A record number of people are visiting and enjoying the Royal Horticultural Society’s gardens at Hyde Hall in Chelmsford, Essex. Thanks to a winning combination of sunshine, unmissable flower shows and special events, RHS Garden Hyde Hall has attracted a staggering 41% increase in visitor numbers during the past two years. No wonder this Chelmsford oasis is consistently featured in those ‘Best UK Gardens To Visit’ guides published by the likes of The Independent and Daily Express newspapers.
“It’s been a cracking year with a warm sunny spring, great events and of course the beautiful gardens themselves helping attract the record breaking number of visitors we have seen,” says Sue Biggs, director general of the RHS. “I’d like to thank everyone who works on our breathtaking horticulture, diverse events programme, garden-inspired catering and fantastic shops and plant centres. It is the hard work, passion and dedication of this team of people that makes a day out at an RHS Garden such an unforgettable experience and has helped us to have our busiest year ever.”
5 Reasons To Visit RHS Garden Hyde Hall
- There’s always something exciting going on at Hyde Hall – from woodland walks and gardening workshops to art exhibitions and fun activities for kids.
- Essex Plant Heritage’s Spring Fair at Hyde Hall is the perfect place to pick up your flowers and plants for the season ahead.
- Jazz on a Summer Evening, organised by the Rotary Club of Wickford, is a special event due this summer. Bring your own picnic for an evening of inspirational jazz in the beautiful surroundings of the gardens.
- Members of the Royal Horticultural Society can enjoy free family days out at Hyde Hall and other RHS gardens.
- RHS Garden Hyde Hall is open all year except Christmas Day.
Stunning views of the local Essex countryside from the Dry Garden at Hyde Hall.
Oak and cherry trees around the garden’s lake.
This gazebo offers a comfortable view across Clover Hill and Millennium Avenue.
Picturesque autumn woodland at RHS Hyde Hall.
Enjoy the Delphinium Dusky Maidens Group while sitting on this wood bench in the Cottage Garden.
A frosty winter’s day at RHS Hyde Hall Garden.
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