An increase of Goldfinches at Hestercombe

An increase of Goldfinches at Hestercombe

Some good news from the gardens: our gardeners Ben and Claire have been noticing that there are many more goldfinches at Hestercombe than usual. And rather incredibly for this people-shy species, one is even nesting in a standard rose on the Victorian Terrace! If you...
Why gardening is the best form of mindfulness

Why gardening is the best form of mindfulness

Written by Trina Davis for hestercombe.com Mindfulness appears to be all the rage these days — and for good reason. University of Oxford professor Willem Kuyken shares that this practice is about developing a greater sense of awareness that ultimately teaches one to...
How to Manage a Large Garden During a Lockdown

How to Manage a Large Garden During a Lockdown

by Claire Greenslade, Hestercombe’s Head Gardener How do you manage a large garden with a furloughed team and locked down volunteers?! Who knew that this would ever be a question I would have to ask myself. This virus is something that none of us had been able...
Re-opening Announcement from Hestercombe

Re-opening Announcement from Hestercombe

Latest updates Hestercombe Gardens has now reopened. Please use the ‘Book your visit’ button below to secure your timed slot. Each Friday we will open bookings for the following Wednesday to Sunday period (we will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays). In order to ensure...