Getting toRHS Garden Hyde Hallcar-free

1 At a glance

  • take the train to Chelmsford
  • then bus straight to the garden
  • 30% off entry with your bus ticket!

2 Step-by-step

Trains run direct to Chelmsford from London Liverpool Street, Colchester and Ipswich – National Rail

It's a 2-minute walk to Chelmsford bus station - see map

Bus No.3, run by Arrow Taxis, leaves from Stand 1 at the bus station. Buses run every two hours, Monday to Saturday. Bus calls at the Garden on request – ask the driver and book your bus back (or call 01621 874410).

  • Live bus times:
    Chelmsford Bus Station (Stand 1)

On Sundays, or if the bus times aren’t convenient, you can catch the train to South Woodham Ferrers and take a taxi to the garden – CM3 Cars (01245 328818) charge £8.

About RHS Garden Hyde Hall

Nestled in the heart of rural Essex, Hyde Hall has an eclectic mix of styles from traditional to modern.

Highlights include the Dry Garden, Global Growth Vegetable Garden and the Hilltop Garden with its roses and herbaceous borders. There's also an award-winning restaurant and cafe as well as a large shop and plant centre.

  • County: Essex
  • Address: Creephedge Lane, Chelmsford CM3 8ET
  • Refreshments: Restaurant and cafe on site
  • Car-free offer: around 30% off entry with train/bus ticket or bike

3 Plan your car-free journey

Reverse Route

About RHS Garden Hyde Hall

Nestled in the heart of rural Essex, Hyde Hall has an eclectic mix of styles from traditional to modern.

Highlights include the Dry Garden, Global Growth Vegetable Garden and the Hilltop Garden with its roses and herbaceous borders. There's also an award-winning restaurant and cafe as well as a large shop and plant centre.

  • County: Essex
  • Nearest town: Chelmsford
  • Refreshments: Restaurant and cafe on site
  • Car-free offer: around 30% off entry with train/bus ticket or bike
Bike routes

The Garden is a 3-mile cycle from South Woodham Ferrers rail station – here’s the route. You can also hire a bike from Chelmsford rail station with Bike & Go.

Taxi numbers

There is a taxi rank at Chelmsford station – the fare to Hyde Hall is about £20. Or you can book a taxi from South Woodham Ferrers station for £8 – CM3 Cars (01245 328818).

Handy Tips

If you’re travelling in a group of three or more, ask for a Groupsave train ticket and save 34%

Look out for the Good Journey Mark – where car-free visitors are welcome and enjoy a discount

Visit car-free in 2019!