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Mar, 2019

Simon Faithfull: Elsewhen

Sat, 9th Mar to Sun, 30th Jun
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Join Hestercombe Contemporary Art Gallery and Simon Faithfull for exhibition 'Elsewhen'
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…

Jun, 2019

Tom’s Wildflower Walks

Tue, 25th Jun at 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
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One event on Tue, 16th Jul, 2019 at 11:00am

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Tom from our Gardens Team will lead you around our beautiful Wildflower Meadow within the Georgian Landscape Garden. He will help you identify the most common flowers and explain what makes it such a thriving habitat for butterflies and bees. 11am – 12.30pm The walk will start from the Visitor Reception. Normal admission applies but there is no additional charge for the guided walk. Booking is recommended as there are limited places. Or call our Visitor Reception on 01823 413923

Edwardian Punting on the Pear Pond

Wed, 26th Jun at 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Enjoy a free ride on Hestercombe's Edwardian punt!
From 12pm on Wednesday 26th June we’re offering free rides on our traditional punt. You’ll be able to experience the gardens in a way that the Edwardians would have done, whilst taking in the tranquility of the water and Landscape Garden. We’ll be offering this throughout the day and then into the evening as part of our Summer Lates series. Prices & times Free (subject to availability) – rides are offered on an ad hoc basis and will be given…

Summer Lates: Punting on the Pear Pond

£6.25
Wed, 26th Jun 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. About the Summer Lates Enjoy the gardens until 8pm on the warm summer…

Meet the Gardener

Fri, 28th Jun at 11:00 am to 11:20 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Friday, repeating until Fri, 28th Jun, 2019

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
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.

Jul, 2019

Summer Lates: Pizza & Music Nights

£6.25
Wed, 3rd Jul at 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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One event on Wed, 10th Jul, 2019 at 5:00pm

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.
Grab a wood-fired pizza, a selection of salads and a cold drink and enjoy the gardens at your leisure. There will be live music emanating from within the trees to lend a true Georgian feel to your experience. Enjoy the gardens until 8pm on the warm summer evenings with our season of special late openings. You’ll be able to explore the landscapes after hours and leave work behind for a little while. Each evening there will be some tasty food…

The FB Pocket Orchestra: Jazz on the Lawn

Sun, 7th Jul at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Kickstart summer with our Jazz on the Lawn jazz concert - vintage hot jazz, blues, ragtime and dances
Kick start summer with hot jazz, blues, ragtime and dances from the 1920s and 1930s. Bring a picnic, find a spot on the Orangery Lawn and get your toes tapping! Expect blues, hot jazz, ragtime, waltzes, songs and dances from long ago and far away! Working backwards from the 1930s, the FB Pocket Orchestra explores a repertoire that formed the embryo of what is now known as popular music. The members originally began playing together simply as an exercise in…

Summer Lates: Pizza & Music Nights

£6.25
Wed, 10th Jul at 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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One event on Wed, 10th Jul, 2019 at 5:00pm

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.
Grab a wood-fired pizza, a selection of salads and a cold drink and enjoy the gardens at your leisure. There will be live music emanating from within the trees to lend a true Georgian feel to your experience. Enjoy the gardens until 8pm on the warm summer evenings with our season of special late openings. You’ll be able to explore the landscapes after hours and leave work behind for a little while. Each evening there will be some tasty food…

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’…

Tom’s Wildflower Walks

Tue, 16th Jul at 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
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One event on Tue, 16th Jul, 2019 at 11:00am

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Tom from our Gardens Team will lead you around our beautiful Wildflower Meadow within the Georgian Landscape Garden. He will help you identify the most common flowers and explain what makes it such a thriving habitat for butterflies and bees. 11am – 12.30pm The walk will start from the Visitor Reception. Normal admission applies but there is no additional charge for the guided walk. Booking is recommended as there are limited places. Or call our Visitor Reception on 01823 413923