Tree’s not a Crowd: National Tree Week

Tree’s not a Crowd: National Tree Week

Naturally, we’re tree mad here at Hestercombe, and as it’s National Tree Week, we want to shout about some of the trees we’re particularly fond of. It’s both the perfect time for planting trees, and celebrating the ones we have. Did you know that our sweet chestnut on...
Hestercombe Paintings Selected for Major National Art Exhibition

Hestercombe Paintings Selected for Major National Art Exhibition

We were delighted to hear that work by South West artist Maria Rose has been selected from 1,600 entries to appear alongside paintings by some of Britain’s leading painters in this year’s Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) Annual Exhibition. Two works from Maria’s...
Putting the Gardens to Bed for the Winter

Putting the Gardens to Bed for the Winter

The arrival of November means our team of gardeners are busy preparing the gardens for the chilly winter months that lie ahead. We’ve been chatting to our Head Gardener Claire to find out what this involves.   1) Digging up the gladioli corms The sight of peach...