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28th February 2020

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Bampfylde Lecture & Supper 2020: Bampfylde’s Somerset - 28th February 2020

The Bampfylde Lecture is part of Bampfylde 300, celebrating the life and work of Coplestone Warre Bampfylde, in 2020 at Hestercombe

Join Tom Mayberry for the 2020 Bampfylde Lecture at Hestercombe Gardens, Somerset

Join Tom Mayberry, Chief Executive of the South West Heritage Trust, for the annual Bampfylde Lecture – a celebration of the birthday of Coplestone Warre Bampfylde, designer of the Landscape Garden at Hestercombe.

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This year, the Bampfylde Lecture takes on a special significance as 2020 marks the 300th anniversary of his birth.

In this lecture, Tom Mayberry will set Bampfylde’s achievements as an artist, architect and garden designer in the context of 18th century Somerset.

Long years of conflict in the previous century were over and Bampfylde’s Somerset was being transformed by new money, new ideas and new creativity. It was a transformation in which Bampfylde played his own distinguished part. The lecture will seek to show how, three hundred years after his birth at Hestercombe, he deserves to be understood as a striking and remarkable representative of his times.

Pre-lecture Supper

Make an evening of it and enjoy a two course supper in Hestercombe House before the lecture.

Please note, the vegetarian option must be pre-ordered by Wednesday 26th February. To pre-order this, please email Victoria Hill with your booking reference.

Main course

Chicken supreme served with smoked bacon potato cake, roasted carrots and a creamy garlic sauce.


Mushroom filo strudel with Parmentier potatoes, roasted carrots and creamy garlic sauce (v) *


Lemon tart

Accompanied by a glass of red or white wine.

Supper served from 5.45pm, lecture begins at 7.30pm.


Supper and lecture: £31.95

Lecture only: £10

Book your tickets for both via the Book now button above.


Fri, 28th Feb
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
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01823 413923


Hestercombe Gardens
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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