Plan your visit to Hyde Hall

Contact us & address

Our Address

RHS Garden Hyde Hall
Creephedge Lane
Sat Nav: CM3 8ET


Contact us

Visitor information

01245 402019 (9.30am–4pm)

Please use this number if you require information about visiting the garden. For all other enquiries, please call the main switchboard.

Main switchboard – 01245 400256

Hyde Hall Garden Centre – 01245 402113

General email – [email protected]

Opening times

Garden opening times

Pre-booking is available for both members and non-members, if you would prefer to book your garden visit in advance. Book your garden visit >

November – February (closed Christmas Day)
Monday – Sunday :
10am – 4pm (Last entry to garden 3pm)

March – October
Monday – Sunday: 10am – 6pm (Last entry to garden 5pm)

Garden Centre opening times

November – February (closed Christmas Day)
Monday – Saturday : 9.30am – 4.30pm
Sunday 10am – 4pm (browsing from 9.30am)

March – October
Monday – Saturday: 9.30am – 6pm
Sunday (closed Easter Sunday): 11am – 5pm (browsing from 10.30am)


Admission prices

RHS Members and guests (1 adult guest or up to 2 children) Free Free
Adults £17.45* incl Gift Aid £15.85 excl Gift Aid
Children 5–16 years £8.75* incl Gift Aid £7.95 excl Gift Aid
Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £41.95* incl Gift Aid £38.10 excl Gift Aid
Additional child (Family ticket) £7.95* incl Gift Aid £7.20 excl Gift Aid
Car-free travel offer adult (bus, cycle, on foot)** £12.25* incl Gift Aid £11.10 excl Gift Aid
Car-free travel offer child (bus, cycle, on foot)** £6.15* incl Gift Aid £5.55 excl Gift Aid
Universal Credit, Pension Credit and ESA*** £1 £1

* The RHS relies upon the generosity of its visitors to fund its charitable work. The prices marked * above include an additional 10% donation towards our charitable work, and enable us to claim Gift Aid on your admission. For more information on Gift Aid, please contact a member of our Visitor Services team.

** Proof of car-free travel will need to be provided upon entering the garden.

***Visitors in receipt of Universal or Pension Credit or Employment and Support Allowance, and up to 5 other people in their party, can visit the garden for £1. Please present proof of your Universal or Pension Credit or ESA on arrival.

One carer or companion is admitted free of charge per wheelchair user, visually impaired visitor or another person whose disability necessitates a carer.

Please note: Garden admission is subject to the RHS Garden admission terms and conditions >

Dogs not allowed in garden

For the safety of all our visitors, no dogs are not allowed in the garden, carparks or wider estate, with the exception of assistance/support dogs (with identification).

Food & drink

Food & drink

Gardeners Rest Restaurant

Opening times:
Nov - Feb 
Weekdays 10.30am - 2.45pm (last service).  Food served 11.30am - 2.15pm
Weekends 10.30am - 2.45pm (last service).  Food served 11.30am - 2.30pm

Mar - Oct, daily, 10am–4.45pm (last service), food served from 11.30am–3pm

Clover Café

Opening times:
Nov - Feb
Weekdays 9.30am - 3.15 pm (last service). Food served 11.30am - 2.15pm
Weekends 9.30am - 3.15pm (last service).  Food served 11.30am - 2.30pm

Mar - Oct, daily, 9.30am–5.15pm (last service), food served from 9.30am–3pm


Garden Centre

Pop in and browse curated collections of houseplants, unique plants and shrubs, gardening tools and accessories, and our eclectic selection of gifts and homewares.

Opening times
November – February (closed Christmas Day)
Monday – Saturday : 9.30am – 4.30pm
Sunday 10am – 4pm (browsing from 9.30am)

March – October
Monday – Saturday: 9.30am – 6pm
Sunday (closed Easter Sunday): 11am – 5pm (browsing from 10.30am)

Getting here

Getting to the garden

There are many ways to reach RHS Garden Hyde Hall, and car-free visitors receive a 30% discount on garden entry when travelling to the garden by public transport (bus and train), bike or on foot.
Plan your journey using our helpful information on how to get to RHS Garden Hyde Hall.

Group visits

Group visits

Located in the Essex countryside, just outside Chelmsford, RHS Garden Hyde Hall is a peaceful garden with wide-open skies and far-reaching views making it a favourite spot for groups to visit.

Pre-book a group visit:


Accessibility at the garden

We want to give as many people as possible the opportunity to enjoy Hyde Hall. For a complete guide on what to expect before you arrive, when you arrive and during your visit, please see our detailed guide.

See accessibility information for our other RHS Gardens.


Visitor information on safety at the garden:
  • Please take care around water in the garden
  • Be aware that garden vehicles may be moving around
  • Sometimes the tracks and paths can be muddy, steep and uneven – please wear suitable footwear and take care
Help us to ensure you enjoy your visit with this simple SAFE guide:
  • Spend your time safely with us
  • Advise us of any emergencies or concerns
  • Follow any instructions
  • Enjoy your visit

Useful information

Smoking policy

For the health & welfare of our visitors, we operate a no-smoking policy, inclusive of e-cigarettes, in or near certain areas of the garden, including: dining or food outlets, eating areas or terraces, picnic areas, covered spaces or buildings and the children’s play area. This may extend to other areas of the garden in periods of very dry weather.

Guides and maps

See our garden map with details on wheelchair accessible routes, toilets and other facilities.

Drone usage

We are concerned that the use of drones may introduce risks of injury to our staff or visitors, damage to our property, plants or local wildlife, or breaches of data protection laws. Personal drone usage is therefore prohibited at RHS Gardens. Commercial drone usage is also prohibited, save where occasionally commercial drone operators with suitable training and licences from the Civil Aviation Authority are allowed by the RHS to operate drones in an RHS Garden only where express permission has been provided to the drone operator in writing by the Head of RHS Garden Hyde Hall.

Dogs in the garden

No dogs allowed anywhere on site (including the car park and Hyde Hall estate).
Registered support dogs welcome in all areas.

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.