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Coming up at Hestercombe…


Hestercombe Gallery Exhibition: Terrain: Land into Art

Hestercombe Gallery is proud to present a new exhibition Terrain: Land into Art, bringing together 17 artists who make artworks that respond to the na Find out more »

Sat, 19th Mar to Sun, 3rd Jul

May Half-Term

All week Wild flower meadow trail Our wildflower meadow will be flowering soon – follow our trail towards it through the Landscape Garden, disco Find out more »

Sat, 28th May to Sun, 5th Jun

Bank Holiday BBQ

This Bank Holiday Monday enjoy some sizzling hot food cooked by our chefs on the Courtyard barbecue accompanied by a delicious array of salad and sid Find out more »

Mon, 30th May at 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Bag printing workshop

Design your own printing block inspired by what you see in the beautiful springtime gardens, cover it in colourful ink and print it on your very own Find out more »

Tue, 31st May at 10:30 am to 3:45 pm

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

Lunch in the Column Room was really special and the food was delicious. We were well looked after by Chris; what a treat!

A lovely surprise to arrive in a bright and welcoming Visitor Centre. The Shop and Plant Centre is fabulous – spent a fortune – but loved it!