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Schoolchildren from Cheddon Fitzpaine Church School got their hands dirty by helping to replant an avenue of trees along Hestercombe’s former Portman Driveway. The 60 crab apple trees, of the Malus hupehensis variety, flower with a mass of pink and white blossom in...read more
Welcome to Hestercombe Gardens, Somerset
Discover Somerset and lose yourself in fifty acres of lakes, temples, cascades, tranquil woodland walks, formal terraces, vivid colours and views that take your breath away…..
This is Hestercombe – a unique combination of three centuries of garden design: Coplestone Warre Bampfylde’s Georgian landscape garden, the Victorian terrace and shrubbery and the stunning Edwardian garden design by Sir Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll.
All of our gardens have undergone acclaimed restoration works and today provide important examples of gardens in contrasting styles that continue to grow and develop. The restored 17th century watermill complex showcases the historic uses of renewable energy alongside the original working mill machinery and is set in the heart of the gardens.
The award-winning visitor facilities include the warm and welcoming Stables Kitchen Cafe with a bright, airy courtyard, shop and Plant Centre. Inside Hestercombe House find the beautiful Column Room Restaurant serving quintissentially British afternoon teas and delicious light lunches. The Hestercombe Gallery and second-hand bookshop provide lots more to see and do, whatever the weather.
The Somerset Gardens at Hestercombe are open every day (except Christmas Day) are dog friendly and host events throughout the year.