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Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
01823 413923http://www.hestercombe.com

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Jul, 2016

Edwardian Seaside Trail

Sat, 16th Jul to Thu, 11th Aug
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Follow our trail around the beautiful summertime gardens and learn about how people holidayed in the Edwardian period, when Hestercombe's Formal Garden was created.  Discover the stories behind some of our favourite seaside traditions and colour in your own postcard as you go along. Normal admission applies.          

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Clean Heart: A Landscape Retrospective by Clare Woods

Sat, 16th Jul at 11:00 am to Sun, 30th Oct at 5:00 pm
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Clean Heart: A Landscape Retrospective presents work from internationally acclaimed artist Clare Woods. The exhibition brings together key works from the artist’s career alongside new pieces made in response to Hestercombe, its gardens and landscapes. Clare Woods’ highly colouristic paintings, full of visceral energy, explore both abstraction and representation, expressing a poetic romanticism and an unnerving psychic charge. The exhibition charts her artistic journey from the raw influence of landscape to the wider human concerns of fragility, pain and vulnerability…

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Folksy Theatre presents ‘As You Like It’

Sun, 31st Jul at 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
As You Like It

Rosalind, the daughter of a banished duke, falls in love with Orlando. When she is banished from the court by her usurping uncle, Rosalind takes on the appearance of a boy, calling herself Ganymede. She, her cousin Celia and jester Touchstone, travel to the Forest of Arden, where her father and his friends live in exile. Will Rosalind ever marry her Orlando? Will the Duke change his ways? Enjoy this wonderful Shakespeare comedy in the beautiful setting of Hestercombe’s Edwardian…

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Aug, 2016

Terrific Tuesday – Wild Art

Tue, 2nd Aug
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During the summer holidays, enjoy Terrific Tuesdays at Hestercombe – a day filled with crafts, trails, sports & more. With a different theme each Tuesday, you can try something new every week. Our second Terrific Tuesday of the summer has a wild art theme. Take part in a printing workshop and learn how to make mini monoprints on cartridge paper inspired by what you see in the gardens.  We'll mount your prints onto a luggage labels for you to take home with you.…

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Hestercombe Express

Wed, 3rd Aug at 10:20 am to 5:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Wed, 28th Sep, 2016
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Enjoy a rail travel adventure combined with a day out at Hestercombe. Board the steam train at Minehead and wind your way through rolling countryside before you alight at Bishops Lydeard station.  From there, you will travel on a vintage bus to Hestercombe. Your ticket includes return travel on the steam train from Minehead, a vintage bus journey to Hestercombe and entry to the gardens and gallery. For more information and tickets, visit the West Somerset Railway website or call 01643…

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Taunton Flower Show

Fri, 5th Aug at 10:00 am to Sat, 6th Aug at 5:00 pm
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Our team will be at the Taunton Flower Show again this year.  Come and chat to us to find out the latest news from Hestercombe, put your gardening questions to our experts and take advantage of an exclusive admission offer. On 5th and 6th August, the annual Taunton Flower Show will take place in the picturesque Vivary Park in Taunton. With its unique blend of vivid flower displays, breath taking arena acts, amateur competitions for all ages, stunning show gardens,…

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Terrific Tuesday – Hestercombe Olympics

Tue, 9th Aug
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During the summer holidays, enjoy Terrific Tuesdays at Hestercombe – a day filled with crafts, trails, sports & more. With a different theme each Tuesday, you can try something new every week. Our third Terrific Tuesday of the summer has an Olympic theme. Take part in races on the Orangery Lawn between 11 and 2 - sprinting, tug of war, sack race and more. Make a shiny medal to take home Create an Olympic torch Make a Great Britain flag…

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Terrific Tuesday – Animal Antics

Tue, 16th Aug
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During the summer holidays, enjoy Terrific Tuesdays at Hestercombe – a day filled with crafts, trails, sports & more. With a different theme each Tuesday, you can try something new every week. The fourth Terrific Tuesday of the summer has an animal theme. We'll have lots of different animals visiting for the day - alpacas, tortoises, chickens, guinea pigs and owls! Listen to our gardener Chris talk about our bug hotel. Have your face painted as your favourite animal -…

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Folksy Theatre presents ‘The Smartest Giant in Town’

Sun, 21st Aug at 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
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The Smartest Giant in Town is now sold out.  We still have tickets left for Folksy Theatre's performance of 'As You Like It' on 31st July - find out more here. George was very happy being the scruffiest giant in town. But one day, when he sees a shop stocking giant-size clothes, he decides it's time to update his image. With smart clothes, George is a new man. However, as he journeys home, he meets various animals who desperately need…

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Terrific Tuesday – Playing with history

Tue, 23rd Aug
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During the summer holidays, enjoy Terrific Tuesdays at Hestercombe – a day filled with crafts, trails, sports & more. With a different theme each Tuesday, you can try something new every week. Our fifth Terrific Tuesday of the summer has a history theme - take part in activities and find out about life at Hestercombe in the Edwardian period. Normal admission applies.  Unless specified otherwise, all activities take place 10am – 3pm.  

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Terrific Tuesday – Mini gardening

Tue, 30th Aug
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During the summer holidays, enjoy Terrific Tuesdays at Hestercombe – a day filled with crafts, trails, sports & more. With a different theme each Tuesday, you can try something new every week. The last Terrific Tuesday of the summer has a gardening theme.  Have at go and designing your own garden and take part in workshops with our team. Normal admission applies.  Unless specified otherwise, all activities take place 10am – 3pm.

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Sep, 2016

In conversation with Clare Woods

Thu, 15th Sep at 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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To coincide with her exhibition in Hestercombe Gallery, internationally-acclaimed artist Clare Woods will be in conversation with Simon Wallis OBE, Director of The Hepworth, Wakefield.  There will be an opportunity for the audience to ask Clare questions at the end. £10 per person. Or call our Visitor Reception on 01823 413923 From 16th July, 'Clean Heart: A Landscape Retrospective' by Clare Woods will be on show in Hestercombe Gallery. The exhibition brings together key works from the artist’s career alongside new pieces made in…

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