone. More about National Gardening Week

Easter family activities - 14 - 17 April

Candy eggsGet active this Easter and go scavenging for a range of natural materials that you can then turn into woodland creatures and a garden collage. View event details

National Chrysanthemum Society weekend
19 - 20 April

Chrysanthemum Perrys PeachJoin members of the Southern Group for talks, slideshows and plant sales. View event details


Spring propagation - 24 April

Planting cuttingsMaster the techniques of propagation and you will be rewarded with new plants for free. We will show you how to take cuttings and sow seed, so that your garden will be bountiful come summer. View event details

Spring Plant Fair - 26 - 27 April 

Buying plantsStock up on quality plants, inspiration and advice at this popular Plant Heritage fair. View event details

Full exhibitor list for this year's fair (253kB pdf)

Flower arranging evening - 29 April

Flower arrangingJoin Sue Rogers as she demonstrates how you can create your own stunning wedding flowers. You can also enjoy 20% off purchases in the shop. View event details

Perfect perennials - 30 April

Dividing perennialsLearn the secrets of feeding, dividing, splitting and staking perennials so that your garden looks great for summer. View event details


Watercolours with John Harrison - 1 May

PaintingLocal Essex artist John Harrison is renowned for his finely detail watercolours. This workshop will show you all the tips, tricks and techniques on how to paint using watercolours. View event details

Essex Craft & Design Show - 3 - 5 May

Sculptor at Craft and Design FairDon't miss this well established and high quality show, featuring a wide range of exhibiting craft/designer makers and artists; some of them demonstrating during the weekend.

This is a perfect opportunity to buy a piece of original art or craft and meet the artist who created the work. View event details


Little Acorns pre-school gardening club - 7 May

Child picking beansJoin us for fun hands-on gardening and art & craft activities for little ones. View event details


What now: Your garden in May & June - 10 May

Feeding plantsIf you’re unsure what you should be doing when, then let our experts guide you. This workshop covers coping with weeds, lawn care, bedding, feeding, pests and diseases. View event details

‘Sprung’ – a sculpture exhibition by the Sculpt Gallery
10 – 26 May

Sculpture by Hugh ChapmanLocally-based Sculpt Gallery brings you ‘Sprung’, an exhibition celebrating growth, renewal and fresh spring colours. View event details


Members’ evenings - 3, 10, 17 & 24 July

The Dry Garden in summerHyde Hall in the evening is a wonderfully romantic setting, so take the opportunity to enjoy a long summer evening, drinking in the delicious scents of the evening air. While you’re here, pop into our shop and save 20% on purchases made during the evening. The garden will be open until 9pm - no need to pre-book.


Plant of the month

Plant of the month

Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Lanarth' has tiered, horizontal branches covered in showy heads of large white flowers. Admire it in the Hilltop Garden and alongside the Shrub Rose Border.

View our slideshow of what's looking good in the garden this month.

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2014 Flower Show & fairs

Gladioli and dahlias

Key dates for your 2014 diary:

  • Spring Plant Fair: 26-27 April
  • Hyde Hall Flower Show: 31 Jul – 3 Aug
  • Autumn Plant Fair: 20-21 Sept

Birthday for Britain in Bloom

Bangor Britain in Bloom group

Britain in Bloom is celebrating its 50th birthday this year. Find out more about Britain in Bloom - one of Europe's largest horticultural campaigns.

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