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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

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

Coinciding with Bampfylde 300, the celebrations of the tercentenary of Coplestone Warre Bampfylde (1720 - 1791), A Gentleman of Taste is a year-long exhibition presented by Hestercombe Gallery at Hestercombe Gardens, and explores the many themes running through the life and work of Hestercombe's former owner. 

Most Admirably Improved by Art

1 Mar at 11:00 am to 27 Sep at 3:00 pm
From £6.65

Set alongside original works by Coplestone Warre Bampfylde (1720-1791), Hestercombe’s former owner, Most Admirably Improved by Art brings together four female contemporary artists Charlotte Hodes, Rebecca Partridge, Kelly Richardson and Fiona Hingston.

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.

End of Season Plant Sale

10 Oct at 10:00 am to 1 Nov at 4:00 pm
Free

Hestercombe's Plant Centre will be holding its huge end of season sale from Saturday 10th October. Visit early to get the best bargains!

Free entry, no need to book.

Coplestone and the Peculiar Potions: Halloween Trail

24 Oct at 10:00 am to 1 Nov at 6:00 pm
£1

Hestercombe's family garden trails are back this October half-term: join the intrepid Coplestone on a Halloween walk through the gardens to find ingredients needed to complete his mother’s mysterious potion.

£1 per trail, plus usual gardens admission (members free). NB Closed Monday 26th & Tuesday 27th October.

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.

Coplestone and the Peculiar Potions: Halloween Trail

24 Oct at 10:00 am to 1 Nov at 6:00 pm
£1

Hestercombe's family garden trails are back this October half-term: join the intrepid Coplestone on a Halloween walk through the gardens to find ingredients needed to complete his mother’s mysterious potion.

£1 per trail, plus usual gardens admission (members free). NB Closed Monday 26th & Tuesday 27th October.

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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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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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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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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

Most Admirably Improved by Art

1 Mar at 11:00 am to 27 Sep at 3:00 pm
From £6.65

Set alongside original works by Coplestone Warre Bampfylde (1720-1791), Hestercombe’s former owner, Most Admirably Improved by Art brings together four female contemporary artists Charlotte Hodes, Rebecca Partridge, Kelly Richardson and Fiona Hingston.

Coplestone Warre Bampfylde: A Gentleman of Taste

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

Coinciding with Bampfylde 300, the celebrations of the tercentenary of Coplestone Warre Bampfylde (1720 - 1791), A Gentleman of Taste is a year-long exhibition presented by Hestercombe Gallery at Hestercombe Gardens, and explores the many themes running through the life and work of Hestercombe's former owner. 

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.