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

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Jul, 2016

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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Aug, 2016

Brilliant Bugs Trail

Sat, 13th Aug to Sun, 4th Sep
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There are bugs hiding in the Landscape Garden at Hestercombe and it's your job to find them!  Follow our trail and see if you can find eight colourful critters lurking in the temples, follies and waterfalls. Pick up a trail sheet at the Visitor Reception. Normal admission applies.

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Bank Holiday Weekend BBQs

Sun, 28th Aug at 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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A Bank Holiday weekend is the perfect excuse to light the barbecue and enjoy some great food al fresco. Join us this Sunday and Monday and enjoy delicious food cooked by our chefs on the Courtyard BBQ accompanied by fresh salads and sides. We'll also have some games on the lawn for you to have a go at. Adults: £9.95 Children: £4.95 No need to book.

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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. Take part in a willow weaving workshop and make a willow leaf to take home and hang in your garden.  Workshops at 10.30, 11.30, 12.30 & 1.30.  Limited spaces on each workshop.  Places allocated on a first…

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Hestercombe Express

Wed, 31st Aug at 10:20 am to 5:00 pm
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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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Sep, 2016

Cuttings Workshop

Fri, 9th Sep at 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
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Join our Head Gardener Claire Greenslade for a morning's workshop.  She'll share her expert tips and you'll take some cuttings from the Hestercombe gardens home with you. Online: £17 per person. Offline: £18 per person. Or call our Visitor Reception on 01823 413923.

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Clare Woods in conversation with Simon Wallis

Thu, 15th Sep at 2:30 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 questions at the end. £10 per person. Book online or call our Visitor Reception on 01823 413923 Showing at Hestercombe Gallery until 30 October: 'Clean Heart: A Landscape Retrospective' by Clare Woods The exhibition brings together key works from the artist’s career alongside new pieces made in response…

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Hello Autumn Trail

Sat, 17th Sep to Sun, 2nd Oct
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Follow our trail and explore Hestercombe as autumn takes over the gardens.  Crunch over golden brown leaves, spot clusters of bright red berries and discover how the wildlife is preparing for the winter months ahead. Normal admission applies.  

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Oct, 2016

Giant Book Sale

Sat, 1st Oct at 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
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Come and rifle through stacks of books in the Bampfylde Hall and see what gems you can find.  From Bill Bryson to Harry Potter, Jamie Oliver to Thomas Hardy, we've got something for everyone. Admission to the book sale is free. Any donations of books for the sale are very welcome - email bookshop@hestercombe.com to find out more. The second-hand bookshop in Hestercombe House is open every day, 11am - 5pm.

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Giant Book Sale

Sun, 2nd Oct at 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
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Come and rifle through stacks of books in the Bampfylde Hall and see what gems you can find.  From Bill Bryson to Harry Potter, Jamie Oliver to Thomas Hardy, we've got something for everyone. Admission to the book sale is free. Any donations of books for the sale are very welcome - give us a call on 01823 413923 and we'll let you know where you need to take them to. The second-hand bookshop in Hestercombe House is open every…

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Plant Centre Annual Sale

Sat, 15th Oct to Thu, 1st Dec
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The annual sale in our Plant Centre is a great opportunity to pick up some fantastic bargains and make sure your garden has a wonderful display of colour next spring and summer.  We'll have lots of herbaceous plants like salvias, penstemons, asters and rudbeckias plus herbs and alpines. The Plant Centre is open every day 11am - 5.30pm.

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