Discover enchanting RHS Garden Hyde Hall

An invitation for GTO Readers to visit the wonderful RHS Garden at Hyde Hall!

In partnership with Group Travel Organiser, the Royal Horticultural Society is delighted to invite you to join us on a special reader day at RHS Garden Hyde Hall as it celebrates its 25th anniversary. You’ll be able to meet some of the inspirational gardeners behind this superb garden, be amongst the first to sample the new dining facilities and hear all about the latest developments at this garden and throughout the RHS.

20 pairs of tickets are available to genuine GTO readers looking to bring a group back.

Located in the Essex countryside, just outside Chelmsford, RHS Garden Hyde Hall is a perfect destination for a day out or as part of a group tour in the East of England.

With its wide-open skies and far reaching views, it has a combination of different gardens, with some 360 acres to explore. Highlights include a beautiful hilltop garden, with herbaceous borders, a rose garden and a fascinating Mediterranean-inspired Dry Garden. This more formal area is surrounded by vast open countryside, with swathes of grasses and perennials and an estate with woodland, meadows and pasture.


Tuesday 15th May 2018

12:45  to 13:00    Arrive at RHS Garden Hyde Hall.

13:00    You will be taken to the New Activity Barn for a delicious lunch while you hear all about the innovative ‘Field to Fork’ scheme. This will be followed by an introduction from Melissa Hackney, Groups Sales and Marketing Manager at the RHS, on all the latest exciting developments for groups at the world’s largest gardening charity and a talk about the history of RHS Garden Hyde Hall from Head of Site Ian le Gros.

15:00     Exclusive walking tour of the garden  – participate in our photography competition as you walk through this fabulous setting – the creator of the best image will win tickets to an RHS Garden Flower Show.

16:00     Tea/coffee and cake. Q&As session. The winner of the photography competition will be announced. Goody bags and farewells.
Free time to enjoy the garden.

How To Apply

To apply, contact Jessie Whitehead at or online through GO Travel Club by 9th May. Please include a contact telephone number. Successful applicants will be advised by 11th May. GTOs may apply for a maximum of two tickets. Failure to advise us of cancellations will result in exclusion from future reader events.