Lovely place, lovely time, lovely people - where did you put the sun!
|The Trustees of Hestercombe Gardens Trust are:|
|Sir Andrew Burns KCMG (Chairman)||Mr Donald Clarke|
|Mr Richard Bisgrove||Mr Godfrey Davis|
|Mr Richard Excell||Mr Nicholas Francombe (Hon Secretary)|
|Cllr Marcia Hill||Mr Adrian Humphreys|
|Cllr Stephen Martin-Scott||Mrs Jo Matthews|
|Ms Pat Thomas|
|The Patrons of Hestercombe Gardens are:|
|Lord Armstrong of Ilminster GCB CVO||Mrs J Brown|
|Ralph Clark DL||Lady Gass|
|Hon D Litt MA||Ms P Hobhouse|
|The Hon Mrs Pease||The Lord Poltimore|
|The Lord Skelmersdale||Sir Roy Strong KT PhD FS|
The National Gardens Scheme
Hestercombe is an original member of the National Gardens Scheme - NGS - and dedicates two days a year when proceeds from admissions goes to the NGS charity.
Members of Hestercombe Gardens enjoy half price entry into our partner attractions:
The Hestercombe Express
We have also created a very special product within our West Somerset Railway partnership - the Hestercombe Express. For full information and to book a great day out on the railway combined with a visit to the Gardens book with The West Somerset Railway directly www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk or telephone 01643 704996.
Members of the Historic Houses and Gardens Association enter FREE, year round (membership card must be shown)
Hestercombe is an RHS Partner Garden. RHS members have FREE entry to Hestercombe Gardens from 1st October until 31st March (membership card must be shown)
YAC members have a '2-4-1' concession
The Gertrude Jekyll Trust
Visit the Gertrute Jekyll official website for additional information
Gertrude Jekyll Trust
Classic Gardens of Somerset
Come and discover Somerset's Classic Gardens, places of beauty and tranquillity. Ten classic gardens all within easy reach of each other.
Cothelstone Manor and Hestercombe make a perfect partnership for a day out for Groups and Tours - combine a visit to both attractions!
Arrange each visit separately - Cothelstone Manor 01823 433480 and Hestercombe 01823 413923
Visit the Cothelstone Manor website
The Hudson's Explorer Pass
The Hudson's Explorer Pass is your ticket to great days out at fantastic, money-saving prices.
For less than £7.25 a day, choose from around 200 iconic heritage sites, Treasure Houses and hidden gems across England including HESTERCOMBE! Visit their pages on this link: HUDSON'S EXPLORER PASS
Sincere thanks go to VIRIDOR CREDITS who has been a funding partner by supporting Hestercombe during the restoration of the Gardens and facilities including the Bat Viewing Room, the Watermill & Woodland Barn Project, completed in 2010 and West Coombe Dam completed 2012
We are very pleased to have a close partnership with the EUROPEAN GARDEN HERITAGE NETWORK - EGHN. For more information on this organisation, please visit their website www.eghn.eu
Hestercombe's Mission Statement
‘The aim of the Hestercombe Trust is to reclaim, restore, preserve, enhance and develop for the education and benefit of the public, the landscape, gardens and buildings of heritage, horticultural or architectural interest associated with Hestercombe’
Referring to our Mission Statement is an important reminder of why we do what we do. The commitment to the care and development of Hestercombe now and for the future takes hard work and dedication. Here are examples of just some of our ongoing work -
Wildlife and habitat management
Protected species management
Education - sharing the 'green' message
Low food miles