Where function ends: Responses to the Architecture of Sir Edwin Lutyens | 14.07.19 – 27.10.19 To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944), Hestercombe Gallery presents new work by three artists that responds to the legacy of the man whose designs transformed the Hestercombe site. Through a sculptural intervention in the galleries, incorporating new works from his ongoing series The Houses, Alex Hartley will explore the contested relationship between Lutyens’ architecture and Modernism. Liz Nicols’…
Hestercombe is pleased to welcome the International Garden Photographer of the Year exhibition 2019. From September 18th – November 20th come and enjoy this outdoor exhibition of botanical imagery from the selected winners. The competition which is open to amateurs and professionals worldwide followed the theme 'Help us celebrate the beauty and importance of a green planet'.
Looking for the perfect Christmas present ideas? Hestercombe is here to help with your Christmas present conundrums. Here’s some Christmas gift ideas that will be sure to please. You’re welcome! Hestercombe Membership For the person who seems to have everything, this could be just the thing. A gift to enjoy all year round, members can enjoy unlimited access to Hestercombe 364 days a year. Lots of opportunity to enjoy our 50 acres of gardens, contemporary art gallery and series of…
Hestercombe’s Plant Centre will be holding its end of summer season Plant Sale from 10am on Saturday 12th October. Visit early to get the best bargains! There will be a good choice of herbaceous plants, alpines and herbs on sale and now is the perfect time to get plants established, creating a cost effective but fantastic display next year. The Gift Shop, Plant Centre and Cafe at Hestercombe are all free to enter, no admission or membership fee required. Please…
The The Taunton Toad Trail auction will take place at Hestercombe Gardens at 3pm on Sunday 13th October. The Raffle will also be drawn at the auction – please see the Taunton Toad Trail website for further information. Raffle tickets can be bought at Hestercombe among other venues. Please note the guide price for a Toad is between £900 – £3,000 About the Taunton Toads The Taunton Toad Trail has been created to help celebrate the 60th anniversary of…
Come along to take part in one of the hour-long workshops to equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to save a life in the event of an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Restart a Heart Day raises awareness about cardiac arrest and helps people to learn CPR, giving them lifesaving skills and the confidence to use them.
Investigate the mysterious disappearance of Lady Mildred Hester this October half-term at Hestercombe. Step back in time to 31st October 1860. A guest of the family has disappeared in the gardens at Hestercombe and the Head Gardener Terrence needs your help finding her. Become a detective as you search high and low, crack the riddles and solve the mystery of Mildred’s disappearance. Collect a reward from the Ticket Office at the end. £2 per trail, plus normal admission. Adults aren’t…
free with normal garden admission; members free
Adults aren’t left out of the fun this Halloween at Hestercombe – a more challenging version of our Halloween trail is available for all seasoned detectives out there. If you enjoy a whodunit murder mystery, this is a trail for you. Help Inspector Dutchcroft find the culprit behind the murder of Mildred Hester, a (fictional) guest at Hestercombe in 1860. Meet the main suspects, uncover motives and examine the alibis before making up your mind about who murdered Mildred. Normal…
As our Halloween trail is set at 19th century Hestercombe, during half-term we’re making toys that Victorian children would have played with in a series of family craft workshops. On Monday 28th October, we’ll be making shadow puppets. There’ll also be shows throughout the day. Drop in anytime between 10am and 3pm. Normal admission applies.
As our Halloween trail in set at 19th century Hestercombe, during half-term we’re making toys that Victorian children would have played with in a series of family craft workshops. On Tuesday 29th October, join us in the Apple Loft to make a peg doll. Drop in anytime between 10am and 3pm. Normal admission applies.