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Nov, 2018

Materiality: provisional states

Sat, 10th Nov, 2018 at 11:00 am to Sun, 24th Feb, 2019 at 4:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
The art exhibition Materiality: provisional states showcases new work at Hestercombe Contemporary Art Gallery
A contemporary art exhibition inspired by the surroundings of Hestercombe will showcase the work of three artists this autumn/winter. Sarah Bennett, Megan Calver and Philippa Lawrence have been directly engaged with Hestercombe House and Gardens over three years and the resulting exhibition has developed from these experiences. It features exhibits using a range of media from photography, sculpture to drawing and text. Collectively interested in issues related to labour and the management of landscape and nature, Materiality: provisional states aims to…

Jan, 2019

Giant Book Sale

Mon, 7th Jan at 11:00 am to Sun, 3rd Feb at 4:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Make your New Year’s resolution to read more books… and then visit our Giant Book Sale! Browse thousands of quality second-hand books on offer from our vast selection, including: fiction, non fiction, children’s titles and lifestyle books covering gardening, cooking, history and other specialist subjects. All proceeds from the sale go directly to the Hestercombe Gardens Trust to continue with the maintenance and restoration of Hestercombe Gardens. Free entry to the book sale in the Bampfylde Hall. Monday 7th January –…

Apple pruning workshop *SOLD OUT*

Fri, 25th Jan at 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
*THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT* Join our Head Gardener Claire Greenslade for a morning’s workshop.  She’ll share her top tips about the best way to prune apple trees so you have healthy trees and a good crop. Gloves, sturdy footwear and secateurs required. 10am – 12.30pm £22 per person Garden admission fee (at half-price) applies to non-members. Or call our Visitor Reception on 01823 413923 View our event cancellation and refund policy here.
£20

Silverpoint Workshop with artist Sarah Bennett *SOLD OUT*

Fri, 25th Jan at 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
*PLEASE NOTE: this event is now sold out* Join renowned artist Sarah Bennett for a silverpoint workshop at Hestercombe on Friday 25 January 2019. Materials will be provided. Spaces are limited so early booking is advised. Sarah is one of three artists featured in Hestercombe Gallery’s exhibition, Materiality: provisional states. Inspired by the surroundings of Hestercombe, this exhibition showcases the work of artists Sarah Bennett, Megan Calver and Philippa Lawrence who have been directly engaged with us over three years.…

Feb, 2019

Valentine’s Dinner

Thu, 14th Feb at 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Treat your loved one to a special Valentine's Day meal at Hestercombe, with 7 course tasting menu
Valentine’s Dinner Join us for a romantic Valentine’s evening beneath a canopy of fairy lights in our Bampfylde Hall. Enjoy a seven course tasting menu prepared by our Head Chef and listen to jazz tunes from the 1920s performed live. Seven course tasting menu Pink prosecco and sharing canapés upon arrival Starter Goat’s cheese mousse with fresh spring vegetables and basil oil Fish course Fish ceviche: pickled cucumber, confit lemon and a dill yogurt Main course Pan fried fillet of…
£22

Rose pruning workshop *SOLD OUT*

Fri, 15th Feb at 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
*PLEASE NOTE: this event is now sold out* Join our Head Gardener Claire Greenslade for a morning’s workshop.  She’ll share her top-tips to help you keep your roses blooming perfectly. Gloves, sturdy footwear and secateurs required. 10am – 12.30pm £22 per person Garden admission fee (at half-price) applies to non-members. Or call our Visitor Reception on 01823 413923. View our event cancellation and refund policy here.
£10

‘Materiality Disclosed’ Seminar

Fri, 15th Feb at 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Join us for a seminar looking at Hestercombe Gallery’s exhibition, Materiality: provisional states. Featuring artists Sarah Bennett, Megan Calver, Philippa Lawrence, and poet and writer Cherry Smyth, this will also include the launch of the exhibition catalogue. Tickets: £10. About Materiality: provisional states Inspired by the surroundings of Hestercombe, this exhibition showcases the work of artists Sarah Bennett, Megan Calver and Philippa Lawrence who have been directly engaged with us over three years. Collectively interested in issues related to labour…
Free

Muddy Boots Wild Art Trail

Sat, 16th Feb at 10:00 am to Sun, 24th Feb at 4:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Enjoy getting out and about on our February Half Term children's garden trail, 'Muddy Boots Wild Art Trail'
Get your welly boots muddy as you explore our February half-term family trail and fill up your own natural art box! Forage for berries, leaves, moss and more to add to your box to take home and create wild art with. This trail is free – normal garden admission applies. Open 10am – 4pm, Saturday 16th until Sunday 24th February 2019.