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Hestercombe Gardens

Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
01823 413923 https://www.hestercombe.com

Mar, 2019

Simon Faithfull: Elsewhen

Sat, 9th Mar to Sun, 30th Jun
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Join Hestercombe Contemporary Art Gallery and Simon Faithfull for exhibition 'Elsewhen'
Simon Faithfull: Elsewhen | 09.03.19 – 30.06.19 The solo exhibition ‘Elsewhen’ brings together a series of works and interventions by internationally acclaimed artist Simon Faithfull that collectively act as a kind of orientation device for both the artist and the visitor to Hestercombe Gallery. Many of Faithfull’s works endeavour to subjectively map the planet that the artist finds himself on – attempting to understand his place in both time and space. Faithfull often tries to bring back personal accounts of…

May, 2019

Wildflower Wander Family Trail

Free
Sat, 25th May to Sun, 2nd Jun
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Join in the Wildflower Wander gardens trail at Hestercombe for this May school holidays activities
Wildflower Wander Family Trail – May Half Term School Holiday Activities Create a daisy chain of wildflowers on this springtime family trail this May half term school holiday. Wander through the gardens and discover the beautiful wildflowers in bloom this month, drawing each flower you find on your trail sheet to fill in all the gaps and complete your daisy chain. This trail is free; normal garden admission applies.  

Bank Holiday BBQ

Mon, 27th May at 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Our chefs will be cooking up a storm on our Courtyard barbecue – enjoy sizzling hot food and an array of delicious sides. Adults: £10.95 Children: £5.95 Food served 12 – 3pm

Charcoal Burning Day

Free
Tue, 28th May at 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Our estates team will be up in the woods making charcoal.  It’s smoky, dirty work but we’ve got our restored charcoal burner’s hut for a bit of shelter if needed. We’ll be at the Charcoal Burner’s Camp all day and into the evening so wander up and see what we’re doing. Have a go at drawing with charcoal and toast marshmallows on the fire. We are keeping the gardens open for a little longer today so you can enjoy Hestercombe…

Jun, 2019

Meet the Gardener

Fri, 7th Jun at 11:00 am to 11:20 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Friday, repeating until Fri, 28th Jun, 2019

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Before you explore the summertime gardens, meet one of our friendly garden team for an introduction to the unique combination of Georgian, Edwardian and Victorian garden design at Hestercombe. No need to book – just meet at the top of the Daisy Steps at 11am. Normal garden admission applies, free to Hestercombe members. Every Friday in June.

Plant Fair

£3
Sun, 9th Jun at 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
New for this year, our plant fair will be a brilliant opportunity to meet local growers and pick up some blooms for your garden at home.  There will be 17 specialist nurseries selling herbs, perennials and roses, as well as metal and willow plant supports. See a list of all the stallholders here. Admission £3 (£2 for Hestercombe members) Visitors to the plant fair get a 20% discount on admission to the gardens and house. The plant fair will be…

Head Gardener’s After Hours Tour and Supper

£35
Thu, 13th Jun at 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Join our Head Gardener Claire Greenslade and enjoy this special evening tour of the gardens at their most colourful time of year.  Having worked at Hestercombe for over a decade, Claire will share with you her knowledge and passion for the gardens as she guides you around the Georgian Landscape Garden, the Victorian Terrace and Gertrude Jekyll and Edwin Lutyens’ Edwardian Garden.  It’s a rare opportunity to discover some little known facts about Hestercombe and ask Claire your questions about…

Summer Evening Supper in the Column Room

£20
Thu, 13th Jun at 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Enjoy a delicious summer evening supper in the Column Room Restaurant in Hestercombe House and enjoy the wonderful view of Hestercombe’s Edwardian garden. Supper menu Main Butterflied Cornish mackerel with crushed new potatoes, Wye Valley asparagus and a watercress chimichurri. Dessert Gooseberry and elderflower fool with a shortbread biscuit. Served with a small glass of white or red wine. For the vegetarian option or any other dietary requirements, email victoriahill@hestercombe.com with your booking reference. £20 per person for two courses. Food will…

Meet the Gardener

Fri, 14th Jun at 11:00 am to 11:20 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Friday, repeating until Fri, 28th Jun, 2019

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Before you explore the summertime gardens, meet one of our friendly garden team for an introduction to the unique combination of Georgian, Edwardian and Victorian garden design at Hestercombe. No need to book – just meet at the top of the Daisy Steps at 11am. Normal garden admission applies, free to Hestercombe members. Every Friday in June.

Summer Lates: Fire & Feast Night

£6.25
Wed, 19th Jun at 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Experience the gardens until 8pm on the warm summer evenings with our season of special summer lates openings.
Experience the magic of the gardens after hours Head up to our Charcoal Burner’s Camp, toast marshmallows and then enjoy an al fresco BBQ and salad. The gardens will be open for you to explore until 8pm. Enjoy the gardens until 8pm on the warm summer evenings with our season of special late openings. You’ll be able to explore the landscapes after hours and leave work behind for a little while. Each evening there will be some tasty food and…

Meet the Gardener

Fri, 21st Jun at 11:00 am to 11:20 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Friday, repeating until Fri, 28th Jun, 2019

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Before you explore the summertime gardens, meet one of our friendly garden team for an introduction to the unique combination of Georgian, Edwardian and Victorian garden design at Hestercombe. No need to book – just meet at the top of the Daisy Steps at 11am. Normal garden admission applies, free to Hestercombe members. Every Friday in June.

Summer Lates: Punting on the Pear Pond

£6.25
Wed, 26th Jun at 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Experience the gardens until 8pm on the warm summer evenings with our season of special summer lates openings.
Experience the magic of the gardens after hours Join us to enjoy a trip on our traditional punt and experience the gardens in a way that the Edwardians would have done, whilst taking in the tranquillity of the water and Landscape Garden. Enjoy the gardens until 8pm on the warm summer evenings with our season of special late openings. You’ll be able to explore the landscapes after hours and leave work behind for a little while. Each evening there will…

Meet the Gardener

Fri, 28th Jun at 11:00 am to 11:20 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Friday, repeating until Fri, 28th Jun, 2019

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Before you explore the summertime gardens, meet one of our friendly garden team for an introduction to the unique combination of Georgian, Edwardian and Victorian garden design at Hestercombe. No need to book – just meet at the top of the Daisy Steps at 11am. Normal garden admission applies, free to Hestercombe members. Every Friday in June.

Jul, 2019

Summer Lates: Pizza & Music Nights

£6.25
Wed, 3rd Jul at 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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One event on Wed, 10th Jul, 2019 at 5:00pm

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Experience the gardens until 8pm on the warm summer evenings with our season of special summer lates openings.
Grab a wood-fired pizza, a selection of salads and a cold drink and enjoy the gardens at your leisure. There will be live music emanating from within the trees to lend a true Georgian feel to your experience. Enjoy the gardens until 8pm on the warm summer evenings with our season of special late openings. You’ll be able to explore the landscapes after hours and leave work behind for a little while. Each evening there will be some tasty food…

The FB Pocket Orchestra: Jazz on the Lawn

Sun, 7th Jul at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Kickstart summer with our Jazz on the Lawn jazz concert - vintage hot jazz, blues, ragtime and dances
Kick start summer with hot jazz, blues, ragtime and dances from the 1920s and 1930s. Bring a picnic, find a spot on the Orangery Lawn and get your toes tapping! Expect blues, hot jazz, ragtime, waltzes, songs and dances from long ago and far away! Working backwards from the 1930s, the FB Pocket Orchestra explores a repertoire that formed the embryo of what is now known as popular music. The members originally began playing together simply as an exercise in…

Summer Lates: Pizza & Music Nights

£6.25
Wed, 10th Jul at 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Wed, 10th Jul, 2019 at 5:00pm

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Experience the gardens until 8pm on the warm summer evenings with our season of special summer lates openings.
Grab a wood-fired pizza, a selection of salads and a cold drink and enjoy the gardens at your leisure. There will be live music emanating from within the trees to lend a true Georgian feel to your experience. Enjoy the gardens until 8pm on the warm summer evenings with our season of special late openings. You’ll be able to explore the landscapes after hours and leave work behind for a little while. Each evening there will be some tasty food…

Folksy Theatre Presents “The Comedy Of Errors”

Sun, 28th Jul at 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Shakespeare comedy
Folksy Theatre presents Shakespeare’s classic tale of mistaken identities. After being separated from their twins in a shipwreck, Antipholus and his slave Dromio go to Ephesus to find them. The other set of twins live in Ephesus, and the new arrivals cause a case of hilarious mistaken identity. This brilliant Shakespeare comedy is filled with Folksy’s entertaining live music, audience interaction and downright silliness. Bring your friends and family to enjoy this fantastic open-air production on the Orangery Lawn. Gates…

Aug, 2019

Folksy Theatre presents ‘Mr Magnolia’

Sun, 4th Aug at 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Family show
Mr Magnolia has many things, such as an old trumpet that goes rooty-toot, some very fat owls learning to hoot, a big purple dinosaur who’s a magnificent brute, two sisters who play the flute, and even a swimming pool. But he still only has one boot! Based on the book by Quentin Blake. Join Mr Magnolia on his wacky adventures, filled with music, puppetry and wonderful characters, this family show is one not to be missed. Bring along your picnics,…