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Hyde Hall Reading Room

Our Reading Room at Hyde Hall welcomes all garden visitors, and aims to inform and inspire everyone with an interest in gardening.

Located in the old farmhouse at Hyde Hall we have all the latest books on practical gardening, garden design, botanical art, garden history, wildlife gardening, plant hunting and much more.

We also keep a good selection of the major gardening magazines and a collection containing more than 1,000 books and 40 current gardening magazines for your reference.


Contact details

Contact the enquiry team at Hyde Hall with library enquiries.

  • Address: Reading Room, RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 8ET
  • Tel; 01245 400256
  • Email: library.hydehall@rhs.org.uk

Opening hours are variable. Please ring the garden before you visit.


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