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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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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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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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Easter Basket Workshops

Tue, 4th Apr at 10:30 am to 3:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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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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Easter Roast Lunch

Sun, 16th Apr at 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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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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Spring Bouquet Workshop

Mon, 24th Apr at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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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. £45 per person. The workshop will take place in the Bampfylde Hall at Hestercombe. Or call our Visitor Reception on…

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