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Every year at Hestercombe, the Gardens team make sacks of charcoal using traditional methods, hundreds of years old.

Join them on Wednesday 8th June throughout the day and into the evening for complimentary marshmallows to toast, the opportunity to do some charcoal rubbings, and delicious food from the chefs (evening only).

Location: The Charcoal Burner's Camp is next to our play area in the Landscape Garden ~ great for all the family.


Wednesday 8th June, 10am - 8pm (Last entry 7pm) *Half price entry from 5pm onwards

gardens admission required - free for members)

A traditional charcoal burn at Hestercombe
A traditional charcoal burn at HestercombePhotographer : Chris White
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Described as “one of the top twenty gardens to visit in the country”, Hestercombe is always beautiful throughout the year. Join today and enjoy unlimited access, with prices from £48 per year.

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  • Unlimited access to Hestercombe Gardens for a year from date of joining for the Member, guests and children according to membership type
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  • Discounts on tickets to selected events at Hestercombe
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A Traditional Charcoal Burn at Hestercombe Photographer : Chris White

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