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Events at Hestercombe…

Hestercombe Gallery: Regions of Light

Sat, 18th Mar at 11:00 am to Sun, 2nd Jul at 5:00 pm
‘Regions of Light’ is an exhibition that showcases the historic work of painter and poet Rev. John Eagles (1783-1855), together with cont Find out more »

Half-Term Trail: Happy Birthday Hestercombe

Sat, 27th May at 10:00 am to Sun, 4th Jun at 5:00 pm
Since Hestercombe opened to the public 20 years ago, we haven’t stopped digging, building and planting to change an overgrown landscape into the Find out more »

Bunting workshops

Tue, 30th May at 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
Join us in the Woodland Barn and make some ’no sew’ fabric bunting. You can either make big bunting to string up in your bedroom or mini bunting t 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

We came up today, for our the grandsons to see Father Christmas, what a great Father Christmas, he was real!! Great with the children, and how wonderful to see the gardens all lit up in the twelve days of Christmas, the children had a fun and great afternoon, thank you to all the staff, Father Christmas and his elves.

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