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Apr, 2017

Completing the picture: an exhibition

Fri, 21st Apr at 11:00 am to Sat, 30th Sep at 5:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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As we celebrate our 20th anniversary year we’ve selected 20 amazing images to highlight key moments in Hestercombe’s life. Take a trip through our archives and find out more about Hestercombe’s history and transformational restoration. Location: Portman Room – ground floor of Hestercombe House Included in normal admission or free for Hestercombe members Open every day 11am – 5pm
Jul, 2017

The Dynamics of Drifting by Tim Knowles

Sat, 15th Jul at 11:00 am to Sun, 5th Nov at 5:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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This is the first solo exhibition of artist Tim Knowles’s work since 2014 and is the most extensive presentation of his work to date. ‘Dynamics of Drifting’ presents a series of work that forge and record passages through land and water. Light, ink, water and wind all travel and pivot on the meeting of human will and forces beyond our control: the direction and force of the wind, the flow of the water and the pull of gravity. Tim Knowles…

Giant Book Sale

Fri, 21st Jul at 11:00 am to Sun, 23rd Jul at 5:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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Looking for your next best read? Visit our Giant Book Sale to browse thousands of quality second-hand books: Fiction, non fiction, childrens titles and lots of lifestyle books covering gardening, cooking, history and other specialist subjects. All proceeds from the sale go directly to the Hestercombe Gardens Trust to continue with the maintenance and restoration of Hestercombe Gardens. Free entry to the book sale in the Bampfylde Hall. Admission to the Gardens and House still applies. Friday 21st July –…

Feathered Friends: Family garden trail

Sat, 22nd Jul at 10:00 am to Fri, 11th Aug at 5:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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Follow our family trail around the gardens and discover which birds you’ll likely to see in the trees and soaring in the skies around Hestercombe. Normal admission applies.

Terrific Tuesday – Fête Fun

Tue, 25th Jul at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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During the summer holidays, enjoy Terrific Tuesdays at Hestercombe – a day filled with crafts, trails, sports & more. With a different theme each Tuesday, you can try something new every week. Our first Terrific Tuesday of the summer has the theme of a traditional summer fête. Come and watch a sheepdog display – shows at 11.30am & 1.30pm.  See them guide a group of ducks around an obstacle course.  In between displays, you’ll be able to meet the animals.…

Folksy Theatre presents ‘Twelfth Night’

Sun, 30th Jul at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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Enjoy this popular Shakespearean comedy with mistaken identity and role reversal at its heart. Roll out a blanket and enjoy a picnic on the Orangery Lawn as you watch the play unfold – the perfect way to spend a summer’s evening. Advance tickets: Adult: £13.50; Child (3-15 years): £8; Family (2 adults and 2 children): £38 Children who are two or under go free. Or call our Visitor Reception on 01823 413923
Aug, 2017

Terrific Tuesday – Animal Antics

Tue, 1st Aug at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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During the summer holidays, enjoy Terrific Tuesdays at Hestercombe – a day filled with crafts, trails, sports & more. With a different theme each Tuesday, you can try something new every week. The second Terrific Tuesday of the summer has an animal theme. We’ll have lots of different animals visiting for the day – including alpacas, tortoises, owls, chickens, guinea pigs, a gecko and a bearded dragon.  Plus, we’ll have some animal crafts for you to make. Normal admission applies.…

Terrific Tuesday – Sports Day

Tue, 8th Aug at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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During the summer holidays, enjoy Terrific Tuesdays at Hestercombe – a day filled with crafts, trails, sports & more. With a different theme each Tuesday, you can try something new every week. Our third Terrific Tuesday of the summer holidays has a sports theme. Think traditional sports day… children can take part in fun races on the Orangery Lawn and cool down afterwards whilst making some sporty themed crafts. Adults, make sure you prepare for parents race and win the…

Model boats on the Mill Pond

Thu, 10th Aug at 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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Tone Valley Model Boat Club will be sailing their beautiful boats on the Mill Pond and they’ll be bringing some small radio-controlled boats for you to have a go with too. No need to book – just come on down to the Mill Pond when you arrive at Hestercombe. 50p per child. Normal admission applies. 10am – 4pm

Terrific Tuesday – Brilliant Bugs

Tue, 15th Aug at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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During the summer holidays, enjoy Terrific Tuesdays at Hestercombe – a day filled with crafts, trails, sports & more. With a different theme each Tuesday, you can try something new every week. The fourth Terrific Tuesday of the summer is all about brilliant bugs. Go on a bug hunt in the woods with the team from the Somerset Wildlife Trust, have your face painted and make some creepy-crawly inspired crafts. Normal admission applies.   Don’t miss our other Terrific Tuesdays…