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Jul, 2019

Where function ends: Responses to the Architecture of Sir Edwin Lutyens

Sun, 14th Jul at 11:00 am to Sun, 27th Oct at 5:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Join Hestercombe Contemporary Art Gallery for exhibition 'When Function Ends'
Where function ends: Responses to the Architecture of Sir Edwin Lutyens | 14.07.19 – 27.10.19 To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944), Hestercombe Gallery presents new work by three artists that responds to the legacy of the man whose designs transformed the Hestercombe site. Through a sculptural intervention in the galleries, incorporating new works from his ongoing series The Houses, Alex Hartley will explore the contested relationship between Lutyens’ architecture and Modernism. Liz Nicols’…

Tom’s Wildflower Walks

Tue, 16th Jul at 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
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One event on Tue, 16th Jul, 2019 at 11:00am

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Tom from our Gardens Team will lead you around our beautiful Wildflower Meadow within the Georgian Landscape Garden. He will help you identify the most common flowers and explain what makes it such a thriving habitat for butterflies and bees. 11am – 12.30pm The walk will start from the Visitor Reception. Normal admission applies but there is no additional charge for the guided walk. Booking is recommended as there are limited places. Or call our Visitor Reception on 01823 413923

Butterflies & Birds Guided Walk

Mon, 22nd Jul at 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Bring your binoculars and join Brian Hill from Somerset Ornithological Society for a morning of bird and butterfly spotting in the summertime gardens. Brian will take you into the Wildflower Meadow for some butterfly spotting, helping you identify different species and the habitats they call home. Brian will also help you identify birds by their song. The walk will last around 90 minutes. Meet at the top of the Daisy Steps at 11am. Places are limited so booking is recommended.…

Folksy Theatre Presents “The Comedy Of Errors”

Sun, 28th Jul at 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Shakespeare comedy
Folksy Theatre presents Shakespeare’s classic tale of mistaken identities. After being separated from their twins in a shipwreck, Antipholus and his slave Dromio go to Ephesus to find them. The other set of twins live in Ephesus, and the new arrivals cause a case of hilarious mistaken identity. This brilliant Shakespeare comedy is filled with Folksy’s entertaining live music, audience interaction and downright silliness. Bring your friends and family to enjoy this fantastic open-air production on the Orangery Lawn. Gates…

Terrific Tuesday – Circus Fun

Tue, 30th Jul at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Roll up, roll up to our first Terrific Tuesday of the summer… Circus Fun! Have fun trying your hand at circus skills on the Orangery Lawn and be wowed by Cirque de Silk who will perform a dazzling and daring aerialist show in the gardens. Throughout the day Cirque de Silk will be running taster workshops for children to have a go at aerial arts. Plus, make circus themed crafts in the Orangery. Normal admission applies. Unless specified otherwise, all…

Aug, 2019

Model Boats on the Mill Pond

£0.50
Fri, 2nd Aug at 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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One event on Fri, 23rd Aug, 2019 at 10:00am

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Join us for model boats on the Mill Pond at Hestercombe
We’ll be sailing some beautiful model boats on the Mill Pond and there’ll be some small radio-controlled ones for you to have a go with too. No need to book – just come on down to the Pear Pond when you arrive at Hestercombe. 50p per child.  Normal admission applies. 10am – 4pm

Folksy Theatre presents ‘Mr Magnolia’

Sun, 4th Aug at 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Family show
Mr Magnolia has many things, such as an old trumpet that goes rooty-toot, some very fat owls learning to hoot, a big purple dinosaur who’s a magnificent brute, two sisters who play the flute, and even a swimming pool. But he still only has one boot! Based on the book by Quentin Blake. Join Mr Magnolia on his wacky adventures, filled with music, puppetry and wonderful characters, this family show is one not to be missed. Bring along your picnics,…

Terrific Tuesday – ‘Really Wild’ at Hestercombe

Tue, 6th Aug at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Are you ready for a really wild day at Hestercombe? Our second Terrific Tuesday this summer is all about animals. Get up close to a variety of exotic animals and big bugs at the Really Wild Learning Show. Learn lots of amazing facts about the animals and their habitats and enjoy meeting the stars of the show – snakes, lizards, frogs and more – your children will have a truly memorable experience! Head to the Orangery to create some animal-inspired…

Terrific Tuesday – Fairytales & Fantasy

Tue, 13th Aug at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Get lost in a world of fairy tales and fantasy at our third Terrific Tuesday… Award winning storyteller Sarah Mooney will bring tales to life through her interactive storytelling sessions throughout the day. Entering a world full of mythical creatures, flower-magic and folklore will spark imagination and leave your little ones buzzing with creativity. Head to the Orangery to make crafts inspired by the world of fantasy and fairy-tale… take them home and continue the storytelling! Normal admission applies.  Unless…

Terrific Tuesday – Move it, Shake it!

Tue, 20th Aug at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Get active at our fourth Terrific Tuesday as you move it, shake it and more with a day jam-packed with activities to encourage movement and fun. Yoga teacher Katie Louise will be running sessions to introduce yoga as a form of movement and mindfulness for children. Learning about different poses (tree, cat, doormouse and dog!), they’ll leave equipped with the skills to practise more at home! Hettie’s Outdoor Games will be on the Orangery Lawn with a selection of equipment……

Model Boats on the Mill Pond

£0.50
Fri, 23rd Aug at 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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One event on Fri, 23rd Aug, 2019 at 10:00am

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Join us for model boats on the Mill Pond at Hestercombe
We’ll be sailing some beautiful model boats on the Mill Pond and there’ll be some small radio-controlled ones for you to have a go with too. No need to book – just come on down to the Pear Pond when you arrive at Hestercombe. 50p per child.  Normal admission applies. 10am – 4pm

Terrific Tuesday – Hestercombe Adventurers

Tue, 27th Aug at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Calling all adventurers for our last Terrific Tuesday. We think adventure matters. That kids need it. And that the world needs adventurous kids… Let your little ones try their hand at the ancient sport of Archery with BBland Outdoor Pursuits. Great for the development of hand-eye coordination skills and perfect for igniting the adventurer within! Just for today, we’re setting up ‘Hestercombe Forest School’ in the Orchard giving all mini adventurers the chance to experience outdoor learning and take part in only-nature-required activities.…

Sep, 2019

Gardens Drawing Workshop

£75
Tue, 17th Sep at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Join artist Gemma Lane from Green Fox Workshops as you learn the art of drawing with charcoal, a beautiful and expressive medium. Combine pure relaxation, fun and see Hestercombe in a way that you’ve never seen before as you bring the gardens to life in your own unique piece of art. Suitable for beginners and intermediate, this relaxed and supportive workshop will introduce you drawing techniques which are invaluable in constructing and working up successful charcoal drawings. Materials, lunch and…

Nov, 2019

Deer in a Day Christmas Willow Workshop

£95
Thu, 21st Nov at 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
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One event on Fri, 22nd Nov, 2019 at 9:30am

One event on Wed, 27th Nov, 2019 at 9:30am

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Christmas willow workshop
Expert willow weaver Sarah Webb will guide you through the process of creating a beautiful willow deer at this fun workshop. Take your deer home to display in your garden or use it as a festive decoration. Enjoy tea, coffee and mince pies while you work in the Bampfylde Hall and a delicious two-course lunch will be served at the halfway point of your exciting project. The workshop is suitable for beginners with no prior knowledge of weaving. All materials…

Deer in a Day Christmas Willow Workshop

£95
Fri, 22nd Nov at 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
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One event on Fri, 22nd Nov, 2019 at 9:30am

One event on Wed, 27th Nov, 2019 at 9:30am

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Christmas willow workshop
Expert willow weaver Sarah Webb will guide you through the process of creating a beautiful willow deer at this fun workshop. Take your deer home to display in your garden or use it as a festive decoration. Enjoy tea, coffee and mince pies while you work in the Bampfylde Hall and a delicious two-course lunch will be served at the halfway point of your exciting project. The workshop is suitable for beginners with no prior knowledge of weaving. All materials…

Deer in a Day Christmas Willow Workshop

£95
Wed, 27th Nov at 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
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One event on Fri, 22nd Nov, 2019 at 9:30am

One event on Wed, 27th Nov, 2019 at 9:30am

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Christmas willow workshop
Expert willow weaver Sarah Webb will guide you through the process of creating a beautiful willow deer at this fun workshop. Take your deer home to display in your garden or use it as a festive decoration. Enjoy tea, coffee and mince pies while you work in the Bampfylde Hall and a delicious two-course lunch will be served at the halfway point of your exciting project. The workshop is suitable for beginners with no prior knowledge of weaving. All materials…

Dec, 2019

Wreath Making Workshops

£40
Sun, 1st Dec at 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
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One event on Mon, 2nd Dec, 2019 at 9:30am

One event on Fri, 6th Dec, 2019 at 9:30am

One event on Sun, 8th Dec, 2019 at 9:30am

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Deck the halls with a handmade wreath! Join florist Jan Boddington from Blue Shed Flowers for a workshop to make a beautiful Christmas wreath to hang on your door at home over the festive season. Jan will share her expert tips to help you create an attractive foraged wreath using lots of lovely ever-green foliage and fresh moss. Enjoy tea or coffee and a mince pie while you work… We are running eight wreath making workshops: Sunday 1st December: 9:30am…

Wreath Making Workshops

£40
Mon, 2nd Dec at 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
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One event on Mon, 2nd Dec, 2019 at 9:30am

One event on Fri, 6th Dec, 2019 at 9:30am

One event on Sun, 8th Dec, 2019 at 9:30am

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Deck the halls with a handmade wreath! Join florist Jan Boddington from Blue Shed Flowers for a workshop to make a beautiful Christmas wreath to hang on your door at home over the festive season. Jan will share her expert tips to help you create an attractive foraged wreath using lots of lovely ever-green foliage and fresh moss. Enjoy tea or coffee and a mince pie while you work… We are running eight wreath making workshops: Sunday 1st December: 9:30am…

Wreath Making Workshops

£40
Fri, 6th Dec at 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
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One event on Mon, 2nd Dec, 2019 at 9:30am

One event on Fri, 6th Dec, 2019 at 9:30am

One event on Sun, 8th Dec, 2019 at 9:30am

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Deck the halls with a handmade wreath! Join florist Jan Boddington from Blue Shed Flowers for a workshop to make a beautiful Christmas wreath to hang on your door at home over the festive season. Jan will share her expert tips to help you create an attractive foraged wreath using lots of lovely ever-green foliage and fresh moss. Enjoy tea or coffee and a mince pie while you work… We are running eight wreath making workshops: Sunday 1st December: 9:30am…

Festive Piano Suppers

Fri, 6th Dec at 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Friday, repeating until Fri, 20th Dec, 2019

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Join Hestercombe for sumptuous Christmas suppers with live piano accompaniment
Hestercombe’s historic Column Room Restaurant will be open for special sumptuous evening suppers on selected dates in December. Complete with live festive piano music from internationally-renowned pianist Kylie Borg and a delicious festive menu from our Head Chef Mathew Taylor, this is the perfect way to get into the festive mood – and a fabulous pre-Christmas treat for friends and loved ones! Christmas Suppers take place on Friday 6th December, Friday 13th December and Friday 20th December 2019. Price Prices for…

Wreath Making Workshops

£40
Sun, 8th Dec at 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
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One event on Mon, 2nd Dec, 2019 at 9:30am

One event on Fri, 6th Dec, 2019 at 9:30am

One event on Sun, 8th Dec, 2019 at 9:30am

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Deck the halls with a handmade wreath! Join florist Jan Boddington from Blue Shed Flowers for a workshop to make a beautiful Christmas wreath to hang on your door at home over the festive season. Jan will share her expert tips to help you create an attractive foraged wreath using lots of lovely ever-green foliage and fresh moss. Enjoy tea or coffee and a mince pie while you work… We are running eight wreath making workshops: Sunday 1st December: 9:30am…

Festive Piano Suppers

Fri, 13th Dec at 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Friday, repeating until Fri, 20th Dec, 2019

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Join Hestercombe for sumptuous Christmas suppers with live piano accompaniment
Hestercombe’s historic Column Room Restaurant will be open for special sumptuous evening suppers on selected dates in December. Complete with live festive piano music from internationally-renowned pianist Kylie Borg and a delicious festive menu from our Head Chef Mathew Taylor, this is the perfect way to get into the festive mood – and a fabulous pre-Christmas treat for friends and loved ones! Christmas Suppers take place on Friday 6th December, Friday 13th December and Friday 20th December 2019. Price Prices for…

Festive Piano Suppers

Fri, 20th Dec at 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Friday, repeating until Fri, 20th Dec, 2019

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Join Hestercombe for sumptuous Christmas suppers with live piano accompaniment
Hestercombe’s historic Column Room Restaurant will be open for special sumptuous evening suppers on selected dates in December. Complete with live festive piano music from internationally-renowned pianist Kylie Borg and a delicious festive menu from our Head Chef Mathew Taylor, this is the perfect way to get into the festive mood – and a fabulous pre-Christmas treat for friends and loved ones! Christmas Suppers take place on Friday 6th December, Friday 13th December and Friday 20th December 2019. Price Prices for…