Support Us

As an independent charity (1060000) Hestercombe relies on the generous support of individuals and other charitable organisations to continue with our award­-winning restoration, maintenance and development of these historic gardens and buildings. There are a number of ways that you can contribute towards this valuable work ­ from purchasing an annual membership through to contributing to our popular ‘Buy a Brick’ campaign. Follow the links below to find out how you can help to support and safeguard the future of Hestercombe for generations to come. The most rewarding and enjoyable way to support Hestercombe is simply to visit. Every penny of an entry ticket purchased, souvenir bought and scone scoffed contributes directly towards the continuing development of Hestercombe. Go to our Your Visit page to find out more about our opening times and entry prices, or our What’s On page for events, exhibitions, talks and workshops on offer to visitors the whole year round.

Membership

Enjoy the benefits of annual membership

Annual membership means you can visit whenever you choose for a nominal one­-off payment. With so much going on at Hestercombe, whether you’re a garden fanatic, a dog walker or a family looking for weekend activities and events, then membership will suit you perfectly.

Volunteers

Volunteer and feel rewarded

Hestercombe relies heavily on the generosity and energy of volunteers across the whole site, from the gardens to the gallery and house, for events and with administrative support. If you have time to spare and enjoy working with a happy and enthusiastic team please contact us!

Become a Friend, Patron or Benefactor 

If you’d like to become more involved and contribute to Hestercombe’s future, there are a number of ways to develop your annual membership. Each upgrade gives additional benefits and the opportunity to take part in exclusive and select events.

Wills and legacies

Remember Hestercombe in your will

Our intention is to protect Hestercombe for future generations. Any gift, large or small that supports our work is very gratefully received. Your gift can ensure that Hestercombe is enjoyed by others, just as you have enjoyed it.

Hestercombe Gardens Appeal

If you love Hestercombe and would like to help us to complete the restoration of these historic gardens, then please consider making a donation. However big or small  each donation is gratefully received and goes towards securing our future.

Dedicate a Crab Apple Tree

Hestercombe Gardens is to plant sixty Crab Apple Trees to re-instate the avenue of trees through Sandilands Wood. Tree planting can make a wonderful anniversary or birthday present as well as a special memorial for loved ones. Call us to find out more: 01823413923