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Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
01823 413923https://www.hestercombe.com

Events at Hestercombe

Apr, 2017

Completing the picture: an exhibition

Fri, 21st Apr at 11:00 am to Sat, 30th Sep at 5:00 pm
As we celebrate our 20th anniversary year we’ve selected 20 amazing images to highlight key moments in Hestercombe’s life. Take a trip through our archives and find out more about Hestercombe’s history and transformational restoration. Location: Portman Room – ground floor of Hestercombe House Included in normal admission or free for Hestercombe members Open every day 11am – 5pm
Jul, 2017

The Dynamics of Drifting by Tim Knowles

Sat, 15th Jul at 11:00 am to Sun, 5th Nov at 5:00 pm
This is the first solo exhibition of artist Tim Knowles’s work since 2014 and is the most extensive presentation of his work to date. ‘Dynamics of Drifting’ presents a series of work that forge and record passages through land and water. Light, ink, water and wind all travel and pivot on the meeting of human will and forces beyond our control: the direction and force of the wind, the flow of the water and the pull of gravity. Tim Knowles…
Aug, 2017

Model boats on the Mill Pond

Thu, 24th Aug at 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Tone Valley Model Boat Club will be sailing their beautiful boats on the Mill Pond and they’ll be bringing some small radio-controlled boats for you to have a go with too. No need to book – just come on down to the Mill Pond when you arrive at Hestercombe. 50p per child. Normal admission applies. 10am – 4pm

Folksy Theatre presents ‘The Princess and the Pig’

Sun, 27th Aug at 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Folksy’s outdoor performance of this wonderful story should not be missed.  With puppetry, characters, singing and lots of fun, pack up your picnic basket and enjoy! Advance tickets: Adult: £13.50; Child (3-15 years): £8; Family (2 adults and 2 children): £38 Children who are two or under are free. Or call our Visitor Reception on 01823 413923 The show will go on…! This outdoor performance will go ahead unless the weather conditions pose a danger to the cast or visitors.…

Terrific Tuesday – Mini Gardening

Tue, 29th Aug at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
During the summer holidays, enjoy Terrific Tuesdays at Hestercombe – a day filled with crafts, trails, sports & more. With a different theme each Tuesday, you can try something new every week. The last Terrific Tuesday of the summer has a gardening theme – come and have a go at planting activities and make garden crafts. Normal admission applies.   Don’t miss the other Terrific Tuesdays during the summer holidays… Tuesday 25th July – Fête Fun Tuesday 1st August –…
Sep, 2017

Cuttings Workshop

Thu, 7th Sep at 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Join our Head Gardener Claire Greenslade for a morning’s workshop.  She’ll share her expert tips and you’ll take some cuttings from the Hestercombe gardens home with you. £22 per person + half price garden entry (doesn’t apply to members). Bring secateurs and sturdy footwear. Or call our Visitor Reception on 01823 413923.

Willow Workshop

Mon, 11th Sep at 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Expert willow weaver Sarah Webb will guide you in creating a beautiful conical plant climber for your garden. No willow weaving experience necessary. Enjoy tea/coffee and homemade biscuits whilst you work. £35 per person. Or call our Visitor Reception on 018236 413923.
Oct, 2017

Fungal Foray

Sun, 15th Oct at 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
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