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Help name Hestercombe's new swans in this competition!Competition Time: Help Name Hestercombe’s Swans

Entries to this competition have now been closed – thank you to everybody who has entered! Winning names will be chosen by Hestercombe’s Chief Executive, Philip White MBE and Head Gardener, Claire Greenslade and announced here and on social media in mid-June. Winners of the competition will receive a special prize.

About our new(ish) swans

At the end of 2019, we welcomed two new Polish swans to Hestercombe. Following the sad passing of our previous swan resident in December 2018 – affectionately called ‘Grumpy’, ‘Angry Bob’, and ‘Swanny’ among other equally ingenious monikers – we are now hoping to come up with names for our two new swans (we have a younger male and an older female).

They are currently settling in really well around the Pear Pond and Mill Pond, and have struck up solid friendships with the legion of ducks, who were without a leader for almost a whole year.