Becoming a Member at Hestercombe 

Join today and enjoy unlimited access to Hestercombe for a whole year

Described as “one of the top twenty gardens to visit in the country”, Hestercombe is always beautiful throughout the year. Join today and enjoy unlimited access to Hestercombe, with prices from £37.50 per year (new members paying by direct debit save a further 25%).

Your membership includes:

  • Unlimited access to Hestercombe Gardens for a year from date of joining for the Member, guests and children according to membership type
  • Half price entry for visitors accompanied by a Member of Hestercombe (one visitor per member)
  • Three full colour members’ newsletters per year & regular email bulletins
  • Half price entry to our partner attractions:­ Abbotsbury Sub­tropical Gardens, Forde Abbey Gardens, The Bishop’s Palace, Wells and Kilver Court.

Give a Gift of Membership to friends and family and they too can enjoy all the benefits of membership.

Upgrade your ticket

Visit Hestercombe and upgrade your ticket to an annual membership for just the difference in cost.

Example: pay £12.50 for adult entry, and upgrade to full adult single membership for an extra £15.63 (if paying by direct debit). The upgrade must be made during the day of your visit.

Prices as of 1 December 2018.


Type of MembershipNew members
Save 25%*
Standard Price


(1 adult member)


DD: £2.34


DD: £3.13

Buy Now Small


(2 adult members)


DD: £3.91


DD: £5.21

Buy Now Small

Family (1 adult)**

(1 adult member plus 5 children/grandchildren U16. One card covers the family)


DD: £3.13


DD: £4.17

Buy Now Small

Family (2 adults)**

(2 adult members plus 5 children/grandchildren U16. Two cards cover the family)


DD: £4.69


DD: £6.25

Buy Now Small

Bring A Guest

(Enjoy Hestercombe with friends or family – entry with Member only)


DD: £1.56


DD: £2.08

Add this option to any membership

Add a Child**

(an additional child U16)


DD: £0.78


DD: £1.04

Add this option to family membership
*New members price is an introductory rate for the first year only. To pay by annual or monthly Direct Debit please download, complete and return the Membership Form below **Children under 5 enter FREE
Membership Form

The Hestercombe Gardens Trust charity was established in 1997 to oversee the restoration, maintenance and development of the gardens and to protect them for future generations. By becoming a Member of Hestercombe, you will be directly contributing towards this valuable work.

Upgrade your membership by becoming 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 you can develop your membership. By becoming a Friend, Patron or Benefactor you’ll play a vital and rewarding role in supporting Hestercombe for future generations and you’ll also get the opportunity to take part in exclusive behind-the-scenes visits and tours, together with special and select events.

Find out more and decide which membership upgrade would suit you best.

Give the Gift of Membership!

Why not give the Gift of Membership to friends and family and they too can enjoy all the benefits of membership? For the person who seems to have everything, this could be just the thing. Ring us and we can arrange to post the membership pack to you or to the person for whom you have purchased this wonderful gift!

Your best friend… for just £15 your dog can become a ‘Hestercombe Best Friend for Life’. He or she will receive an attractive brass tag with their unique membership number and our logo plus a certificate of membership. A great gift idea! Call us on 01823 413923

Paying by Direct Debit

Direct Debit is an easy and convenient way to pay for your Hestercombe membership. With Direct Debit your subscription comes out of your bank automatically and there’s no need to contact us to pay. It only takes a few minutes to set up a Direct Debit – we will do the rest. If all our members paid by Direct Debit we could save time and money in administration, meaning more money will go towards the restoration and development of these historic and important gardens.

If you wish to pay for your membership by Direct Debit and claim your 25% introductory discount, please download, complete and return the Membership Form. Unfortunately, we are not able to set up direct debit payments online.

View our Membership Terms & Conditions For information or administrative queries, contact our Membership Secretary on 01823 414184

Explore all year round with Hestercombe membership…