Attraction in Chelmsford
From the original six trees on a windswept hilltop to the delightful and imaginatively planted garden of today, Hyde Hall is the result of 40 years of dedication and inspiration.
Donated to the society in 1993, a programme of development and improvement has been put into place, in order that the garden best fulfil its role as a regional centre. Home to the National Plant Collection of Viburnum, the garden has also become well known for its superb collection of roses. Both modern and old fashioned roses are displayed here, together with a large number of climbers and ramblers, many of which are pruned and trained in interesting and unusual styles.
Other recent developments include the colour-themed herbaceous border and new plantings around the lower pond, among which are set a new oak gazebo. The highly acclaimed Dry Garden brings together decorative planting and the wise use of water with informed plant selection, and aims to display plants from a variety of arid areas, all of which are suitable for low rainfall gardens. The Hilltop garden is full of interest throughout the year, from the wide range of naturalised spring bulbs through to the late flowering tender perennials that provide a blaze of colour in autumn, complementing the autumn foliage and fruit of the many trees and shrubs.
Months Open: November February 10am 4pm
March - October 10am - 6pm
Last entry 1 hour before closing
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes
Discount for Groups: Yes - Groups of 10+: £6.90 each
Car Parking: Yes
Admission Price: RHS Member (plus 1 family guest): free
Children (5 - 16): £3.95
Family (2 adults + 2 children): £21.50
Gift Shop: Yes
Catering: Restaurant + picnic area
More Attractions nearby
Chelmsford Cathedral (0.20 miles)
Saint Mary and St Helen's Cathedral (0.29 miles)
Mountnessing Windmill (0.32 miles)
Stansted Mountfitchet Windmill (0.53 miles)
Chelmsford Miniature Railway (0.80 miles)
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