Wonderful Wildflowers

Wonderful Wildflowers

At this time of year our beautiful wildflower meadow is a haze of flowers with the hum of bees and the fluttering of butterflies.  It’s a lovely spot to amble around on a summer’s day. Hay meadows have been part of the Hestercombe estate for centuries. The...
Buzzing About Our New Bees

Buzzing About Our New Bees

We’re welcoming bees into a new home at Hestercombe, with the delivery of six hives for these humble honey makers. Ian Stiby and Rosie Ellis, who are beekeeping partners at Three Bridges Apriary, have brought the new colony to the orchards of Hestercombe so we can...
How We Make Charcoal

How We Make Charcoal

Tomorrow is Charcoal Burning Day at Hestercombe. It means an early start for our Gardens Team who will light the kiln at 5am and stay up at the Charcoal Burner’s Camp in the woods until it gets dark and the charcoal is made. We’re also open a little later than usual...
Looking After Our Feathered Friends

Looking After Our Feathered Friends

For the keen twitcher, the amateur bird watcher or the casual observer of our feathered friends, we’ve the perfect setting at Hestercombe to get a view of some of Britain’s favourite garden birds. Findings from the recent 40th RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch highlighted...
Moshulu Shoes Shoots Summer 2019 Catalogue at Hestercombe

Moshulu Shoes Shoots Summer 2019 Catalogue at Hestercombe

Devon-based company Moshulu recently used the Edwardian Garden at Hestercombe as the backdrop for their summer 2019 campaign photo shoot. The honey coloured stone of the Edwardian Garden was the perfect pairing for their signature pastel shades. Moshulu is home to a...