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Jul, 2018

prospect refuge hazard 2 by Helen Sear

Sat, 14th Jul to Sun, 28th Oct
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
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Helen Sears' exhibition, Prospect Refuge Hazard 2 at Hestercombe Contemporary Art Gallery in Somerset
This exhibition presents a new and recent body of work by internationally acclaimed artist Helen Sear, whose practice can be characterised by her exploration of the crossover between photography and fine art and her focus on the co-existence of the human, animal and natural worlds. Consisting of works made since 2015 it is her most ambitious exhibition in the UK to date. The Hestercombe Gallery is open every day 11 – 5pm  
Oct, 2018
£2

The Great Golden Pumpkin Hunt

Sat, 27th Oct to Sun, 4th Nov
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
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Visit Hestercombe this Halloween half term and take the magical Great Golden Pumpkin Hunt!
Head to Hestercombe this half term and take part in The Great Golden Pumpkin Hunt. Willow the Witch is preparing a special magical potion. The most important ingredient is a slice of a golden pumpkin but they are very rare and difficult to find. However, there is rumoured to be one within the gardens at Hestercombe. It’s your job to hunt high and low – up in the woods and down by the lake – and see if you can…
Nov, 2018

Materiality: provisional states

Sat, 10th Nov, 2018 at 11:00 am to Sun, 24th Feb, 2019 at 4:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
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The art exhibition Materiality: provisional states showcases new work at Hestercombe Contemporary Art Gallery
A contemporary art exhibition inspired by the surroundings of Hestercombe will showcase the work of three artists this autumn/winter. Sarah Bennett, Megan Calver and Philippa Lawrence have been directly engaged with Hestercombe House and Gardens over three years and the resulting exhibition has developed from these experiences. It features exhibits using a range of media from photography, sculpture to drawing and text. Collectively interested in issues related to labour and the management of landscape and nature, Materiality: provisional states aims to…

Christmas Market

Fri, 16th Nov to Sun, 18th Nov
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
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Visit Hestercombe's Christmas Market near Taunton in Somerset between 16-18 November 2018
Come and explore our annual Christmas market near Taunton in the heart of Somerset, featuring over 60 festive stalls bursting with beautiful gifts, delicious treats and unusual hand-crafted items. A huge Christmas tree brimming with baubles will provide the backdrop for choirs performing carols in the Courtyard and we’ll have entertainment to keep the little ones busy (weekend only). In the Stables Café and Bampfylde Hall we’ll be selling festive food and drink including wonderfully crumbly mince pies, indulgent Yule logs,…
Dec, 2018

Family Skating

Sat, 1st Dec, 2018 to Sun, 6th Jan, 2019
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
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Get your skates on! Come and have a go at skating 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. Christmas 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…

Wreath Making Workshops

Sat, 1st Dec at 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
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Deck the halls with a handmade wreath! Join florist Jan Waters from JW Blooms for a workshop to make a beautiful Christmas wreath to hang on your door at home. Using lots of lovely fresh foliage, Jan will share her expert tips to help you create a wonderful wreath to bring the festive spirit into your home. Enjoy tea or coffee and a mince pie while you work. We are running six wreath making workshops: Saturday 1st December: 9:30am – 12:30pm…

Hetty Hedgehog’s Christmas Party: Festive Family Trail

Sun, 2nd Dec, 2018 to Sun, 6th Jan, 2019
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
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Can you help Hetty the Hedgehog get ready for her Christmas Party? There are invitations to write, decorations to buy and party bags to fill. Enjoy some fresh air as you follow our trail around the wintry gardens. Prices Trail: £2 per child Normal admission applies.  

Wreath Making Workshops

Sun, 2nd Dec at 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
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Deck the halls with a handmade wreath! Join florist Jan Waters from JW Blooms for a workshop to make a beautiful Christmas wreath to hang on your door at home. Using lots of lovely fresh foliage, Jan will share her expert tips to help you create a wonderful wreath to bring the festive spirit into your home. Enjoy tea or coffee and a mince pie while you work. We are running six wreath making workshops: Saturday 1st December: 9:30am – 12:30pm…

Wreath Making Workshops

Mon, 3rd Dec at 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
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Deck the halls with a handmade wreath! Join florist Jan Waters from JW Blooms for a workshop to make a beautiful Christmas wreath to hang on your door at home. Using lots of lovely fresh foliage, Jan will share her expert tips to help you create a wonderful wreath to bring the festive spirit into your home. Enjoy tea or coffee and a mince pie while you work. We are running six wreath making workshops: Saturday 1st December: 9:30am – 12:30pm…

Deer in a Day Christmas Willow Workshop *SOLD OUT*

Thu, 6th Dec at 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
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Christmas willow workshop
**NB this event is now sold out** If you’ve missed out on a ticket this time, don’t worry – book onto our Christmas Wreath making workshops on Saturday 1st December, Sunday 2nd December and Monday 3rd December. Expert willow weaver Sarah Webb will guide you in creating a beautiful willow deer. Take it home and display the deer in your garden or use it as a festive decoration. Enjoy tea, coffee and mince pies while you work in the Bampfylde…