RHS Garden Hyde Hall hails Harwich ferry groups

Groups using Harwich ferry services can now stop off at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Hyde Hall garden for breakfast or supper, and access to the attraction.

With Hyde Hall being just an hour from Harwich, and many coaches arriving at 6am, this Essex garden makes an ideal stopping point on the journey to London or beyond.

The attraction can open its gates exclusively for visitors from 8am, offering a continental-style breakfast and early access to the garden.

A similar package is also offered for passengers travelling outbound on the ferry, with an early evening supper available.

Melissa Hackney, RHS groups sales and marketing manager, said: “Hyde Hall is ideally located along the route, just 90 minutes from central London and 60 minutes from Harwich. Its peaceful location makes the perfect setting for a memorable start or end to an itinerary with a delicious breakfast or early evening supper as well as the chance to soak up the beautiful surroundings of the garden.”

The service is available from April until October.

• RHS Garden Hyde Hall will celebrate its 25th year as an RHS Garden in May 2018.

To mark the milestone, it is opening a dedicated private venue area and a new restaurant called Gardeners Rest.

Hyde Hall has a year-round calendar of events including a Floral Fantasia (June 1-September 30) featuring more than 1,000 annual bedding plants and an extended flower show (August 1-5).

Other events planned for 2018 include the Rose Weekend (June 9-10) and the Garden Sculpture Trail (July 16-22).