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)


Children's Play Area & Picnic Area

Play Area

 Hestercombe has a small, delightful Children's Play Area.

Situated right next to our picnic benches, this sunny spot is very popular for little ones under 7. Mums, Dads and Grandparents can watch their children enjoying this well-designed and safe playground with a cup of tea before a walk in the gardens.

Children Love Hestercombe


The Picnic Area has several wooden benches and it is an area where you can enjoy your own picnic lunches.

Both areas are free to enter, as is the Visitor Centre with the Stables Restaurant, Coffee Shop, Gardens Shop, Plant Centre and the Lutyens Art Gallery.


Plenty to enjoy, without spending a penny - oh - and that's free too!

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