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Coming up at Hestercombe…

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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
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Hestercombe Express

Enjoy a rail travel adventure combined with a day out at Hestercombe. Board the steam train at Minehead and wind your way through rolling countryside Find out more »

Wed, 4th May at 10:20 am to 5:00 pm
Orangery wedding at Hestercombe, Simon Dodd

Wedding Open Day

Come and see Hestercombe dressed for a wedding. To help you visualise your wedding day we will be decorating our venues with the help of selected exhi Find out more »

Sun, 8th May at 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
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Hestercombe Express

Enjoy a rail travel adventure combined with a day out at Hestercombe. Board the steam train at Minehead and wind your way through rolling countryside Find out more »

Wed, 11th May at 10:20 am to 5:00 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

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

The Ritz has arrived at Hestercombe! Yesterday my friend treated me to afternoon tea which could not have been bettered anywhere! In a beautiful room with a view to match, it followed our leisurely stroll around the garden perfectly.