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Mar, 2018

Cultivation: Points of Vantage

Sat, 17th Mar to Sun, 1st Jul
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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This Hestercombe Gallery exhibition attempts to unearth the unique perspectives and pathways that eight artists have taken in responding to the world around us. Featured artists: Anna Barriball; George Shaw; John Brown; John Newling; Mariele Neudecker; Mary Griffiths; Mary McIntyre; Mikhail Karikis. Abandoned landscapes link the work of George Shaw, Mariele Neudecker and Mikhail Karikis. Using Humbrol enamel paint, sculpture, video and sound respectively these artists mine landmarks from the UK to Devil’s Valley in Italy to present us with meticulous and…
Apr, 2018

Wedding Open Day

Sun, 22nd Apr at 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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Come and see Hestercombe dressed for a wedding.  To help you visualise your wedding day we will be decorating our venues with the help of selected exhibitors.  With music, cakes, dresses, flowers and more, you will be filled with ideas to make your day one to remember. See a list of suppliers attending here Join us for complimentary canapés and drinks while you chat through your ideas in Hestercombe House, 12 – 2pm. Ignite your creativity and get your ‘wedmin’ planning…
May, 2018

Dawn Chorus Walk

Fri, 11th May at 5:00 am to 7:00 am
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED Join Brian Hill from Somerset Ornithological Society and enjoy the sounds that accompany sunrise on a spring morning in the gardens. We’ll head to the Stables Cafe after for tea, coffee and pastries. £10 per person (includes refreshments). Or call our Visitor Reception on 01823 413923

Honeymead Festival presents The Albion Quartet

Sun, 13th May at 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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Violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen will be bringing the wonderful Albion Quartet (Emma Parker, Rosalind Ventris, Nathaniel Boyd) to Hestercombe for a concert in the Bampfylde Hall.  They will also be joined by Douglas Paterson, violist from the Schubert Ensemble. The Albion will be playing quartets including by Dvorak, and Douglas Paterson will join them for the Beethoven ‘Storm’ Quintet. The Honeymead Festival is kindly covering the costs of the musicians so all proceeds from this event will go towards the continued…

Half-term family trail: The sounds of spring

Sat, 26th May to Sun, 3rd Jun
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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Find out which of our feathered friends you can hear singing early on a spring morning and what their songs mean. From robins to chiffchaffs and blackcaps to wrens, discover who are the early risers adding their songs to the chorus. The gardens at Hestercombe will be blooming too – the roses will be coming out in the formal garden and the trees in the Landscape Garden will be rustling with fresh green leaves. Normal admission applies. Pick up a…

Bird Mobile Workshops

Tue, 29th May at 10:15 am to 3:15 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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As our half-term trail is all about birds, we’re going to be making beautiful paper bird mobiles in the Apple Loft (opposite the Mill Pond in the Landscape Garden). There are five workshops throughout the day – 10.15, 11.15, 12.15, 1.15 and 2.15. Booking is recommended as there are limited spaces on each workshop. £2 per child.  Normal admission applies. Or call our Visitor Reception on 01823 413923.  

Charcoal Burning Day

Wed, 30th May at 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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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 so come up and see what we’re up to. Have a go at drawing with charcoal and toast marshmallows on the fire. Normal admission applies
Jun, 2018

Seminar: Points of Vantage

Tue, 5th Jun at 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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This seminar coincides with the exhibition ‘Cultivation: Points of Vantage’, which attempts to unearth the unique perspectives and pathways that artists have taken in responding to the world around us. Speakers will include artists Mikhail Karikis, Mariele Neudecker and John Newling, all of who present a key work in the show. There will also be an opportunity to see the exhibition. Date: 05.06.18 Time: 2 – 5pm Price: £10 per person Location: Hestercombe Gallery     Image credit: Mariele Neudecker…