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Great start to Hestercombe Gardens Appeal

In our 20th year since opening to the public it’s time to celebrate this amazing place and look forward to the future. The recent launch of the Hestercombe Gardens Appeal aims to mark this amazing milestone and raise £1.5m and complete the restoration of this special...
Love is in the air…

Love is in the air…

We held our annual Wedding Open Day on Sunday 7 May and welcomed over 75 couples. Some who have already booked to say ‘I do’ at Hestercombe and others coming for a look around and seeing if Hestercombe Gardens could be the wedding venue for their big day! The sun...
Chef’s Rocky Road

Chef’s Rocky Road

A sure favourite in the Stables Café – Rocky Road is a delicious treat full of confectionary surprises. It took a bit of arm twisting, but our head chef Matt has agreed to share his Rocky Road recipe with us so that you can recreate it at home… maybe one to try with...
Growing your own cut flowers

Growing your own cut flowers

In the run up to our new event: Spring bouquet workshop (24 April), local grower and florist, JW Blooms, gives some top tips on growing your own… With spring in the air, now is the perfect time to think about growing some flowers for the house. It doesn’t matter...
Great Plant Picks: Primrose

Great Plant Picks: Primrose

Helen from our Plant Centre has shared with us her tips on what to plant in the garden right now… “The Native (Common) Primrose – Primula Vulgaris – meaning ‘first rose’ is one of the first flowers to make us feel spring is on the well and truly on the...
Last chance to see ‘Shifting Ground’ by Stephen Smith

Last chance to see ‘Shifting Ground’ by Stephen Smith

Our current show ‘Shifting Ground‘ is now in its last month at the Hestercombe Gallery (ends Feb 26) alongside work from the Ingram Collection of Modern British Art. We find out a little more about Stephen and his work: Tell us about your current exhibition Shifting...