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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
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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…

Christmas Market

Fri, 16th Nov to Sun, 18th Nov
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
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Visit Hestercombe's Christmas Market near Taunton in Somerset between 16-18 November 2018
Come and explore our annual Christmas market near Taunton in the heart of Somerset, featuring over 60 festive stalls bursting with beautiful gifts, delicious treats and unusual hand-crafted items. A huge Christmas tree brimming with baubles will provide the backdrop for choirs performing carols in the Courtyard and we’ll have entertainment to keep the little ones busy (weekend only). In the Stables Café and Bampfylde Hall we’ll be selling festive food and drink including wonderfully crumbly mince pies, indulgent Yule logs,…
Dec, 2018

Family Skating

Sat, 1st Dec, 2018 to Sun, 6th Jan, 2019
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
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Get your skates on! Come and have a go at skating on the undercover skate rink at Hestercombe this Christmas (it’s artificial so you won’t get too chilly!) Housed in a magical winter marquee, you can skate whatever the weather and enjoy some festive refreshments rink side too. Christmas Skating at Hestercombe is popular, so booking a time slot is a good idea as spaces fill up quickly on busy days. See below for details of opening times and prices. Make a…

Wreath Making Workshops *SOLD OUT*

Sat, 1st Dec at 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
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**This event is sold out but spaces are still available for Monday 3rd December** Deck the halls with a handmade wreath! Join florist Jan Waters from JW Blooms for a workshop to make a beautiful Christmas wreath to hang on your door at home. Using lots of lovely fresh foliage, Jan will share her expert tips to help you create a wonderful wreath to bring the festive spirit into your home. Enjoy tea or coffee and a mince pie while you…

Hetty Hedgehog’s Christmas Party: Festive Family Trail

Sun, 2nd Dec, 2018 to Sun, 6th Jan, 2019
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
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Can you help Hetty the Hedgehog get ready for her Christmas Party? There are invitations to write, decorations to buy and party bags to fill. Enjoy some fresh air as you follow our trail around the wintry gardens. Prices Trail: £2 per child Normal admission applies.  

Wreath Making Workshops *SOLD OUT*

Sun, 2nd Dec at 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
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**This event is sold out but spaces are still available for Monday 3rd December** Deck the halls with a handmade wreath! Join florist Jan Waters from JW Blooms for a workshop to make a beautiful Christmas wreath to hang on your door at home. Using lots of lovely fresh foliage, Jan will share her expert tips to help you create a wonderful wreath to bring the festive spirit into your home. Enjoy tea or coffee and a mince pie while you…

Wreath Making Workshops

Mon, 3rd Dec at 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
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Deck the halls with a handmade wreath! Join florist Jan Waters from JW Blooms for a workshop to make a beautiful Christmas wreath to hang on your door at home. Using lots of lovely fresh foliage, Jan will share her expert tips to help you create a wonderful wreath to bring the festive spirit into your home. Enjoy tea or coffee and a mince pie while you work. We are running six wreath making workshops: Saturday 1st December: 9:30am – 12:30pm…

Deer in a Day Christmas Willow Workshop *SOLD OUT*

Thu, 6th Dec at 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
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Christmas willow workshop
If you’ve missed out on a ticket this time, don’t worry – book onto our Christmas Wreath making workshops on Saturday 1st December, Sunday 2nd December and Monday 3rd December.

Deer in a Day Christmas Willow Workshop *SOLD OUT*

Fri, 7th Dec at 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
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Christmas willow workshop
**NB this event is now sold out** If you’ve missed out on a ticket this time, don’t worry – book onto our Christmas Wreath making workshops on Saturday 1st December, Sunday 2nd December and Monday 3rd December instead. Expert willow weaver Sarah Webb will guide you in creating a beautiful willow deer. Take it home and display the deer in your garden or use it as a festive decoration. Enjoy tea, coffee and mince pies while you work in the Bampfylde…
£30 - £35

Festive Piano Suppers

Fri, 7th Dec at 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Fri, 21st Dec, 2018
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
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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! How to book To book your place at the Festive Piano Supper, call 01823 410112 or email columnroom@hestercombe.com. Booking is…

Father Christmas

Sat, 8th Dec to Mon, 24th Dec
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
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Meet Father Christmas in his secret folly Father Christmas is taking time out of his busy Christmas schedule to take up residence at Hestercombe! Visit Hestercombe this Christmas to enjoy a magical Father Christmas experience where every child can meet Santa and receive their own special toy. When you arrive, you’ll be greeted by one of our friendly Hestercombe elves, then you’ll wander through the wintertime gardens to meet Father Christmas. In his little house, the log fire will be roaring, lights will…

Folksy Theatre presents ‘The Tin Soldier’

Sat, 8th Dec at 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
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Enjoy this classic fairy tale about a tin soldier’s love for a paper ballerina.  Filled with puppetry and live music, this is a show for all the family to enjoy. Advance tickets Adult: £13.50 Child: £8 Concession (over 60s and students): £10 Family: £38 The Tin Soldier is being performed on two dates – Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th December at 3pm. The show running time is 1 hour and 10 minutes. Book your tickets using the link below or…

Folksy Theatre presents ‘The Tin Soldier’

Sun, 9th Dec at 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
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Enjoy this classic fairy tale about a tin soldier’s love for a paper ballerina.  Filled with puppetry and live music, this is a show for all the family to enjoy. Advance tickets Adult: £13.50 Child: £8 Concession: £10 Family: £38 The Tin Soldier is being performed on two dates – Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th December at 3pm. The show running time is 1 hour and 10 minutes. Book your tickets using the link below or by calling our Visitor…
£30 - £35

Festive Piano Suppers

Fri, 14th Dec at 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Fri, 21st Dec, 2018
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
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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! How to book To book your place at the Festive Piano Supper, call 01823 410112 or email columnroom@hestercombe.com. Booking is…
£30 - £35

Festive Piano Suppers

Fri, 21st Dec at 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until Fri, 21st Dec, 2018
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
+ Google Map
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! How to book To book your place at the Festive Piano Supper, call 01823 410112 or email columnroom@hestercombe.com. Booking is…
Jan, 2019

Apple pruning workshop

Fri, 25th Jan, 2019 at 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
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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

Fri, 25th Jan, 2019 at 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
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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. Bookings will open via this webpage shortly. 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. Collectively…
Feb, 2019

Rose pruning workshop

Fri, 15th Feb, 2019 at 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
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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, 2019 at 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
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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 – on sale shortly. 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…