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Events at Hestercombe

At Hestercombe you’ll find a lively programme of events, offering everything from arts and crafts workshops, family trails and plant fairs to live music and theatre, food and drink and health and wellbeing.

Find our upcoming events below, or use the filters to sort through the different categories.

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Coplestone Warre Bampfylde: A Gentleman of Taste *temporarily closed

1 Mar at 11:00 am to 28 Feb at 4:00 pm
From £6.65

*Please note, Hestercombe House (including the Gallery, and this exhibition) is temporarily closed due to the national lockdown - please check back here for further updates.

'A Gentleman of Taste' is a year-long exhibition exploring the many themes running through the life and work of Hestercombe's former owner, Coplestone Warre Bampfylde (1720 - 1791).

Jackdaw Line by Richard Long

8 Jul at 10:00 am to 27 Jun at 4:00 pm
From £6.65

Celebrated artist Richard Long’s newly installed artwork Jackdaw Line is set in Hestercombe’s Georgian Landscape Garden. Book your visit now.

Open-Up: Outdoor Gallery Exhibition

19 Aug at 10:00 am to 27 Jun at 4:00 pm
From £6.65

Hestercombe Gallery's series of outdoor artworks commissioned in response to the Covid-19 pandemic includes work by Richard Long, Sarah Bennett, Jo Lathwood and more.

Entry is included with standard gardens admission.

*Postponed* Takeaway Pie Night

23 Jan at 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
From £10.50

*Event temporarily postponed*

Celebrate our nation's love of pies with this delicious takeaway pie night from Hestercombe's team of chefs.

Collection only; limited availability.

*Postponed* Takeaway Italian Night

29 Jan at 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
From £9.50

*Event temporarily postponed*

Pick up some delicious Italian food fresh from the pizza oven at Hestercombe, plus a selection of pasta, arrancini and Italian desserts.

Collection only; limited availability.

Bampfylde Lecture 2021: Sir Andrew Burns

26 Feb at 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Free

Join Sir Andrew Burns KCMG, outgoing Chair of the Board of Trustees for Hestercombe Gardens Trust, for the annual Bampfylde Lecture – this year for the first time delivered to your screens remotely.

In 2021's Lecture, Sir Andrew will review what Hestercombe has achieved over the last 16 years and more; our future plans, and why giving fresh life to Hestercombe is so important in the public interest.

Artists and the Garden: New Perspectives Conference

24 May at 9:00 am to 25 May at 5:00 pm

‘Artists and the Garden: New Perspectives’ is a conference co-organised by Kingston University and Hestercombe; exploring the relationship between cultural production and the garden.

Christmas Market

19 Nov at 9:00 am to 21 Nov at 5:00 pm
From £3

Visit the much-loved annual Christmas Market to find a great range of locally sourced gifts, crafts and Christmas presents.

Entry prices TBC; event is subject to change depending on the Coronavirus pandemic restrictions.

There are no events scheduled in this category - please check back soon as they are regularly added.

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There are no events scheduled in this category - please check back soon as they are regularly added.

In the meantime, why not sign up to receive our What's On emails and be the first to hear of new events, offers and blog posts!

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Bampfylde Lecture 2021: Sir Andrew Burns

26 Feb at 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Free

Join Sir Andrew Burns KCMG, outgoing Chair of the Board of Trustees for Hestercombe Gardens Trust, for the annual Bampfylde Lecture – this year for the first time delivered to your screens remotely.

In 2021's Lecture, Sir Andrew will review what Hestercombe has achieved over the last 16 years and more; our future plans, and why giving fresh life to Hestercombe is so important in the public interest.

There are no events scheduled in this category - please check back soon as they are regularly added.

In the meantime, why not sign up to receive our What's On emails and be the first to hear of new events, offers and blog posts!

Sign up

There are no events scheduled in this category - please check back soon as they are regularly added.

In the meantime, why not sign up to receive our What's On emails and be the first to hear of new events, offers and blog posts!

Sign up

*Postponed* Takeaway Pie Night

23 Jan at 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
From £10.50

*Event temporarily postponed*

Celebrate our nation's love of pies with this delicious takeaway pie night from Hestercombe's team of chefs.

Collection only; limited availability.

*Postponed* Takeaway Italian Night

29 Jan at 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
From £9.50

*Event temporarily postponed*

Pick up some delicious Italian food fresh from the pizza oven at Hestercombe, plus a selection of pasta, arrancini and Italian desserts.

Collection only; limited availability.

Coplestone Warre Bampfylde: A Gentleman of Taste *temporarily closed

1 Mar at 11:00 am to 28 Feb at 4:00 pm
From £6.65

*Please note, Hestercombe House (including the Gallery, and this exhibition) is temporarily closed due to the national lockdown - please check back here for further updates.

'A Gentleman of Taste' is a year-long exhibition exploring the many themes running through the life and work of Hestercombe's former owner, Coplestone Warre Bampfylde (1720 - 1791).

Jackdaw Line by Richard Long

8 Jul at 10:00 am to 27 Jun at 4:00 pm
From £6.65

Celebrated artist Richard Long’s newly installed artwork Jackdaw Line is set in Hestercombe’s Georgian Landscape Garden. Book your visit now.

Open-Up: Outdoor Gallery Exhibition

19 Aug at 10:00 am to 27 Jun at 4:00 pm
From £6.65

Hestercombe Gallery's series of outdoor artworks commissioned in response to the Covid-19 pandemic includes work by Richard Long, Sarah Bennett, Jo Lathwood and more.

Entry is included with standard gardens admission.

Artists and the Garden: New Perspectives Conference

24 May at 9:00 am to 25 May at 5:00 pm

‘Artists and the Garden: New Perspectives’ is a conference co-organised by Kingston University and Hestercombe; exploring the relationship between cultural production and the garden.