RHS Hyde Hall Garden (Essex)

Last year I re-joined the RHS and ventured to Hyde Hall in Essex for the first time.  It was very cold and my only photo was of this little robin.

I returned in the summer, on a hot day when Hyde Hall was hosting a flower fair.  On this second visit, I took the train and then cycled on an easily manageable route, right up to the front door (avoiding the v.long queue of cars, the occupants of which were parking a good 15 minutes away in a field).  Cycling during any RHS events is wise, as the queues for the car park are notorious (and extremely lengthy, forcing drivers to park a long walk away).

On my second visit, I explored the dry (drought-tolerant) garden and a grass garden, complimented by a secluded tropical haven, all of which were far away from the crowds who were buying from the plant stalls (many of the them the same as I had seen at RHS Wisley only a few weeks before).

It is interesting to compare the RHS gardens as they are all so different.  Each one teaches me something every time I visit.  I’m looking forward to the Salford RHS Bridgewater garden opening in 2019.  Will it excite and inspire me?

Which is your favourite RHS main garden?

When visited: March and August 2016

Website: https://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/hyde-hall



2 thoughts on “RHS Hyde Hall Garden (Essex)

  1. Rosemoor is my favourite, but then, I’m a West Country boy at heart! I also enjoyed Harlow Carr. I have never made it to Hyde Hall regrettably. I find there’s always something to love wherever I go. Your summer photos make Hyde Hall look most attractive.

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