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 is open all year round, except Christmas Day.

10am to 6pm - last entry at 5pm (4pm in Winter)

House: Gallery, Column Room Restaurant (Wed-Sun) & Secondhand Book Shop
11am to 5pm (4pm in Winter)
Stables Cafe
10am to 5.30pm (5pm in Winter), lunch served from 12pm to 3pm
Gardens Shop & Plant Centre
11am to 5.30pm (4.30pm in Winter)

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Michelle mcqueen
2015-12-20, 20:09
We came up today, for our the grandsons to see Father Christmas, what a great Father Christmas, he was real!! Great with the children, and how wonderful to see the gardens all lit up in the twelve days of Christmas, the children had a fun and great afternoon, thank you to all the staff, Father Chris...