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From its iconic Dry Garden to exciting new features, our Essex garden goes from strength to strength. From its iconic Dry Garden to exciting new features, our Essex garden goes from strength to strength.
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.
Winter closure: 11am-3pm every day where possible, except Christmas Day. Please ring the garden before your visit to check the Reading Room is open.
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
Opening hours: Opening hours are variable. Please ring the garden before you visit.
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