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

Events at Hestercombe

Nov, 2016

Shifting Ground by Stephen Smith

Sat, 12th Nov, 2016 to Sun, 26th Feb, 2017
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Shifting Ground is an exhibition by artist in residence Stephen Smith accompanied by works from The Ingram Collection of Modern British Art. Red Forest by Stephen Smith Predominantly working with painting, drawing,  print and installation, Stephen Smith's work is complemented by historically significant artworks, one in each space, by Frank Auerbach, Elisabeth Frink, Geoffrey Clarke, John Tunnard, Terry Frost, Roger Hilton, Patrick Heron and Lynn Chadwick. The exhibition is the culmination of Stephen Smith's residency at Hestercombe Gallery in 2016…

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Jan, 2017

Apple pruning workshop

Fri, 27th Jan 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 top tips about the best way to prune apple trees so you have healthy trees and a good crop. SOLD OUT: This workshop is now sold out but please email info@hestercombe.com and we will email you with details of upcoming courses. 10am - 12.30pm £17 online/£18 offline Garden admission fee (at half-price) applies to non-members.   Or call our Visitor Reception on 01823 413923

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Feb, 2017

Plant Explorers Trail

Sat, 11th Feb at 10:00 am to Sun, 26th Feb at 5:00 pm
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Become an explorer as you voyage around the gardens and discover which distant lands our plants have come from.  Collect your passport from the Visitor Reception and begin your adventure… Normal garden admission applies.

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Valentine’s Day

Sun, 12th Feb at 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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We all love a bit of tradition and Valentine's Day is the perfect excuse to be an 'old-fashioned' romantic. Why not treat your loved one to a day out at Hestercombe - enjoy a walk around the gardens followed by a quintessentially English afternoon tea in the Column Room Restaurant. Add a glass of fizz with our champagne afternoon tea for an extra surprise. We have a special Valentine's menu available on Sunday 12 February and the big day itself,…

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Valentine’s Day

Tue, 14th Feb at 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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We all love a bit of tradition and Valentine's Day is the perfect excuse to be an 'old-fashioned' romantic. Why not treat your loved one to a day out at Hestercombe - enjoy a walk around the gardens followed by a quintessentially English afternoon tea in the Column Room Restaurant. Add a glass of fizz with our champagne afternoon tea for an extra surprise. We have a special Valentine's menu available on Tuesday 14 February (and Sunday 12 February), 12-4pm. Cherry and…

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Model boats on the Mill Pond

Fri, 17th Feb at 10:00 am to 3:00 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 - 3pm    

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Rose pruning workshop

Fri, 24th Feb 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 top-tips to help you keep your roses blooming perfectly. SOLD OUT: This event is now sold out but please email info@hestercombe.com with your details and we will keep you updated with news on upcoming courses. 10am – 12.30pm £17 online/£18 offline Garden admission fee (at half-price) applies to non-members. Or call our Visitor Reception on 01823 413923.

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Mar, 2017

Bampfylde Lecture 2017 – Uncovering Hestercombe: 25 Years of Discovery

Fri, 3rd Mar at 5:45 pm to 9:00 pm
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Hear Hestercombe's founder and Chief Executive Philip White tell his story of how he discovered the hidden gardens at Hestercombe and led a team to restore them.  Listen to how he transformed the Georgian Landscape Garden from a scene of silted up lakes and ruined buildings to the Arcadian landscape it was designed to be. Make an evening of it and enjoy a two course supper in the Column Room Restaurant in Hestercombe House before the lecture: Main course Venison…

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1610 Woodland Wander 5km & 2km Fun Run

Sun, 5th Mar at 9:30 am to 11:00 am
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Come and have a go at the Hestercombe Woodland Wander - 5km and 2km fun runs on Sunday 5th March at 9.30am. No times, no pressure - it's all about getting active and having fun. This event is held in partnership with 1610. 5km Fun Run/Walk The 5km route through the beautiful woodland surroundings of Hestercombe is great for beginners and those running for the first time. It's cross country so some of the hills are a little challenging but…

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Apr, 2017

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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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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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. Enjoy tea or coffee and homemade biscuits whilst you work. Make a day of it and explore the gardens afterwards with half-price entry. £45 per person. The workshop will take place in the Bampfylde Hall at Hestercombe. Or call our Visitor Reception on 01823 413923.

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