Plan your visit to Hyde Hall
Contact us & address
Sat Nav: CM3 8RA
Visiting Hyde Hall
Garden opening times
You no longer have to book tickets in advance to visit the garden. Pre-booking is still available for both members and non-members, if you would prefer to book in advance. Book your garden visit >
Monday – Sunday (closed Christmas Day)
10am – 6pm
Last entry to garden 5pm
Garden Centre opening times
Monday – Saturday (closed Christmas Day)
9.30am – 6pm
Sunday (closed Easter Sunday)
11am – 5pm (browsing from 10.30am)
Our foremost priority is always the health and safety of our members, visitors, staff and volunteers, and we ask that everyone continues to support efforts to reduce the spread of the virus. Additional safety and hygiene measures remain in place, including availability of hand sanitiser for visitors and staff, and enhanced cleaning.
We ask that everyone visiting Hyde Hall please familiarise themselves with the latest Government advice and follow these measures:
- At busy times and in crowded areas, be mindful of the needs of others by making space and considering wearing a face covering if you are able
- Please read the public health messaging displayed around Hyde Hall
- Wash hands more frequently for at least 20 seconds
- Toilets available at the Welcome building and Hilltop garden
- The children’s play area is open
- The Reading Room remains closed
- Additional areas of the garden where gardeners are working may be closed for a short while
To maintain accessibility for all our visitors we have:
- Manual push wheelchairs available on the day
- Two powered mobility scooters are available to hire. Please pre-book by calling 01245 402 019 or enquire on the day for availability
- Accessible toilet facilities available at the entrance and Hilltop
- Full accessibility across the garden, welcome building and garden centre
- Accessibility entrance available on arrival
Please note: If you are feeling unwell or experiencing symptoms associated with Coronavirus (Covid-19) you will not be permitted entry to Hyde Hall.
How to cancel your booking
If you can't make your pre-booked time slot, please try to cancel it so that someone else can enjoy a visit. To cancel your booking, please email [email protected] at least 24 hours in advance and include your booking reference.
|RHS Members and guests (1 adult guest or up to 2 children)||Free||Free|
|Adults||£14.25* incl Gift Aid||£12.95 excl Gift Aid|
|Children 5–16 years||£7.25* incl Gift Aid||£6.55 excl Gift Aid|
|Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children)||£35.25* incl Gift Aid||£32 excl Gift Aid|
|Additional child (Family ticket)||£6.05* incl Gift Aid||£5.50 excl Gift Aid|
|Car-free travel offer (bus, cycle, on foot)**||£9.85* incl Gift Aid||£8.95 excl Gift Aid|
* 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.
One carer or companion is admitted free of charge per wheelchair user, visually impaired visitor or another person whose disability necessitates a carer.
Dogs not allowed in garden
For the safety of all our visitors, dogs are not allowed in the garden, carparks or wider estate, with the exception of registered support dogs.
Car-freeWe welcome car-free visitors to Hyde Hall. When you travel to the garden by bus, cycle or on foot, we offer a car-free travel discount (see admission prices), when you provide proof of visiting car-free.
It's easy to reach us by train, bus, bike and foot. Plan your car-free journey at Good Journey.
By carHyde Hall is conveniently located just 20 minutes from the centre of Chelmsford and is signed from the A130 (southbound).
Sat Nav: CM3 8RA.
From the M25, leave the M25 at junction 29 for A127 (signed Southend). From the A127 exit onto the A132 (signed Wickford/South Woodham Ferrers).
From the A12, leave at junction 17, then at the roundabout take the second exit for the A130 (signed Southend/Basildon).
From the A130, Rettendon Turnpike roundabout follow the tourist attraction flower symbols towards South Woodham Ferrers on the A132. At the Shaw Farm roundabout turn into Willow Grove/Creephedge Lane.
Car parking is free.
By trainThe closest stations are Chelmsford (about 12km/8 miles), Wickford (about 8km/5 miles) and South Woodham Ferrers (about 5km/3 miles). Taxis and/or buses will connect you to Hyde Hall. For times and tickets see the National Rail Enquiries website.
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:
- Call: 0207 821 3170
- Email: [email protected]
SafetyVisitor 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
- Spend your time safely with us
- Advise us of any emergencies or concerns
- Follow any instructions
- Enjoy your visit
Drone usageWe 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 gardenNo dogs allowed anywhere on site (including the car park and Hyde Hall estate).
Registered support dogs welcome in all areas.
Smoking policyFor 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.
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.