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)

Latest Visitor Information


Current Vacancies

About Us: We’re a small but enthusiastic team looking for friendly, motivated people to join us. 

Fun but hard working we’re a diverse business; both a busy wedding, conference and function venue and an inspiring visitor attraction. Our aim is to create a place that people will love and will want to visit over and over, creating happy memories and spending time with loved ones. We’re looking for people who work well in a busy team environment whilst maintaining excellent customer service standards, always going that extra step to deliver a truly personal customer experience. 



Visitor Services Assistant, Flexible, Seasonal

Recruiting now...experienced Front of House staff to support the delivery of weddings and functions including events; some weekday work, some evenings, some weekends. Work will include laying up rooms, waiting and clearing tables, serving drinks, running the bar. You will provide exceptional standards of customer service, be positive, friendly and professional. There will also be opportunities to pick up shifts as part of the wider role of the Visitor Services Assistant detailed below and in the job description (follow the link).

Role summary: As a Visitor Services Assistant you will form part of the Visitor Centre team and will play a key part in ensuring an excellent experience across the property for all our visitor segments. The post will include all aspects of the visitor experience at Hestercombe: visitor welcome, admissions, membership recruitment, retail, restaurant, functions and events delivery. You will provide exceptional standards of customer service, be positive, friendly and professional.

Pay: £6.31/hr dependent on age (National Minimum Wage)

Terms of employment: Flexible hours, this role will support seasonal business peaks. You will often be required to work evenings, weekends and Bank holidays.

Please apply using the Hestercombe Application Form

For further details please contact Restaurant Manager, Richard Mira on 01823 413923 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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