9:00am - 5:00pm | Cost: £6

We expect to sell out, so pre-booking is essential.

Come and explore our bustling annual Christmas Market near Taunton in the heart of Somerset, featuring festive stalls bursting with beautiful locally-sourced gifts, delicious treats and unique hand-crafted items.

We'll be selling festive food and drink including wonderfully crumbly mince pies, creamy hot chocolate, and homemade mulled wine.

Visitors to the market will receive free admission to the gardens, house and contemporary art gallery – just show proof of your Christmas Market admission at the Visitor Reception desk.

Dates & Times

9am - 5pm, Friday 17th, Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th November 2023

Tickets & Prices

  • Member adult £4
  • Non-member adult £6
  • Child (under 15) free

To enable us to maintain a smooth flow of visitors to the market we will be operating timed ticketed slots.

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Good to know

Gardens admission included

All tickets include complimentary gardens admission. You will only be able to access the gardens with this ticket from the start of your allocated timeslot onwards. The gardens close at 5pm. Children under the age of 15 can enter the market for free - there is no need to book a ticket.

Dog policy

Whilst we all sincerely love four-legged friends at Hestercombe, unfortunately because it can get quite busy throughout the event, for safety reasons we cannot allow them into any part of the Christmas Market. However, they are still very welcome throughout the gardens, shop, plant centre and cafe as usual.


Applications to exhibit in this year's Christmas Market are closed. To be added to our mailing list for our 2024 Christmas Market, please email us and we shall contact you in early January 2024 with further information, dates and how to apply.

View our event cancellation and refund policy.

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Membership at Hestercombe

Join today and enjoy unlimited access to Hestercombe for a whole year

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.

Your membership includes:

  • Unlimited access to Hestercombe Gardens for a year from date of joining for the Member, guests and children according to membership type
  • Half price entry for visitors accompanied by a Member of Hestercombe (one visitor per member)
  • Two members’ newsletters per year & regular email bulletins
  • Discounts on tickets to selected events at Hestercombe
  • Half price entry to our partner attractions:­ Abbotsbury Sub­tropical Gardens, Forde Abbey Gardens, The Bishop’s Palace, Wells, and The Garden House.

Give a Gift of Membership to friends and family and they too can enjoy all the benefits of membership.

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Event Location

Hestercombe Gardens
Cheddon Fitzpaine
529 A3067 1 1 J7 A3566

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