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The Wonders of Walking

The Wonders of Walking

  At this time of year when the weather is unpredictable and the days are still short, it can be hard to find the motivation to get outdoors and stretch your legs. However, a walk around a beautiful natural environment like Hestercombe can do wonders for both...
Christmas Table Styling Secrets From a Florist

Christmas Table Styling Secrets From a Florist

Your Christmas tree is brimming with baubles, a lush green wreath is hanging on the front door and your windows are framed with twinkling fairy lights, but have you thought about your Christmas dining table? We’ve been chatting to local florist Jan Waters from JW...
Hestercombe Paintings Selected for Major National Art Exhibition

Hestercombe Paintings Selected for Major National Art Exhibition

We were delighted to hear that work by South West artist Maria Rose has been selected from 1,600 entries to appear alongside paintings by some of Britain’s leading painters in this year’s Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) Annual Exhibition. Two works from Maria’s...
Putting the Gardens to Bed for the Winter

Putting the Gardens to Bed for the Winter

The arrival of November means our team of gardeners are busy preparing the gardens for the chilly winter months that lie ahead. We’ve been chatting to our Head Gardener Claire to find out what this involves.   1) Digging up the gladioli corms The sight of peach...
What’s Looking Good in the Gardens: The Glorious Great Plat

What’s Looking Good in the Gardens: The Glorious Great Plat

It’s mid-August which means the Formal Garden is blooming and it’s star turn, the Great Plat, has bundles of colour. Looking at the Plat from the Victorian Terrace, the scene is punctuated by cartoon-bright blooms: electric-blue delphiniums, coral and red...