Royal Horticultural Society Garden Hyde Hall


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Address and contact details
Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 8ET
Tel: 0845 265 8071
Fax: 01245 402 100
Email: hydehall@rhs.org.uk
Web site: www.rhs.org.uk/Gardens/Hyde-Hall/
Latitude: 51° 39' 59" N
Longitude: 0° 34' 43" W
Background to the collection
Year founded:Gifted to the RHS 1993
Ownership:Royal Horticultural Society
Umbrella organisation:PlantNetwork, Botanic Gardens Conservation International, National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens
Personnel
Director of Horticulture: Tim Upson
Curator: Robert Brett
Plant Records Officer: Jeanette Jones
Contact person: Robert Brett (robertbrett@rhs.org.uk)
Policies
Collections:Yes, in accordance with the Royal Horticultural Society's Mission Statement.
Physical environment
Altitude:46m above sea level
Soil type:Clay to heavy clay loam at best
Aspect:due to the hilltop location there is a full range of 360 degree aspects
Total area:150 acres for visitor use
Other sites of collection:RHS Garden Wisley
RHS Garden Rosemoor
RHS Garden Harlow Carr
Weather recordsY
Plant collection
Families:156
Genera:734
Species:2,037
Taxa:3,896
Accessions:6,281
Plants:8,917
Special families within the collections:
Caprifoliaceae, Rosaceae
Special genera within the collections:
Viburnum, Iris, Rosa, Narcissus, Salvia, Pseudopanax, Molinia, Calamagrostis, Stipa
Special collections:
National Collections of Viburnum – 43 Species, 88 Taxa, 120 Accessions, 138 Plants.
Target 8 Species:
TARGET 8 PROJECT TAXON LIST   UK Red Data List 2005SAP lead partnerWELSH Red Data List 2008IRISH Red Data List 1987IRISH Red Data List 2005TARGET 8 PROJECT datasheetGarden(s)
Atriplex pedunculata
Pedunculate Sea-purslane
B CR T8 Hyde Hall
Record Keeping:Records kept
Computerised
Record System:BG-Base
Plant-collecting trips:No
Facilities on site
Herbarium:Approximately 20,000 wild collected and 55,000 cultivated specimens. Code WSY in Index Herbariorum
Library:Opening hours are variable. Please ring the garden before you visit.
Research facilities:No
Publications:Garden guide, catalogue available on the Internet, The Garden, The New Plantsman, Orchid Review
Identifications:Undertakes identifications for the general public. Internal verification of material
Teaching and Education:Taxonomic, public education, special courses
Interpretation:Supervised garden walks, signs, brochures, guided trails, a touchscreen information kiosk
Friends Organisation:No
Visitor facilities:Restaurant, café, plant shop, book shop, gift shop
Access to the collections
Public access:Admission charge
Visitors per year:150,000
Public opening hours:10-18.00 all week, summer hours, 10-16.00 all week winter hours, Closed Christmas day
Guiding principles behind the collection
The encouragement and the improvement of the science and practice of horticulture in all its branches.
Location map
Location map

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