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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…

Mothering Sunday Lunch **SOLD OUT**

Sun, 31st Mar at 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Mothering Sunday lunch at Hestercombe
Please note, this event is now fully booked. Treat your mum to a delicious two or three course lunch in our beautiful Bampfylde Hall, this Mothering Sunday. Our talented Head Chef Mathew Taylor has created an enticing menu exclusively for today. Take advantage of half-price garden entry and enjoy a wander around the springtime gardens. Lunch served 12 – 2.30pm.  Find out what’s on the menu. We are also serving a Mothering Sunday Afternoon Tea in The Column Room.

Mothering Sunday Afternoon Tea in The Column Room **SOLD OUT**

Sun, 31st Mar at 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Mothering Sunday Afternoon Tea at Hestercombe
Please note: this event is now fully booked. Treat your mum to a delicious afternoon tea in the Column Room and enjoy beautiful views over the Edwardian Garden and Somerset countryside. Take advantage of half-price garden entry and enjoy a wander around the springtime gardens. Afternoon tea served 12 – 4pm.  Find out what’s on the menu. We are also serving a Mothering Sunday lunch in the Bampfylde Hall.

Apr, 2019

Easter Afternoon Tea

Sat, 6th Apr to Mon, 22nd Apr
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Come and enjoy an Easter afternoon tea in the column room at Hestercombe
Hot cross scones, mini egg tiffin and Easter biscuits …treat yourself to our decadent Easter afternoon tea.  Enjoy waiter service in the Column Room Restaurant in Hestercombe House and admire the stunning view of the Edwardian Garden and Blackdown Hills. See the menu here. The Column Room is open weekly Wednesday – Sunday, plus Easter Monday. Afternoon tea is served from 12 – 4pm. To book, call 01823 410112 or 01823 414197.  

Dotty Duckling’s Easter Egg Hunt

£2
Sat, 6th Apr to Mon, 22nd Apr
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Join the Easter Egg Hunt at Hestercombe, part of our easter activities for kids in Somerset
Join the Easter Egg Hunt at Hestercombe this Easter! Signs of spring are popping up everywhere at Hestercombe – there are daffodils in the gardens, birds chirping in the trees and ducks splashing on the pond. Mother Duck has hidden Easter eggs all around the gardens for Dotty Duckling to find, but she has been so busy hunting for them that she is going to be late for tea! Will you join the Easter Egg Hunt and help Dotty gather…

Make a Minibeast Home

Free
Tue, 9th Apr at 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
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One event on Tue, 16th Apr, 2019 at 10:30am

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Visit Hestercombe during Easter holidays and build a bug hotel of your own - children workshops creepy crawlies home
Make a cosy home for the creepy-crawlies in your garden by making your own bug hotel. Attract lots of friendly critters to your garden and they will help your flowers to bloom. Young children may need some help from parents with this activity. Limited spaces – sign up for a bug hotel workshop at the Apple Loft when you arrive at Hestercombe on the day. Bug hotel workshops take place at: 10.30am – 11am 11.15am – 11.45am 12.45pm – 1.15pm 1.30pm…

Mill Day

Tue, 9th Apr at 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
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One event on Wed, 17th Apr, 2019 at 11:00am

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Mill Day - restored 17th century water mill at Hestercombe
Come and see our beautifully restored 17th century Hestercombe watermill in action. Meet our miller and watch them making flour while you learn about traditional milling process using turbine and waterwheel. See the wheel turning and experience the sounds and smells that would have filled the Mill Room all those years ago. The miller will be there 11am – 1pm. Normal admission applies.

Make a Minibeast Home

Free
Tue, 16th Apr at 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
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One event on Tue, 16th Apr, 2019 at 10:30am

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Visit Hestercombe during Easter holidays and build a bug hotel of your own - children workshops creepy crawlies home
Make a cosy home for the creepy-crawlies in your garden by making your own bug hotel. Attract lots of friendly critters to your garden and they will help your flowers to bloom. Young children may need some help from parents with this activity. Limited spaces – sign up for a bug hotel workshop at the Apple Loft when you arrive at Hestercombe on the day. Bug hotel workshops take place at: 10.30am – 11am 11.15am – 11.45am 12.45pm – 1.15pm 1.30pm…

Mill Day

Wed, 17th Apr at 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
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One event on Wed, 17th Apr, 2019 at 11:00am

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Mill Day - restored 17th century water mill at Hestercombe
Come and see our beautifully restored 17th century Hestercombe watermill in action. Meet our miller and watch them making flour while you learn about traditional milling process using turbine and waterwheel. See the wheel turning and experience the sounds and smells that would have filled the Mill Room all those years ago. The miller will be there 11am – 1pm. Normal admission applies.

May, 2019

Honeymead Festival presents The Albion Quartet

£15
Sat, 11th May at 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
See the Albion Quartet live at Hestercombe
  The Albion Quartet return to Hestercombe to play three wonderful string quartets. They present a programme named “The Art of Fugue; Voices in Dialogue”, exploring the beauty of the four equal voices of the quartet acting as one organism. Haydn’s revolutionary Opus 20 no 5 “Sun” Quartet in the stormy key of F minor is followed by the towering Grosse Fugue opus 133 by Beethoven. In the second half, enjoy Walton’s gorgeously romantic quartet, finished in 1947 and considered…

Wedding Open Day

Free
Sun, 12th May at 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Wedding Open Day
Come and see Hestercombe dressed for a wedding To help you visualise your wedding day we will be decorating our venues with the help of selected exhibitors. With music, cakes, dresses, flowers and more, you will be filled with ideas to make your day one to remember. Join us for complimentary canapés and drinks while you chat through your ideas in Hestercombe House, 11 – 4pm. Ignite your creativity and get your ‘wedmin’ planning well and truly underway. This is your…

Willow Hearts Workshop

£40
Tue, 14th May at 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Make a willow heart at Hestercombe
Join expert willow weaver Sarah Webb for a morning’s workshop.  She will guide you in creating a gorgeous willow heart to decorate your home or give as a gift. No willow weaving experience necessary. Enjoy tea/coffee and homemade biscuits whilst you work. £40 per person. Or call our Visitor Reception on 01823 413923. Make a day of it and take part in our Willow Basket Workshop in the afternoon.

Willow Basket Workshop

£50
Tue, 14th May at 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Join us for a willow basket weaving workshop at Hestercombe
Join expert weaver Sarah Webb on this afternoon’s workshop.  She will guide you in creating a beautiful small basket to take home with you. This workshop is a great introduction to basket making – one of the oldest crafts still in use today. No willow weaving experience necessary. Enjoy tea/coffee and homemade biscuits whilst you work. Or call our Ticket Office on 01823 413923. Make a day of it and take part in our Willow Heart Workshop in the morning.

Wildflower Wander Family Trail

Free
Sat, 25th May to Sun, 2nd Jun
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
May half term trail
Create a daisy chain of wildflowers on this springtime family trail this half term. 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. Normal admission applies.

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…