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British garden history unravelled before you?

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.


The main building on the estate is, of course the imposing Hestercombe House. The Somerset County Council originally leased the house from the Crown in 1953, following the death of the last owner, the Hon.Mrs Portman.

The architect & the garden designer

Gertrude Jekyll is well known for her association with the English architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens; she collaborated with him on gardens for many of his houses.

And the restoration continues...

It is only with the generous support of visitors, Memberships, Legacies and funding awards, that this valuable work can continue. For more information about future projects please contact the Operations Manager, Oliver White This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01823 414181
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