RHS Garden, Hyde Hall

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Hyde Hall
Clover Hill at Hyde Hall.jpg
Clover Hill at Hyde Hall
Location Rettendon
Coordinates 51°39′58″N 0°34′29″E / 51.666041°N 0.574829°E / 51.666041; 0.574829Coordinates: 51°39′58″N 0°34′29″E / 51.666041°N 0.574829°E / 51.666041; 0.574829
Area 360 acres (150 ha)
Operated by Royal Horticultural Society
Status Open
Website http://www.rhs.org.uk/Gardens/Hyde-Hall

The Royal Horticultural Society's garden at Hyde Hall in the English county of Essex east of London. It is one of four public gardens run by the Society, alongside Wisley, Harlow Carr, and Rosemoor. In the year ended 31 January 2010 it received 130,011 visitors.

The garden at Hyde Hall was created by Dr and Mrs Robinson in 1955.[1] Hyde Hall was formerly a working farm on a hilltop surrounded by arable land. The site was cleared and 60 trees purchased from Wickford market a few miles away. These trees now form the Woodland Garden.

In the 1960s shelter belts of Lawson and Leyland cypress hedges were planted. During this decade the farmland to the west of the Hyde Hall hilltop was incorporated into the garden.

In 1976 Helen and Dick Robinson formed the Hyde Hall Garden Trust which would manage the garden on a long term basis. The trust donated Hyde Hall to the Royal Horticultural Society in 1993.[2]

The curator is Ian le Gros.[3]

Sources[edit]

  • Brent Elliott: The Royal Horticultural Society, A History 1804-2004. Published by Phillimore & Co. Ltd. ISBN 1-86077-272-2
  1. ^ History of Hyde Hall, Royal Horticultural Society, retrieved 13 July 2012 
  2. ^ History, Royal Horticultural Society, retrieved 13 July 2012 
  3. ^ "New for this year at RHS Garden Hyde Hall / RHS Gardening". Rhs.org.uk. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 

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