Fungi, Fiction and Festive Fayre!

November at Hestercombe kicks off with a Historical Writer’s

Association Day as part of the Taunton Literary Festival. Throughout

the day a range of authors including Anthony Riches, Karen Maitland

and J.D. Davies, will be in conversation covering the subjects of The

Romans, Historical Crime and Naval Fiction. Combine food for the

mind with food for the body by booking Lunch and Two Talks for just

£20 or Tea (a cream one) and Two Talks for £15.

If you prefer the great outdoors, then on the same day, November 3rd

venture into the extensive grounds at Hestercombe between 10am and

12pm, on a Fungal Foray with fungi expert Michael Jordan, Chairman

of the British Fungal Groups. This is a fascinating insight into this curious

inhabitant of our wild places. Spot the different types of mushrooms and

toadstools but do not eat them without Michael’s specific guidance, they

may be poisonous!

On Saturday November 16th 10am – 7pm and Sunday 17th 10am –

5pm get ahead of the rush and enjoy the ever popular Hestercombe

Christmas Market. For £3 on line or £3.50 on the door take advantage

of this magical market, bursting with fresh ideas to start you Christmas

shopping. Delight in over 60 stalls with homemade and handmade

gifts to temp in a festive setting accompanied by seasonal choirs in the

lavishly decorated Courtyard, mince pies, mulled wine and traditional

treats from the Stables Kitchen. The Hestercombe shop will also be

bedecked with twinkling Christmas gifts.

For further information Hestercombe at Christmas

Hestercombe Gardens aerial Pawel Borowski DJI 0038

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