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Let's stay safe this festive season


We are so happy to be open and able to host our exciting Christmas events once again!

With a recent change in law regarding mask-wearing, we are now politely asking all visitors to wear a mask inside our Gift Shop, Gallery and any other inside spaces.

In light of recent news about the rising rates of COVID-19 in the local area and new variants across the UK, we would also like to remind visitors to of other preventive measures such frequent hand-washing and physical distancing, which can help slow the spread of the virus.

To ensure that our festive events are as COVID-safe as possible, for the first time we are selling timed arrival tickets to many of our Christmas events. To control the flow of visitors throughout the day, we ask that you stick to your arrival time for such events.

We are open daily (7 days a week), from 10am - 5pm (last entry 3.30pm / 3pm on days ILLUMINATE is showing).

Please note, the venue will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day to give our lovely staff a well-deserved break with their families.

Membership at Hestercombe

Join today and enjoy unlimited access to Hestercombe for a whole year

Described as “one of the top twenty gardens to visit in the country”, Hestercombe is always beautiful throughout the year. Join today and enjoy unlimited access, with prices from £41.50 per year.

Your membership includes:

  • Unlimited access to Hestercombe Gardens for a year from date of joining for the Member, guests and children according to membership type
  • Half price entry for visitors accompanied by a Member of Hestercombe (one visitor per member)
  • Two full colour members’ newsletters per year & regular email bulletins
  • Discounts on tickets to selected events at Hestercombe
  • Half price entry to our partner attractions:­ Abbotsbury Sub­tropical Gardens, Forde Abbey Gardens, The Bishop’s Palace, Wells, and The Garden House.

Give a Gift of Membership to friends and family and they too can enjoy all the benefits of membership.


Upgrade your ticket

Visit Hestercombe and upgrade your ticket to an annual membership for just the difference in cost.

Example: pay £13.75 for adult entry, and upgrade to full adult single membership for an extra £27.75 (£2.31 by monthly Direct Debit). The upgrade must be made during the day of your visit. Prices correct as of 1st April 2021.

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