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Mar, 2018

Bampfylde Lecture 2018 – Halswell Park: Restoring a Masterpiece

Fri, 2nd Mar at 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED This year’s lecture will be delivered by Roy Bolton, Director of Sphinx Fine Art and known to many from his BBC2 contemporary arts series Show Me the Monet.  Roy is uniquely knowledgeable about Halswell as the building’s history was the subject of his Cambridge University thesis and he currently advises the on-going restoration. He will talk about the history of the Halswell Park estate and its intimate relationship with Hestercombe in the eighteenth century.…

1610 Woodland Wander and Doggy Dash

Sun, 4th Mar at 9:30 am to 11:00 am
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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Come and have a go at the Hestercombe Woodland Wander and Doggy Dash – 5km and 2km fun runs on Sunday 4th March at 9.30am. No times, no pressure – it’s all about getting active and having fun. This event is held in partnership with 1610. It’s also great for dog lovers as this year we are opening theis event to your four legged friends who can run alongside you on a lead. There will be medals at the finish…

Easter Trail

Sat, 24th Mar to Sun, 8th Apr
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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Follow our Easter trail around the blooming springtime gardens and collect a chocolate treat at the end. Trail: £1.50 per child. Normal admission applies.
Apr, 2018

Willow Workshop

Mon, 16th Apr at 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens,
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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Expert willow weaver Sarah Webb will guide you in creating a beautiful conical plant climber for your garden. No willow weaving experience necessary. Enjoy tea/coffee and homemade biscuits whilst you work. £45 per person. Or call our Visitor Reception on 01823 413923.

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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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…