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Welcome to Hestercombe Gardens

Pear Pond

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.

Allof our Somerset 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 Kitchens with a bright, airy, stylish Courtyard.

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.

Did you know...


The Pergola

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.

Hestercombe Somerset Gardens are open all year round (except Christmas Day), has lots of exciting events and loves your dogs!

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

Visit our Events and Activities page for great ideas for Things to do in Somerset that involve the whole family

Hestercombe House & Gallery


Hestercombe House opened to the public in May 2014 for the first time in over 200 years. Explore the Hestercombe Gallery on the first floor, look for books in the bookroom and relax to enjoy an elegant afternoon tea overlooking the formal gardens.

Find out about Hestercombe House on our history pages.

 

Latest Visitor Information

  • POSTED BY Emily McCoy
    Weather permitting we are planning a BBQ on Sunday AND Monday! If the sun shines through come along to enjoy one of what may be the last BBQ...
  • POSTED BY Emily McCoy
    It's nearly the end of the holidays and we've only got two Fun Fridays left!  Tomorrow it's Sporty Friday, with traditional races, big...
  • POSTED BY Emily McCoy
    The forecast for Bee-autiful Friday (Fun Friday #2!) isn't fantastic but don't worry! We've got lots of indoor areas available for games and...

Accreditations

Thank you

Mrs June P Smith
2014-05-08, 13:38
I commend your food and service; we were all impressed with the eating experience as well as the excellent service...the tomato soup was the best I have ever tasted and the roast lunches were delicious!!