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…
Wildflower Wander Family Trail – May Half Term School Holiday Activities Create a daisy chain of wildflowers on this springtime family trail this May half term school holiday. 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. This trail is free; normal garden admission applies.
Our chefs will be cooking up a storm on our Courtyard barbecue – enjoy sizzling hot food and an array of delicious sides. Adults: £10.95 Children: £5.95 Food served 12 – 3pm
Join us in the Apple Loft and make a spring craft to take home with you. As our half-term trail is all about wildflowers, we’re going to be making beautiful paper flowers. This is a free workshop. Workshops throughout the day at 10.30, 11.30, 12.30 & 1.30. Limited places – sign up for a workshop at the Apple Loft on the day. Normal admission applies.
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. Normal admission applies. Last entry at 5PM.
Before you explore the summertime gardens, meet one of our friendly garden team for an introduction to the unique combination of Georgian, Edwardian and Victorian garden design at Hestercombe. No need to book – just meet at the top of the Daisy Steps at 11am. Normal garden admission applies, free to Hestercombe members. Every Friday in June.
In association with Dartmouth Films, Hestercombe presents a very special preview screening of a new film about designer and plantsman Piet Oudolf with introduction by Hestercombe’s Head Gardener, Claire Greenslade. This fascinating new documentary immerses viewers in the work of designer and plantsman Piet Oudolf – who challenges conventional notions of nature, public space and beauty. Journey through all four seasons in stunning gardens and locations around the world. Intimate discussions take place through all fours seasons in Piet’s own gardens…
New for this year, our plant fair will be a brilliant opportunity to meet local growers and pick up some blooms for your garden at home. There will be 17 specialist nurseries selling herbs, perennials and roses, as well as metal and willow plant supports. See a list of all the stallholders here. Admission £3 (£2 for Hestercombe members) Visitors to the plant fair get a 20% discount on admission to the gardens and house. The plant fair will be…
Join our Head Gardener Claire Greenslade and enjoy this special evening tour of the gardens at their most colourful time of year. Having worked at Hestercombe for over a decade, Claire will share with you her knowledge and passion for the gardens as she guides you around the Georgian Landscape Garden, the Victorian Terrace and Gertrude Jekyll and Edwin Lutyens’ Edwardian Garden. It’s a rare opportunity to discover some little known facts about Hestercombe and ask Claire your questions about…
Enjoy a delicious summer evening supper in the Column Room Restaurant in Hestercombe House and enjoy the wonderful view of Hestercombe’s Edwardian garden. Supper menu Main Butterflied Cornish mackerel with crushed new potatoes, Wye Valley asparagus and a watercress chimichurri. Vegetarian option Artichoke tart with Wye Valley asparagus and a baby leaf salad Dessert Gooseberry and elderflower fool with a shortbread biscuit. Served with a small glass of white or red wine. To request the vegetarian option or any other…