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Events at Hestercombe…

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Garden Leave Seminar

Tue, 28th Mar at 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Dr Laurent Châtel, will present a lecture on ‘The C18th English Garden’. This will be followed by short presentations by contemporary artists Hel Find out more »

Easter trail

Easter Trail

Sat, 1st Apr to Mon, 17th Apr
The Easter bunny has dropped the contents of his basket around the Hestercombe gardens. Can you find everything that has fallen out?  Follow the clue Find out more »

afternoon tea

Easter Afternoon Tea

Sat, 1st Apr at 12:00 pm to Mon, 17th Apr at 4:45 pm
Triple chocolate scones, mini Easter biscuits and dark chocolate truffles…treat yourself to our decadent Easter afternoon tea.  Enjoy waiter se Find out more »

Welcome to Hestercombe Gardens, Somerset

Discover Somerset and lose yourself in fifty acres of lakes, temples, cascades, tranquil woodland walks, formal terraces, vivid colours and views that take your breath away…..

This is Hestercombe – a unique combination of three centuries of garden design: Coplestone Warre Bampfylde’s Georgian landscape garden, the Victorian terrace and shrubbery and the stunning Edwardian garden design by Sir Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll.

All of our gardens have undergone acclaimed restoration works and today provide important examples of gardens in contrasting styles that continue to grow and develop. The award-winning visitor facilities include the warm and welcoming Stables Kitchen Cafe with a bright, airy courtyard. Plus find the Column Room Restaurant inside Hestercombe House serving quintissentially British afternoon teas and delicious light lunches.

The Gardens Shop is full of beautiful things for the home and garden and the Plant Centre is well stocked with a wide variety of plants. These facilities and the well-appointed picnic area and under 7s playground have free entry. The restored 17th century watermill complex showcases the historic uses of renewable energy alongside the original working mill machinery and is set in the heart of the gardens.

There are so many things to do! The Somerset Gardens at Hestercombe are open all year round (except Christmas Day), has lots of exciting events and loves your dogs!

Hestercombe is an independent charity and all proceeds from garden admission, retail and events support the restoration, maintenance and development of these beautiful gardens. Registered Charity Number: 1060000.

What Our Visitors Have To Say

As a Christmas treat today I took my little cousin and her friend to visit Santa, then ice skating, the children wanted me to say thank you as they had the best time ever and Santa was amazing, they are still wondering how he knew about the untidy bedroom and eating all their vegetables!!!!
Thank you, very happy, Emelia and Toby

We were incredibly well looked after – even my little granddaughter loved her Mother’s Day treat. Thanks to the excellent staff