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…..
Welcome to Hestercombe House and Gardens, 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 provide important examples of gardens in contrasting styles that continue to grow and develop. The restored 17th century watermill complex showcases historic uses of renewable energy alongside the original working mill machinery.
The award-winning visitor facilities include the warm and welcoming Stables Kitchen Cafe with a bright, airy courtyard, gift shop and plant centre. Inside the historic Hestercombe House find the beautiful Column Room Restaurant serving quintessential British afternoon teas and delicious light lunches.
The Hestercombe Contemporary Art Gallery and second-hand bookshop provide lots more to see and do, whatever the weather.
Open every day (except Christmas Day), the gardens at Hestercombe are dog-friendly and host events throughout the year.
One event on Tue, 16th Jul, 2019 at 11:00am
An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Friday, repeating until Fri, 28th Jun, 2019
One event on Wed, 10th Jul, 2019 at 5:00pm
News & Blogs
Alex Hartley, Liz Nicol and Oliver Sutherland…Where function ends: Responses to the architecture of Sir Edwin Lutyens. Hestercombe Gallery, Taunton, 14 July – 27 October 2019. To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944), Hestercombe Gallery presents new work by three artists that responds to the legacy of the man whose designs transformed the Hestercombe site.read more