Events at Hestercombe…

Festive Skating

Sat, 2nd Dec, 2017 to Sun, 7th Jan, 2018
Get your skates on… Come and have a go on the undercover skate rink at Hestercombe this Christmas (it’s artificial so you won’t get Find out more »

Folksy Theatre presents ‘The Snow Queen’

Mon, 18th Dec at 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Enjoy a story of bravery and friendship brought to life in Folksy’s uniquely engaging style. Filled with live music and puppetry, it’s a great Chr Find out more »

Christmas Concert

Thu, 21st Dec at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Taunton Concert Band will perform a set of our favourite Christmas music with their symphonic wind band in the Bampfylde Hall.  Feel festive as y Find out more »

Apple pruning workshop

Fri, 26th Jan, 2018 at 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Join our Head Gardener Claire Greenslade for a morning’s workshop.  She’ll share her top tips about the best way to prune apple trees so Find out 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 award-winning visitor facilities include the warm and welcoming Stables Kitchen Cafe with a bright, airy courtyard. Plus find the Column Room Restaurant inside Hestercombe House serving quintissentially British afternoon teas and delicious light lunches.

The Gardens Shop is full of beautiful things for the home and garden and the Plant Centre is well stocked with a wide variety of plants. These facilities and the well-appointed picnic area and under 7s playground have free entry. 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.

There are so many things to do! The Somerset Gardens at Hestercombe are open all year round (except Christmas Day), has lots of exciting events and loves your dogs!

Hestercombe is an independent charity and all proceeds from garden admission, retail and events support the restoration, maintenance and development of these beautiful gardens. Registered Charity Number: 1060000.

What Our Visitors Have To Say

Great day out – love it here. My favourite place near home – the kids love it!

As a Christmas treat today I took my little cousin and her friend to visit Santa, then ice skating, the children wanted me to say thank you as they had the best time ever and Santa was amazing, they are still wondering how he knew about the untidy bedroom and eating all their vegetables!!!!
Thank you, very happy, Emelia and Toby