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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…
Hot cross scones, mini egg tiffin and Easter biscuits …treat yourself to our decadent Easter afternoon tea. Enjoy waiter service in the Column Room Restaurant in Hestercombe House and admire the stunning view of the Edwardian Garden and Blackdown Hills. See the menu here. The Column Room is open weekly Wednesday – Sunday, plus Easter Monday. Afternoon tea is served from 12 – 4pm. To book, email the Column Room Restaurant or call 01823 410112 / 01823 414197.
Join the Easter Egg Hunt Trail at Hestercombe this Easter! Signs of spring are popping up everywhere at Hestercombe – there are daffodils in the gardens, birds chirping in the trees and ducks splashing on the pond. Mother Duck has hidden Easter eggs all around the gardens for Dotty Duckling to find, but she has been so busy hunting for them that she is going to be late for tea! Will you join the Easter Egg Hunt and help Dotty…
It’s that time of the year when swathes of Hestercombe’s woods are awash with a sea of bluebells. For two weeks, we are opening a usually closed area of gardens so you can enjoy these beautiful blooms in a lovely, peaceful part of Hestercombe. When you get here, our team in the Ticket Office will point you in the right direction. Normal admission applies.
Make a cosy home for the creepy-crawlies in your garden by making your own bug hotel. Attract lots of friendly critters to your garden and they will help your flowers to bloom. Young children may need some help from parents with this activity. Limited spaces – sign up for a bug hotel workshop at the Apple Loft when you arrive at Hestercombe on the day. Bug hotel workshops take place at: 10.30am – 11am 11.15am – 11.45am 12.45pm – 1.15pm 1.30pm…
Come and see our beautifully restored 17th century Hestercombe watermill in action. Meet our miller and watch them making flour while you learn about traditional milling process using turbine and waterwheel. See the wheel turning and experience the sounds and smells that would have filled the Mill Room all those years ago. The miller will be there 11am – 1pm. Normal admission applies.
How do you like your cream tea: jam first, or cream first? Or…the Somerset way? As part of the annual Somerset Day celebrations on Saturday 11th May, Hestercombe’s Head Chef Mathew Taylor has created a special Somerset Day Cream Tea, to take on our neighbours from Devon and Cornwall. Throughout the day at both the Stables Cafe and Column Room Restaurant, you can enjoy plain Somerset scones topped with local Gundenham Dairy’s clotted cream and a fresh Somerset strawberry…
The Albion Quartet return to Hestercombe to play three wonderful string quartets. They present a programme named “The Art of Fugue; Voices in Dialogue”, exploring the beauty of the four equal voices of the quartet acting as one organism. Haydn’s revolutionary Opus 20 no 5 “Sun” Quartet in the stormy key of F minor is followed by the towering Grosse Fugue opus 133 by Beethoven. In the second half, enjoy Walton’s gorgeously romantic quartet, finished in 1947 and considered…
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. Join us for complimentary canapés and drinks while you chat through your ideas in Hestercombe House, 11 – 4pm. Ignite your creativity and get your ‘wedmin’ planning well and truly underway. This is your…
Join expert willow weaver Sarah Webb for a morning’s workshop. She will guide you in creating a gorgeous willow heart to decorate your home or give as a gift. No willow weaving experience necessary. Enjoy tea/coffee and homemade biscuits whilst you work. £40 per person. Or call our Visitor Reception on 01823 413923. Make a day of it and take part in our Willow Basket Workshop in the afternoon.