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

Events at Hestercombe

Mar, 2017

Hestercombe Gallery: Regions of Light

Sat, 18th Mar at 11:00 am to Sun, 2nd Jul at 5:00 pm
Jem Southam

'21 March 2016' from the work 'a bend in the river' Jem Southam 'Regions of Light' is an exhibition that showcases the historic work of painter and poet Rev. John Eagles (1783-1855), together with contemporary pieces by multi-media artist Rebecca Chesney, painter Paul Desborough and photographer Jem Southam. The exhibition title, taken from a line in one of John Eagles' poems, alludes to the visual diversity of this exhibition, which features photography, paint, sculpture, objects, words and film. Entrance to the…

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Mothering Sunday Lunch and Afternoon Tea

Sun, 26th Mar at 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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We are now fully booked in the Bampfylde Hall, Column Room & Stables Café on Mothering Sunday.   Treat your mum to a delicious two or three course meal in the historic Bampfylde Hall or an afternoon tea in the Column Room Restaurant with beautiful views over the Edwardian Garden and Somerset countryside. Take advantage of half-price garden entry and enjoy a walk around the springtime gardens. Lunch served 12 - 2.30pm.  Click here to see the menu. Afternoon tea…

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Garden Leave Seminar

Tue, 28th Mar at 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
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Dr Laurent Châtel, will present a lecture on ‘The C18th English Garden’. This will be followed by short presentations by contemporary artists Helen Sear, Jesse Alexander and Liz Nicol on approaches to working with landscape. Senior lecturer at the Sorbonne, Paris and a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University, Dr Laurent Châtel continues his fieldwork on British gardens in view of a monograph on eighteenth-century garden history. Jesse Alexander, photographer and writer, will discuss ‘The Nymph and the Shepherd’, a year-long…

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Nordic Walking Taster Classes

Thu, 30th Mar at 10:15 am to 3:30 pm
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Come and try Nordic Walking in the beautiful setting of Hestercombe.  Join Christine Wallwork from Bridgwater Nordic Walking for a 45 minute taster class that will help you understand just how beneficial Nordic Walking can be. Nordic Walking is a specific walking technique using poles.  It burns 20-40% more calories than normal walking and uses 90% of the body's muscles.  It helps posture, takes the strain off the joints when walking and helps coordination and balance. Normal garden admission applies but…

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Apr, 2017

Easter Trail

Sat, 1st Apr to Mon, 17th Apr
Easter trail

The Easter bunny has dropped the contents of his basket around the Hestercombe gardens. Can you find everything that has fallen out?  Follow the clues and collect a chocolate treat and an egg to decorate at the end. Trail: £1.50 per child Normal admission applies

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Hestercombe Express

Sat, 1st Apr at 10:00 am to Sat, 28th Oct at 5:00 pm
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Enjoy a day out with the West Somerset Railway and Hestercombe.  Board the steam train at Minehead, enjoy a scenic ride through rolling countryside, alight at Bishops Lydeard Station, then travel to Hestercombe in style on a vintage bus.  Spend the day exploring the gardens then hop back onto the train for your return journey. Your ticket includes travel on the steam train from Minehead, the vintage bus to Hestercombe and entry to the gardens and house. For the timetable…

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Easter Afternoon Tea

Sat, 1st Apr at 12:00 pm to Mon, 17th Apr at 4:45 pm
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Triple chocolate scones, mini Easter biscuits and dark chocolate truffles...treat yourself to our decadent Easter afternoon tea.  Enjoy waiter service in the Column Room Restaurant in Hestercombe House and admire the stunning view of the Edwardian Garden and Blackdown Hills. See the menu here. To book, call 01823 410112 or 01823 414197. The Column Room is open Wednesday - Sunday.

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Easter Basket Workshops

Tue, 4th Apr at 10:30 am to 3:00 pm
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Make your own little eco-friendly Easter basket from recycled materials. Everything you need is provided, however, if you have a favourite old piece of clothing or bedding you could bring it to recycle into your basket. Sign-up for a workshop at the Woodland Barn when you arrive (spaces limited). Workshops at 10.30am, 12pm, 1.30pm & 3pm. Workshop lasts for about an hour and a quarter. £2 per child Normal admission applies We're also running these workshops on Tuesday 11th April.

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Hestercombe Express

Wed, 5th Apr at 10:00 am to Wed, 25th Oct at 5:00 pm
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Enjoy a day out with the West Somerset Railway and Hestercombe.  Board the steam train at Minehead, enjoy a scenic ride through rolling countryside, alight at Bishops Lydeard Station, then travel to Hestercombe in style on a vintage bus.  Spend the day exploring the gardens then hop back onto the train for your return journey. Your ticket includes travel on the steam train from Minehead, the vintage bus to Hestercombe and entry to the gardens and house. For the timetable…

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Model boats on the Mill Pond

Fri, 7th Apr at 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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Tone Valley Model Boat Club will be sailing their beautiful boats on the Mill Pond and they’ll be bringing some small radio-controlled boats for you to have a go with too. No need to book – just come on down to the Mill Pond when you arrive at Hestercombe. 50p per child. Normal admission applies.  10am – 4pm

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Easter Basket Workshops

Tue, 11th Apr at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
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Make your own little eco-friendly Easter basket from recycled materials. Everything you need is provided, however, if you have a favourite old piece of clothing or bedding you could bring it to recycle into your basket. Sign-up for a workshop at the Woodland Barn when you arrive (spaces limited). Workshops at 10.30am, 12pm, 1.30pm & 3pm. Workshop lasts for about an hour and a quarter. £2 per child Normal admission applies We’re also running these workshops on Tuesday 4th April.…

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Mill Day

Tue, 11th Apr at 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Restored Watermill

Come and see our beautifully restored 17th century watermill in action. Meet our miller and watch him making flour. The miller will be there 11am – 1pm & 2 – 3pm. Normal admission applies.      

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Easter Roast Lunch

Sun, 16th Apr at 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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On Easter Sunday and Monday, head to the Stables Café and enjoy one of our famous roast dinners.  If the weather is sunny, eat al fresco in the Courtyard. Adult: £9.95; Child: £4.95 To book call 01823 414197.

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Easter Roast Lunch

Mon, 17th Apr at 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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On Easter Sunday and Monday, head to the Stables Café and enjoy one of our famous roast dinners.   If the weather is sunny, eat al fresco in the Courtyard. Adult: £9.95; Child: £4.95 Lunch is served 12 - 3pm. To book call 01823 414197.

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Spring Bouquet Workshop

Mon, 24th Apr at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
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Join expert grower and florist Jan Waters from Somerset-based JW Blooms and make a beautiful spring bouquet from locally-grown flowers. Get some top tips on what to grow and how to make your flowers last and enjoy tea (or coffee) and Hestercombe homemade biscuits whilst you work. Make a day of it and explore the gardens afterwards with half-price entry. If you'd like to purchase this as a gift, book online and then give us a call to arrange for…

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Nordic Walking Technique Course

Thu, 27th Apr at 10:30 am to 11:30 am
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Learn the Nordic Walking technique on this four week course.  Christine Wallwork from Bridgwater Nordic Walking will be your teacher and help you discover the benefits of this increasingly popular way of exercising. Nordic Walking is a specific walking technique using poles. It burns 20-40% more calories than normal walking and uses 90% of the body’s muscles. It helps posture, takes the strain off the joints when walking and helps coordination and balance. The course consists of 4 one-hour sessions: every Thursday, 27th…

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May, 2017

Wedding Open Day

Sun, 7th May at 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Orangery wedding at Hestercombe, Simon Dodd

Come and see Hestercombe dressed for a wedding. To help you visualise your wedding day we will be decorating our venues with the help of selected exhibitors.  With music, cakes, dresses, flowers and more, you will be filled with ideas to make your day one to remember. Join us for complimentary canapés and drinks in Hestercombe House, 12 - 2.30pm. Ignite your creativity and get your 'wedmin' planning well and truly underway.... click here to see a list of interesting workshops…

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