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

Events at Hestercombe

Nov, 2017

Trish Morrissey: A Certain Slant of Light

Sat, 18th Nov, 2017 to Sun, 25th Feb, 2018
Trish Morrissey works with photography, film and video. As Hestercombe’s 2017 Artist in residence, she has made a major new body of work about the lives of Miss Warre (1790 – 1872) and Mrs Portman (1854 – 1951), women who at different times in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries ran the Hestercombe estate. Drawing on sources from the Hestercombe archive, Morrissey’s new work also explores themes of class, gender and role play, body and gesture, the language of photography,…

Odyssean: Topographies

Sat, 18th Nov, 2017 at 11:00 am to Sun, 25th Feb, 2018 at 4:00 pm
Natasha Rosling, Alexander Stevenson, Alistair Grant, Simon Lee Dicker How is technology changing our relationship to landscape? Four artists reconsider the physical world through sound, sculpture, food, film and digital animation. During 2015-16, Natasha Rosling, Alexander Stevenson, Alistair Grant and Simon Lee Dicker instigated a series of artist residencies across the Orkney Isles. From different locations – a remote bothy, a lighthouse, a beachside golf course and a burial chamber – each artist developed distinctive connections with the archipelago, its…
Dec, 2017

Festive Skating

Sat, 2nd Dec, 2017 to Sun, 7th Jan, 2018
Get your skates on… Come and have a go on the undercover skate rink at Hestercombe this Christmas (it’s artificial so you won’t get too chilly!). Housed in a magical winter marquee, you can skate whatever the weather and enjoy some festive refreshments rink side too. Skating at Hestercombe is popular, so booking a time slot is a good idea as spaces fill up quickly on busy days. See below for details of opening times and prices. Make a day of it……

Get Ready Reindeers: Festive Family Trail

Sat, 2nd Dec, 2017 to Sun, 7th Jan, 2018
Help Father Christmas get ready for his travels by finding everything he needs to take with him in his sleigh. Trail: £1 per child.  Normal admission applies.

Father Christmas

Sat, 9th Dec to Sun, 24th Dec
Meet Father Christmas in his secret folly…. Father Christmas is taking time out of his busy Christmas schedule to take up residence at Hestercombe. Book now to enjoy a magical experience where every child can speak to the man in red himself and receive their own special toy. When you arrive, you’ll be greeted by one of our friendly Hestercombe elves, then you’ll wander through the wintertime gardens to meet Father Christmas. In his little house, the log fire will be roaring, lights…

Folksy Theatre presents ‘The Snow Queen’

Sun, 17th Dec at 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Enjoy a story of bravery and friendship brought to life in Folksy’s uniquely engaging style. Filled with live music and puppetry, it’s a great Christmas treat for all the family.  A little girl named Gerda crosses forests, mountains and hills to reach the Snow Kingdom and rescue her friend Kai from The Snow Queen. Tickets Adults: £13.50 Children: £8 (3 – 16 yoa, under 3s are free) Concessions: £10 Family: £38 (2 adults and 2 children) Show running time is…

Folksy Theatre presents ‘The Snow Queen’

Mon, 18th Dec at 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Enjoy a story of bravery and friendship brought to life in Folksy’s uniquely engaging style. Filled with live music and puppetry, it’s a great Christmas treat for all the family. A little girl named Gerda crosses forests, mountains and hills to reach the Snow Kingdom and rescue her friend Kai from The Snow Queen. Tickets Adults: £13.50; Children: £8 (3-16 YOA, under 3s are free) Concessions: £10 Family: £38 (2 adults and 2 children) Show running time is 1hr and…
Jan, 2018

Giant Book Sale

Fri, 12th Jan, 2018 at 11:00 am to Sun, 4th Feb, 2018 at 4:00 pm
Make your news years resolution to read more books… then visit our Giant Book Sale to browse thousands of quality second-hand books: Fiction, non fiction, childrens titles and lots of lifestyle books covering gardening, cooking, history and other specialist subjects. All proceeds from the sale go directly to the Hestercombe Gardens Trust to continue with the maintenance and restoration of Hestercombe Gardens. Free entry to the book sale in the Bampfylde Hall. Admission to the Gardens and House still applies.…

Apple pruning workshop

Fri, 26th Jan, 2018 at 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Join our Head Gardener Claire Greenslade for a morning’s workshop.  She’ll share her top tips about the best way to prune apple trees so you have healthy trees and a good crop. Gloves, sturdy footwear and secateurs required. 10am – 12.30pm £22 per person Garden admission fee (at half-price) applies to non-members.   Or call our Visitor Reception on 01823 413923 View our event cancellation and refund policy here.
Feb, 2018

Rose pruning workshop

Fri, 23rd Feb, 2018 at 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Join our Head Gardener Claire Greenslade for a morning’s workshop.  She’ll share her top-tips to help you keep your roses blooming perfectly. Gloves, sturdy footwear and secateurs required. 10am – 12.30pm £22 per person Garden admission fee (at half-price) applies to non-members. Or call our Visitor Reception on 01823 413923. View our event cancellation and refund policy here.