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Sep, 2019

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Fri, 27th Sep
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
We are joining in with the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 27th September in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Our pastry chefs are making two special treats for the occasion. We will have a blueberry velvet cake with lime frosting and apple scones with blackberry jam and clotted cream.  They will be available all day (but we can’t guarantee how long they’ll stay around!) in our Stables Café. We will be asking for a discretionary donation to Macmillan Cancer…

Oct, 2019

Nordic Walking

£59
Tue, 1st Oct at 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Nordic Walking uses 90% of the body’s muscles, burning up to 46% more calories than regular walking does. It tones the upper arms, shoulders and back muscles and reduces load and strain on the lower body.
Nordic Walking Nordic Walking uses 90% of the body’s muscles, burning up to 46% more calories than regular walking does. It tones the upper arms, shoulders and back muscles and reduces load and strain on the lower body. Great for all ages and levels of fitness, it’s a great way of keeping fit and enjoying the great outdoors! This October, enjoy a series of four sessions of Nordic Walking provided by partners 1610, with a free taster session on 24th…

Hestercombe Gallery Event: Where Function Ends Symposium

£10
Fri, 11th Oct at 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
  Taking its theme from the current exhibition in Hestercombe Gallery, this one-day symposium will explore in more detail the life and work of Sir Edwin Lutyens and the contemporary art works made in response to Lutyens and Hestercombe in the Portman-era. Speakers will include Lutyens expert Charles Hind, Chief Curator of Drawings at the Royal Institute of British Architects, Niall Hobhouse of Drawing Matter, exhibiting artists Alex Hartley, Liz Nicol and Oliver Sutherland, and special guest Neville Gabie who…

End of Season Plant Sale

Free
Sat, 12th Oct at 10:00 am to Sun, 3rd Nov at 5:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Visit Hestercombe's Plant Centre and Gift Shop for the end of summer season Plant Sale
Hestercombe’s Plant Centre will be holding its end of summer season Plant Sale from 10am on Saturday 12th October. Visit early to get the best bargains! There will be a good choice of herbaceous plants, alpines and herbs on sale and now is the perfect time to get plants established, creating a cost effective but fantastic display next year. The Gift Shop, Plant Centre and Cafe at Hestercombe are all free to enter, no admission or membership fee required. Please…

Fungal Foray

Sun, 13th Oct at 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Michael Jordan, author and chairman of the Association of British Fungal Groups, will lead a fun and informative walk through the gardens to discover and identify the many different types of mushrooms and toadstools to be found at Hestercombe. £12 + half price garden entry (doesn’t apply to members) Or call our Visitor Reception on 01823 413923

Restart a Heart Day 2019

Free
Wed, 16th Oct at 10:30 am to 4:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Come along to take part in one of the hour-long workshops to equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to save a life in the event of an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Restart a Heart Day raises awareness about cardiac arrest and helps people to learn CPR, giving them lifesaving skills and the confidence to use them.

Halloween Trail: The Curious Case of Mildred Hester

£2
Sat, 19th Oct at 10:00 am to Sun, 3rd Nov at 4:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Half-term Halloween trail for children in Somerset
Investigate the mysterious disappearance of Lady Mildred Hester this October half-term at Hestercombe. Step back in time to 31st October 1860. A guest of the family has disappeared in the gardens at Hestercombe and the Head Gardener Terrence needs your help finding her. Become a detective as you search high and low, crack the riddles and solve the mystery of Mildred’s disappearance. Collect a reward from the Ticket Office at the end. £2 per trail, plus normal admission. Adults aren’t…

Murder Mystery Trail: The Curious Case of Mildred Hester

free with normal garden admission; members free
Sat, 19th Oct at 10:00 am to Sun, 3rd Nov at 4:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Adults aren’t left out of the fun this Halloween at Hestercombe – a more challenging version of our Halloween trail is available for all seasoned detectives out there. If you enjoy a whodunit murder mystery, this is a trail for you. Help Inspector Dutchcroft find the culprit behind the murder of Mildred Hester, a (fictional) guest at Hestercombe in 1860. Meet the main suspects, uncover motives and examine the alibis before making up your mind about who murdered Mildred. Normal…

Penny Dreadful: Halloween Family Theatre

Wed, 30th Oct at 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
There are chills and chuckles in abundance with this original one-woman show featuring Sweeney Todd’s partner in crime, Mrs Lovett. Be appalled by a plethora of other grotesque characters from the grisly pages of the Victorian era’s penny dreadful papers in a theatrical comedy suitable for children and the young at heart. Performed by the ‘Don’t Go into the Cellar!’ theatre company, the show will take place in the Bampfylde Hall at Hestercombe. Booking is advised. This performance is suitable…

Nov, 2019

Urthworks by Ben Rivers

Sat, 9th Nov, 2019 at 11:00 am to Sun, 9th Feb, 2020 at 4:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Somerset Clade 5 - Ben Rivers - Urthworks
Renowned artist Ben Rivers presents his new exhibition Urthworks at Hestercombe Gallery, Somerset, from 9 November 2019 to 9 February 2020.

Christmas Market

Fri, 15th Nov to Sun, 17th Nov
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
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,…

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 9:30 am

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

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 9:30 am

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

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Fri, 22nd Nov, 2019 at 9:30 am

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

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 9:30 am

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

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

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 9:30 am

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

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

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…

Christmas Carols at Hestercombe

£8
Thu, 5th Dec at 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
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One event on Thu, 12th Dec, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Christmas carol concert in Taunton
Feel festive as you enjoy your your favourite carols and seasonal tunes, performed by the Military Wives Choir and Taunton Concert Band.

Wreath Making Workshops

£40
Fri, 6th Dec at 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Mon, 2nd Dec, 2019 at 9:30 am

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

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

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 6:30 pm 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 Two courses…

Father Christmas at Hestercombe

£9
Sat, 7th Dec to Tue, 24th Dec
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Meet Father Christmas in his secret Somerset 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 the man in red and receive their own special gift. 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…

Wreath Making Workshops

£40
Sun, 8th Dec at 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Mon, 2nd Dec, 2019 at 9:30 am

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

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

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…

Christmas Carols at Hestercombe

£8
Thu, 12th Dec at 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Thu, 12th Dec, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Christmas carol concert in Taunton
Feel festive as you enjoy your your favourite carols and seasonal tunes, performed by the Military Wives Choir and Taunton Concert Band.

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 6:30 pm 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 Two courses…

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 6:30 pm 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 Two courses…

Christmas Theatre: The Elves and the Shoemaker

Sat, 21st Dec at 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
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One event on Sat, 21st Dec, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Book Christmas theatre tickets at Hestercombe
Bring the whole family to enjoy a Christmas Theatre performance of 'The Elves and the Shoemaker' at Hestercombe. Folksy Theatre bring this much-loved Christmas tale to life using live performers, puppetry, music and downright silliness. This production brings something a little different to the well-known festive story and it is the perfect event to kick-start the Christmas holidays.

Christmas Theatre: The Elves and the Shoemaker

Sat, 21st Dec at 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
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One event on Sat, 21st Dec, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Book Christmas theatre tickets at Hestercombe
Bring the whole family to enjoy a Christmas Theatre performance of 'The Elves and the Shoemaker' at Hestercombe. Folksy Theatre bring this much-loved Christmas tale to life using live performers, puppetry, music and downright silliness. This production brings something a little different to the well-known festive story and it is the perfect event to kick-start the Christmas holidays.

Feb, 2020

Wellbeing Retreat

£60
Sun, 9th Feb, 2020 at 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Set in the beautiful surroundings of Hestercombe Gardens, this retreat focuses on achieving mindfulness and restorative calm through a combination of Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi meditation and Forest Bathing (green space mindfulness).
Set in the beautiful surroundings of Hestercombe Gardens, this retreat focuses on achieving mindfulness and restorative calm through a combination of Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi meditation and Forest Bathing (green space mindfulness).