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10:00am - 3:00pm | Cost: Adults £7.65 / Children £3.83 / Members Free

Join us for our dogtastic event on Sunday 18th August 2024, from 10am till 3pm on our Orangery Lawn.


Once you have paid for Dog Show entry tickets, visitors will also receive free admission to the gardens, house and contemporary art gallery.


You'll be able to enter your furry friend in our fun dog show for £2 per category, which can be purchased at the Ticket Office on the day.


The categories include:

  • 11am: Golden Oldie (10 years old +)
  • 11.15am: Best Trick
  • 11.30am: Best Rescue
  • 11.45am: Dog Most like their Owner
  • 12pm: Most Gorgeous Girl
  • 12.15pm: Best Looking Boy
  • 12.30pm: Best in Show (winner takes home special prize)

Please note: we do have a limit of 15 spaces per category and you can enter a maximum of two categories per dog. It will be on a first come first served basis on the day, so please arrive in plenty of time to avoid disappointment!

As well as the Dog Show, we also have an exciting array of entertainment for dogs and owners alike from canine agility course provided by Hoopers (10am to 1pm) to dog photography provided by Studio 27 Photography.

We have a selection of stalls for four legged and two legged visitors, activities and lawn games available for the whole family to enjoy, as well as delicious food and drink.

This event is a paradise for pooches and people alike, you’d be barking mad to miss it!


    Date & Time

    10am to 3pm, Sunday 18th August 2024.


    Tickets & Prices

    • Members (adults and children) - FREE
    • Non-member adult £8.45 (non gift aid £7.65)
    • Non-member child (4 years old to 15 years old) - £4.23 (non gift aid £3.83)
    • Non-member child (under 4 years old) - FREE

    It will cost £2 per category to enter your dog in one of our dog show categories, which can be paid for at our Ticket Office on the day.

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    Hestercombe Dog Show Social Square

    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)
    • Free children's trails available throughout the year
    • Special members’ discounts on many of our events throughout the year
    • Our 'members first approach' with members receiving 24 hours priority booking for our most popular events, such as Mother's Day, The Bampfylde Lecture, workshops and most importantly, our winter events such as the Christmas Market, Father Christmas and ILLUMINATE.
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    • Discounts on tickets to selected events at Hestercombe
    • Half price entry to our partner attractions:­ Abbotsbury Sub­tropical Gardens, Forde Abbey Gardens (half price garden entry only), The Bishop’s Palace, Wells (available for full membership only), The Garden House, Dartington Trust Gardens and Exmoor Zoo.

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    Event Location

    Hestercombe Gardens
    Cheddon Fitzpaine
    Taunton
    Somerset
    TA2 8LG
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    What's On

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