To visit the Gardens, House & Gallery, please book a ticket online before you arrive. The Stables, Plant Centre & Caffè + Gelato are free to enter. Summer Late openings take place every Wednesday evening (except 30th June, 22nd September)
The plant sale starts this weekend in the plant centre at Hestercombe. It's a great time to bag a bargain and a great time of the year to get things planted and established before the frosts and give them a head start for spring.
We have just lifted the Gladioli from the plat in the formal garden and they are available for you to take home in return for a donation to Hestercombe Gardens.
We have 2 colours:
Gladioli 'Traderhorn' is a bright red glad with a white throat.
Gladioli 'Ibadan' is a beautifully gentle salmon coloured glad
To store the corms, keep them spaced apart to dry up- on something like a cake cooling tray. When the leaves of the glad have browned and died off, cut them about an inch above the corm. Then you can store them in a paper bag in the shed until spring when they can be planted.
So come and get your glads!