About Us

ExampleHestercombe is an independent charity and all proceeds from admissions, retail and events support the restoration, maintenance and development of the gardens. Registered Charity number 1060000.

We are open all year round 10am to 5.30pm, except Christmas Day. There are full details to assist visitors on our Visitor Information pages Hestercombe is a unique collection of three gardens spanning three centuries of garden history and design. All have undergone acclaimed restoration works and today provide important examples of gardens in contrasting styles that continue to grow and develop. In particular, Hestercombe's Formal Garden is a fine example of the world renowned partnership between plants-women, Gertrude Jekyll and architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens.

In addition to the magnificent gardens, the Visitor Centre has award-winning facilities. The bright and airy Courtyard is a delight to enjoy a leisurely coffee or a delicious lunch, al fresco. The Stables Restaurant & Coffee Shop are open daily and serve a wide variety of homemade lunches from soups and sandwiches to hearty casseroles and crisp salads. There is a tempting array of cakes, biscuits, muffins and desserts, choice of coffees, teas and cold drinks including wines and beers.

Opening Times
Hestercombe Gardens is open all year round, except Christmas Day.

The gardens are open from 10a.m. to 6p.m. with the last entry at 5p.m. (dusk in Winter)

The Courtyard, Stables Kitchen and Lutyens Gallery are open 10a.m. to 5.30p.m. (closing at 5p.m. in Winter)

The Gardens Shop & Plant Centre are open 11a.m. to 5.30p.m. (closing at 4.30p.m. in Winter)

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2014-05-08, 13:39
Remarkable achievements all round - enjoyable visit made extra special by exceptionally fine weather