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Coming up at Hestercombe…

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Tea Tasting Workshop

We’ve teamed up with the experts at Ronnefeldt Tea to offer you an afternoon of tea tasting within a beautiful surrounding. You’ll learn Find out more »

Fri, 1st Jul at 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Phoenix Singers

The Phoenix Singers present ‘Shakespeare on Love’

Featuring excerpts from his plays and both period and contemporary music, The Phoenix Singers will be celebrating the theme of love in Shakespeare’s Find out more »

Sun, 3rd Jul at 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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Terrific Tuesday – Fête Fun

During the summer holidays, enjoy Terrific Tuesdays at Hestercombe – a day filled with crafts, trails, sports & more. With a different theme Find out more »

Tue, 26th Jul
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Folksy Theatre presents ‘As You Like It’

Rosalind, the daughter of a banished duke, falls in love with Orlando. When she is banished from the court by her usurping uncle, Rosalind takes on th Find out more »

Sun, 31st Jul at 7:00 pm to 8:30 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

The gardens were a delight, as were morning coffee, lunch, and tea! The fact that we could bring our little terrier was hugely encouraging. All in all, a superb meeting place with friends.

I had a very pleasant day wandering around the paths and gardens.