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Jun, 2017

Meet the Gardener

Fri, 23rd 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 garden admission applies, free to Hestercombe members. Every Friday in June.

Meet the Gardener

Fri, 30th Jun at 11:00 am to 11:20 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until Fri, 30th Jun, 2017
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
+ Google Map
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 garden admission applies, free to Hestercombe members. Every Friday in June.
Jul, 2017

Birds and Butterflies Guided Walk

Tue, 4th Jul at 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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Bring your binoculars and join Brian Hill from Somerset Ornithological Society for a morning of bird and butterfly spotting in the summertime gardens. Brian will help you identify birds by their song and tell you about which species make Hestercombe their home for the summer. He’ll also take you into the Wildflower Meadow for some butterfly spotting. Walk will last around 90 minutes. Meet at the top of the Daisy Steps at 10am. To book a space on this walk,…

The FB Pocket Orchestra Jazz Concert

Sun, 9th Jul at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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Kick start summer with hot jazz, blues, ragtime and dances from the 1920s and 1930s. Bring a picnic, find a spot on the Orangery Lawn and let your feet start tapping! Expect blues, hot jazz, ragtime, waltzes, songs and dances from long ago and far away! Working backwards from the 1930s, the FB Pocket Orchestra explores repertoire that formed the embryo of what is now known as popular music. The members originally began playing together simply as an exercise in…

Garden Photography Workshop

Tue, 11th Jul at 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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Join professional photographer Mark Gawthorne from Devon Photography School for a morning’s garden photography workshop. Bring along your own camera (all types suitable from compact to SLR) and get tips from Mark about composition, colour and framing to produce evocative images.  You’ll also cover the basics of aperture, ISO and shutter speed. A great chance to ask an experienced professional photographer questions about how to improve your images and use the beautiful summertime gardens at Hestercombe as your subject. 10am –…

Terrific Tuesday – Fête Fun

Tue, 25th Jul at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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During the summer holidays, enjoy Terrific Tuesdays at Hestercombe – a day filled with crafts, trails, sports & more. With a different theme each Tuesday, you can try something new every week. Our first Terrific Tuesday of the summer has the theme of a traditional summer fête. Come and watch a sheepdog display, have your face painted, play with games on the lawn and make some summery crafts. Normal admission applies. Unless specified otherwise, all activities take place 10am – 3pm.…

Folksy Theatre presents ‘Twelfth Night’

Sun, 30th Jul at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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Enjoy this popular Shakespearean comedy with mistaken identity and role reversal at its heart. Roll out a blanket and enjoy a picnic on the Orangery Lawn as you watch the play unfold – the perfect way to spend a summer’s evening. Advance tickets: Adult: £13.50; Child (3-15 years): £8; Family (2 adults and 2 children): £38 Children who are two or under go free. Or call our Visitor Reception on 01823 413923
Aug, 2017

Terrific Tuesday – Animal Antics

Tue, 1st Aug at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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During the summer holidays, enjoy Terrific Tuesdays at Hestercombe – a day filled with crafts, trails, sports & more. With a different theme each Tuesday, you can try something new every week. The second Terrific Tuesday of the summer has an animal theme. We’ll have lots of different animals visiting for the day – including alpacas, tortoises, chickens, guinea pigs, a gecko and a bearded dragon.  Plus, we’ll have some animal crafts for you to make. Normal admission applies.  Unless…

Terrific Tuesday – Sports Day

Tue, 8th Aug at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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During the summer holidays, enjoy Terrific Tuesdays at Hestercombe – a day filled with crafts, trails, sports & more. With a different theme each Tuesday, you can try something new every week. Our third Terrific Tuesday of the summer holidays has a sports theme. Think traditional sports day… children can take part in fun races on the Orangery Lawn and cool down afterwards whilst making some sporty themed crafts. Adults, make sure you prepare for parents race and win the…

Terrific Tuesday – Brilliant Bugs

Tue, 15th Aug at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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During the summer holidays, enjoy Terrific Tuesdays at Hestercombe – a day filled with crafts, trails, sports & more. With a different theme each Tuesday, you can try something new every week. The fourth Terrific Tuesday of the summer is all about brilliant bugs. Go on a bug hunt in the woods with the team from the Somerset Wildlife Trust, have your face painted and make some creepy-crawly inspired crafts. Normal admission applies.