To visit the Gardens, Gallery and House, you no longer need to pre-book a timed admission slot online (simply purchase gardens admission on arrival). Summer Late openings take place every Wednesday evening.
11:00am - 1:00pm | Cost: £5-10
Join Michael Jordan, author and chairman of the Fungus Conservation Trust (formerly the Association of British Fungal Groups), for a fun and informative walk through the gardens to discover and identify the many different types of mushrooms and toadstools to be found at Hestercombe.
This is an informative walk and investigation into local fungi, rather than a hunt for edible mushrooms to pick and take home. Please pick mushrooms sparingly!
Fungal Forays takes place on two dates:
Hestercombe members and children under 5 years old can take part free of charge. Join as a Hestercombe member from as little as £3.46 per month!
As an organisation the FCT serves local groups but is based on individual membership for anyone who wants to explore the world of fungi whether on their own or as part of a group of like-minded people. Their aim is to support mycological enthusiasts at all stages of the 'learning curve' in their foraying and other activities concerned with fungi.
The Trust is closely involved with fungal conservation, and co-operates with Natural England, the Royal Society for Protection of Birds, and with county conservation Trusts. They are committed to the sponsorship of new recording groups and to encouraging people of all ages and experience into amateur mycology as the way forward for the future.
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 £41.50 per year.
Give a Gift of Membership to friends and family and they too can enjoy all the benefits of membership.
Visit Hestercombe and upgrade your ticket to an annual membership for just the difference in cost.
Example: pay £13.75 for adult entry, and upgrade to full adult single membership for an extra £27.75 (£2.31 by monthly Direct Debit). The upgrade must be made during the day of your visit. Prices correct as of 1st April 2021.See Membership Options