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Enchanting Essex – NEW RHS GROUP TOUR

  • RHS Garden Hyde Hall Flower Show, Chelmsford, Essex - View of the Lake at RHS Garden Hyde Hall © RHS, Joanna Kossak

    RHS Garden Hyde Hall Flower Show
  • RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Chelmsford, Essex - The Dry Gardenin winter © RHS, Lee Beel

    RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Chelmsford, Essex - The Dry Gardenin winter © RHS, Lee Beel
  • RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Chelmsford, Essex - The Dry Gardenin winter © RHS, Lee Beel

    RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Chelmsford, Essex - The Dry Gardenin winter © RHS, Lee Beel
2 day tour
From £145 per person

RHS Hyde Hall, The Beth Chatto Gardens and Colchester.

On this tour we explore the eclectic gardens of RHS Hyde Hall. Originally a farm, the site was gifted to the RHS 25 years ago and now showcases treasures such as the Mediterranean inspired Dry Garden and Global Growth Vegetable Garden. We also call into The Beth Chatto Gardens, created by the legendary gardener, author and lecturer. Our hotel is located near the historic market town of Colchester.


Dates throughout 2020

Suggested itinerary by coach


The Beth Chatto Gardens and travel to your hotel.

On Sunday afternoon we travel to The Beth Chatto Gardens where we can stroll around and admire the various gardens she created over seven acres of land. Alternatively your group may wish to visit 17th century Audley End House and Gardens. There is time to relax in the hotel before dinner. Beth Chatto guided tours are only available mid week.


RHS Hyde Hall and return home.

This morning we enjoy a full English breakfast before departing the hotel. The RHS Garden Hyde Hall is a peaceful garden and a perfect destination for groups; the beautiful hilltop garden, rose garden, woodland, meadows and pasture are all available to explore. We will enjoy a hot drink, a guided garden tour and lunch before returning home.

Suggested hotel – Inspected by Greatdays staff in March 2018

Marks Tey Hotel SureStay Hotel Collection by Best Western, Colchester ****

Located close to Colchester, with all local attractions within easy reach and excellent transportation links to East Anglia, London and the M5, this hotel is the perfect base to explore the area. Enjoy contemporary brasserie style food in the restaurant or indulge in the delights of afternoon tea, light bites and relaxed drinks in the Bar & Lounge. Leisure facilities include an indoor pool, spa, sauna, steam room, gym and tennis courts. There are 110 comfortable en-suite bedrooms, each of them equipped with TV, trouser press, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities. This hotel does not have a lift but there are plenty of rooms on the ground floor. Coach parking is available on site.

 3 day tour
Price per person sharing  from £155 per person
RHS Members or RHS Affiliated Society Utilising Annual Free Visit  from £145 per person


Single supplement available on request.

Travel Trade quotes applicable on request.

All prices are a from price and per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place in a single room both are based on a minimum 30 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include travel insurance. Coach hire is based upon a 500 mile round trip. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Please see 'Important Booking Information' for RHS tours. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at

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