Due to essential road works by Essex & Suffolk Water, the north-end of Creephedge Lane (near East Hanningfield) will be closed from Monday 24 June – Friday 26 July 2019 – please follow the diversion signs. The garden is open as usual.

The Magic of Christmas 8-10 December

Special Event

RHS Garden Hyde Hall, CM3 8ET

RHS Garden Hyde Hall, CM3 8ET


RHS Hyde Hall
Creephedge Lane Rettendon Common


RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Chelmsford, Essex


  • Member

    Free entry, plus £6 per child to meet Santa

  • Non-member

    Normal garden admission applies, plus £6 per child to meet Santa

  • Please note Saturday and Sunday are fully booked.
    Santa sessions are £6 per child and include arts and crafts. Please call the central booking line on 020 3176 5830 to book. 


  • Event times

    10am - 4pm

  • Subject

    Special Event

Celebrate the magical festive season with us here at Hyde Hall. Be enchanted by a wonderful Christmas story, get creative and make your very own decorations, and you can even meet Santa and his elf!

New for this year we also have an incredible pop up planetarium where children can see images of the planets and stars, and learn all about our winter skies. Please note that booking is essential for the Santa sessions. Please call the booking line for further details and session times.

Get involved

We're a UK charity established to share the best in gardening. We want to enrich everyone's life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.