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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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*Temporarily closed* 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 28 Feb 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.

Summer Late: Gardens & Pizza Night

16 Aug at 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm
From £6.65

We're opening the gardens until 8pm so that visitors can explore the after-hours landscapes. Plus, enjoy a sizzlingly tasty wood-fired pizza cooked up by our chefs.

Online booking essential.

*CANCELLED* Emma by Jane Austen: Outdoor Theatre

31 Aug at 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
From £10

*Please note, this event has been cancelled due to Covid-19

Chapterhouse Theatre Company is thrilled to return to the open-air stage this summer at Hestercombe with Laura Turner’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma.

Part of a series of outdoor theatre and live music this summer at Hestercombe.

*CANCELLED* Autumn Watercolour Workshop

15 Sep at 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
£60

*Unfortunately this event has been cancelled due to Covid-19.

Spend the day painting watercolours in the colourful autumnal gardens at Hestercombe, from beautiful lakeside reflections to the magnificent Great Cascade.

Suitable for beginners, and one of three seasonal watercolour workshops.

Summer Late: Gardens & Pizza Night

16 Aug at 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm
From £6.65

We're opening the gardens until 8pm so that visitors can explore the after-hours landscapes. Plus, enjoy a sizzlingly tasty wood-fired pizza cooked up by our chefs.

Online booking essential.

*CANCELLED* Emma by Jane Austen: Outdoor Theatre

31 Aug at 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
From £10

*Please note, this event has been cancelled due to Covid-19

Chapterhouse Theatre Company is thrilled to return to the open-air stage this summer at Hestercombe with Laura Turner’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma.

Part of a series of outdoor theatre and live music this summer at Hestercombe.

*CANCELLED* Autumn Watercolour Workshop

15 Sep at 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
£60

*Unfortunately this event has been cancelled due to Covid-19.

Spend the day painting watercolours in the colourful autumnal gardens at Hestercombe, from beautiful lakeside reflections to the magnificent Great Cascade.

Suitable for beginners, and one of three seasonal watercolour workshops.

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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*CANCELLED* Emma by Jane Austen: Outdoor Theatre

31 Aug at 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
From £10

*Please note, this event has been cancelled due to Covid-19

Chapterhouse Theatre Company is thrilled to return to the open-air stage this summer at Hestercombe with Laura Turner’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma.

Part of a series of outdoor theatre and live music this summer at Hestercombe.

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

Summer Late: Gardens & Pizza Night

16 Aug at 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm
From £6.65

We're opening the gardens until 8pm so that visitors can explore the after-hours landscapes. Plus, enjoy a sizzlingly tasty wood-fired pizza cooked up by our chefs.

Online booking essential.

*Temporarily closed* 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 28 Feb 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.