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Jul, 2019

Where function ends: Responses to the Architecture of Sir Edwin Lutyens

Sun, 14th Jul at 11:00 am to Sun, 27th Oct at 5:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Join Hestercombe Contemporary Art Gallery for exhibition 'When Function Ends'
Where function ends: Responses to the Architecture of Sir Edwin Lutyens | 14.07.19 – 27.10.19 To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944), Hestercombe Gallery presents new work by three artists that responds to the legacy of the man whose designs transformed the Hestercombe site. Through a sculptural intervention in the galleries, incorporating new works from his ongoing series The Houses, Alex Hartley will explore the contested relationship between Lutyens’ architecture and Modernism. Liz Nicols’…

Aug, 2019

Naughty Gnomes Trail

Free
Sat, 17th Aug at 10:00 am to Sun, 1st Sep at 5:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Summer activities for children - help Gertrude the Bat track down some naughty gnomes in this fun family summer trail at Hestercombe.
Help Gertrude the Bat track down some naughty gnomes in this fun family summer trail at Hestercombe. Explore our gardens as you try and spot the 6 multi-coloured gnomes dotted around the landscape to fill in the wordsearch. As you look, learn a bit about Hestercombe’s history, as well as the rare Lesser Horseshoe bats that roost here throughout the year. Hand in your completed word search and collect a sticker! For an extra challenge, older children can try and…

Bank Holiday Pizza

Sun, 25th Aug at 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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One event on Mon, 26th Aug, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Enjoy wood-fired pizza this Bank Holiday at Hestercombe
We’ll be firing up our new outdoor pizza oven for the Bank Holiday weekend. Enjoy wood-fired pizza freshly made by our chefs accompanied by a delicious selection of salads and sides. You will have a choice of Margherita, spinach & ricotta and salami & pepperoni pizzas. Gluten-free and vegan pizzas will also be available. Eat al fresco in the Courtyard or in the Stables Café. Adults: £10.95 Children: £5.95 Please note: We will not be doing our usual Sunday roast…

Bank Holiday Pizza

Mon, 26th Aug at 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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One event on Mon, 26th Aug, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Enjoy wood-fired pizza this Bank Holiday at Hestercombe
We’ll be firing up our new outdoor pizza oven for the Bank Holiday weekend. Enjoy wood-fired pizza freshly made by our chefs accompanied by a delicious selection of salads and sides. You will have a choice of Margherita, spinach & ricotta and salami & pepperoni pizzas. Gluten-free and vegan pizzas will also be available. Eat al fresco in the Courtyard or in the Stables Café. Adults: £10.95 Children: £5.95 Please note: We will not be doing our usual Sunday roast…

Terrific Tuesday – Hestercombe Adventurers

Tue, 27th Aug at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Calling all adventurers for our last Terrific Tuesday. We think adventure matters. That kids need it. And that the world needs adventurous kids… Let your little ones try their hand at the ancient sport of Archery with BBland Outdoor Pursuits. Great for the development of hand-eye coordination skills and perfect for igniting the adventurer within! Nurture your inner adventurer with our comando bandana making workshop.  You’ll learn the names of the different plants and flowers at Hestercombe and harness their camo-power to create…

Summer Lates: Punting on the Pear Pond

£6.25
Wed, 28th Aug at 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Experience the gardens until 8pm on the warm summer evenings with our season of special summer lates openings.
                    Experience the magic of the gardens after hours Join us from 5pm to enjoy a free trip on our traditional punt and experience the gardens in a way that the Edwardians would have done, whilst taking in the tranquility of the water and Landscape Garden. Our chefs will be down at the Mill Pond cooking delicious food on the barbecue with an array of salads and sides and there will…

Sep, 2019

Cuttings Workshop

Mon, 9th Sep at 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Join our Head Gardener Claire Greenslade for a morning’s workshop. She’ll share her expert tips and you’ll take some cuttings from the Hestercombe gardens home with you. £25 per person + half price garden entry. Please bring secateurs and sturdy footwear.

Gardens Drawing Workshop

£75
Tue, 17th Sep at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Join artist Gemma Lane from Green Fox Workshops as you learn the art of drawing with charcoal, a beautiful and expressive medium. Combine pure relaxation, fun and see Hestercombe in a way that you’ve never seen before as you bring the gardens to life in your own unique piece of art. Suitable for beginners and intermediate, this relaxed and supportive workshop will introduce you drawing techniques which are invaluable in constructing and working up successful charcoal drawings. Materials, lunch and…

International Garden Photographer of the Year: Images of a Green Planet

£12.50
Wed, 18th Sep to Wed, 20th Nov
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
International Garden Photographer of the Year at Hestercombe Gardens 2019
Hestercombe is pleased to welcome the International Garden Photographer of the Year exhibition 2019. From September 18th – November 20th come and enjoy this outdoor exhibition of botanical imagery from the selected winners. The competition which is open to amateurs and professionals worldwide followed the theme 'Help us celebrate the beauty and importance of a green planet'. 

Oct, 2019

Hestercombe Gallery Event: Where Function Ends Symposium

£10
Fri, 11th Oct at 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
  Taking its theme from the current exhibition in Hestercombe Gallery, this one-day symposium will explore in more detail the life and work of Sir Edwin Lutyens and the contemporary art works made in response to Lutyens and Hestercombe in the Portman-era. Speakers will include Lutyens expert Charles Hind, Chief Curator of Drawings at the Royal Institute of British Architects, Niall Hobhouse of Drawing Matter, exhibiting artists Alex Hartley, Liz Nicol and Oliver Sutherland, and special guest Neville Gabie who…