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Mar, 2017

Garden Leave Seminar

Tue, 28th Mar at 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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Dr Laurent Châtel, will present a lecture on ‘The C18th English Garden’. This will be followed by short presentations by contemporary artists Helen Sear, Jesse Alexander and Liz Nicol on approaches to working with landscape. Senior lecturer at the Sorbonne, Paris and a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University, Dr Laurent Châtel continues his fieldwork on British gardens in view of a monograph on eighteenth-century garden history. Jesse Alexander, photographer and writer, will discuss ‘The Nymph and the Shepherd’, a year-long…

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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 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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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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easter basket

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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Mill Day

Tue, 11th Apr at 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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Restored Watermill

Come and see our beautifully restored 17th century watermill in action. Meet our miller and watch him making flour. The miller will be there 11am – 1pm & 2 – 3pm. Normal admission applies.      

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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. If you'd like to purchase this as a gift, book online and then give us a call to arrange for…

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