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Nov, 2016

Shifting Ground by Stephen Smith

Sat, 12th Nov, 2016 to Sun, 26th Feb, 2017
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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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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Feb, 2017

Plant Explorers Trail

Sat, 11th Feb at 10:00 am to Sun, 26th Feb at 5:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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Plant Explorers

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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Rose pruning workshop

Fri, 24th Feb at 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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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
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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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
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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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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Mothering Sunday Lunch and Afternoon Tea

Sun, 26th Mar at 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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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 served 12 - 4pm.  Click here to see the menu. Booking essential - call 01823 414197    

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Nordic Walking Taster Classes

Thu, 30th Mar at 10:15 am to 3:30 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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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
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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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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Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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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
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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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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