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Mar, 2017

Hestercombe Gallery: Regions of Light

Sat, 18th Mar at 11:00 am to Sun, 2nd Jul at 5:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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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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Apr, 2017

Hestercombe Express

Sat, 1st Apr at 10:00 am to Sat, 28th Oct at 5:00 pm
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Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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Hestercombe_Express

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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Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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Hestercombe_Express

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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Completing the picture: an exhibition

Fri, 21st Apr at 11:00 am to Sun, 21st May at 5:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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Quarry workers

Hestercombe quarry workers, 1903 As we celebrate our 20th anniversary year we've selected 20 amazing images to highlight key moments in Hestercombe's life. Take a trip through our archives and find out more about Hestercombe's history and transformational restoration. Location: Portman Room - ground floor of Hestercombe House Included in normal admission or free for Hestercombe members Open every day 11am - 5pm

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May, 2017

Wedding Open Day

Sun, 7th May at 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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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 demos from…

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Half-Term Trail: Happy Birthday Hestercombe

Sat, 27th May at 10:00 am to Sun, 4th Jun at 5:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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Since Hestercombe opened to the public 20 years ago, we haven't stopped digging, building and planting to change an overgrown landscape into the beautiful garden you see today.  Follow our trail and find out what we've done. Normal admission applies.            

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Bank Holiday BBQ

Mon, 29th May at 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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Bbq_Kev

Our chefs will be cooking up a storm on our Courtyard barbecue – enjoy sizzling hot food and an array of delicious sides. Plus, our garden games will be out on the Marquee Lawn for you to have a go with. Adults: £9.95 Children: £4.95 Food served 12 – 3pm

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Jun, 2017

Model boats on the Mill Pond

Fri, 2nd Jun at 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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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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Meet the Gardener

Fri, 2nd Jun at 11:00 am to 11:20 am
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Weekly on the same day until Fri, 30th Jun, 2017
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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Before you explore the summertime gardens, meet one of our friendly garden team for an introduction to the unique combination of Georgian, Edwardian and Victorian garden design at Hestercombe. No need to book - just meet at the top of the Daisy Steps at 11am. Normal admission applies. Every Friday in June.

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Meet the Gardener

Fri, 9th Jun at 11:00 am to 11:20 am
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Weekly on the same day until Fri, 30th Jun, 2017
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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Before you explore the summertime gardens, meet one of our friendly garden team for an introduction to the unique combination of Georgian, Edwardian and Victorian garden design at Hestercombe. No need to book - just meet at the top of the Daisy Steps at 11am. Normal admission applies. Every Friday in June.

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