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Hestercombe’s galleries reopen with temporary exhibition

Hestercombe’s galleries reopen with temporary exhibition

As part of the Bampfylde 300 celebrations Hestercombe’s galleries have reopened with a temporary exhibition of works from our own and private collections. This temporary exhibition now focuses on two historically important artists: Coplestone Warre Bampfylde and...
From the Archives: The Kitchen Garden

From the Archives: The Kitchen Garden

Memories of Hestercombe – Part 13: The Lost Kitchen Garden The Hestercombe archives are bursting at the seams with facts, pictures and accounts of the history of Hestercombe and those who lived and worked here. In this instalment of Memories of Hestercombe, we...
New Changes to the Stables Café and Restaurant

New Changes to the Stables Café and Restaurant

The Stables Café is changing… In accordance with new government guidelines, the Stables Café at Hestercombe will be separating into a takeaway café and a table-service restaurant as of Wednesday 21st October. Both areas will be accessible via the Courtyard as normal...
Autumn Arrivals – What to Spot this October at Hestercombe

Autumn Arrivals – What to Spot this October at Hestercombe

Now that summer is behind us, the cold-loving flowers and shrubs of October have started to bloom, bringing new colours and points of interest to the gardens. Read on to discover what new autumn plants and flowers are arriving this season. Asters Now is the perfect...
Re-opening Announcement from Hestercombe

Re-opening Announcement from Hestercombe

Latest updates From w/c Monday 14th September The all-terrain ‘Tramper’ is now available to pre-book by calling Visitor Reception on 01823 413923 (please call before booking your ticket online). Visits can now be made to the Stables Cafe, Courtyard and...
Gardener Blogs: Starting New Flower Beds

Gardener Blogs: Starting New Flower Beds

By Claire Greenslade, Head Gardener Have you ever been scared to start a project in the garden because of the enormity of it? It happens to all of us, especially when deciding on the size of the flower beds. I see so many gardens with skinny flower beds and plants...