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Dec, 2018

Festive Piano Suppers *SOLD OUT*

£30 – £35
Fri, 21st Dec, 2018 at 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Friday, repeating until Fri, 21st Dec, 2018

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Join Hestercombe for sumptuous Christmas suppers with live piano accompaniment
The festive piano suppers on 14th and 21st December are now fully booked. To add your name to a waiting list please call our Ticket Office on 01823 413923 or email columnroom@hestercombe.com Hestercombe’s historic Column Room Restaurant will be open for special sumptuous evening suppers on selected dates in December. Complete with live festive piano music from internationally-renowned pianist Kylie Borg and a delicious festive menu from our Head Chef Mathew Taylor, this is the perfect way to get into the…

Jan, 2019

Swan Memorial Service

Free
Thu, 3rd Jan at 11:00 am to 11:30 am
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
We recently lost our beloved Hestercombe swan, who passed away after 22(ish) years of living on the estate. As a mark of respect, we will be holding a short secular memorial service on Thursday, 3rd January 2019 at 11am on the Pear Pond, where the lovable ‘Swanny’ was usually to be found (that is if he hadn’t escaped to the neighbouring farm). We will be gathering memories and photos of the swan for the occasion, and Hestercombe Archives Assistant Ben…

Giant Book Sale

Mon, 7th Jan at 11:00 am to Sun, 3rd Feb at 4:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Make your New Year’s resolution to read more books… and then visit our Giant Book Sale! Browse thousands of quality second-hand books on offer from our vast selection, including: fiction, non fiction, children’s titles and lifestyle books covering gardening, cooking, history and other specialist subjects. All proceeds from the sale go directly to the Hestercombe Gardens Trust to continue with the maintenance and restoration of Hestercombe Gardens. Free entry to the book sale in the Bampfylde Hall. Monday 7th January –…

Apple pruning workshop *SOLD OUT*

Fri, 25th Jan at 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
*THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT* Join our Head Gardener Claire Greenslade for a morning’s workshop.  She’ll share her top tips about the best way to prune apple trees so you have healthy trees and a good crop. Gloves, sturdy footwear and secateurs required. 10am – 12.30pm £22 per person Garden admission fee (at half-price) applies to non-members. Or call our Visitor Reception on 01823 413923 View our event cancellation and refund policy here.

Silverpoint Workshop with artist Sarah Bennett *SOLD OUT*

£20
Fri, 25th Jan at 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
*PLEASE NOTE: this event is now sold out* Join renowned artist Sarah Bennett for a silverpoint workshop at Hestercombe on Friday 25 January 2019. Materials will be provided. Spaces are limited so early booking is advised. Sarah is one of three artists featured in Hestercombe Gallery’s exhibition, Materiality: provisional states. Inspired by the surroundings of Hestercombe, this exhibition showcases the work of artists Sarah Bennett, Megan Calver and Philippa Lawrence who have been directly engaged with us over three years.…

Feb, 2019

Guided Mindfulness Walk *SOLD OUT*

Tue, 12th Feb at 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Mindfulness Walk
THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. Connect with nature and relax into the moment when you join us for a mindful meander through the tranquil gardens, led by expert Miranda Bevis. The hour-long Mindfulness Walk will include a short introduction to mindfulness, a walk through the gardens and some gentle mindful movement techniques. Experience the early spring gardens with a fresh perspective, focusing on what you can see, smell, touch and hear. The walk is free to attend but places…

Valentine’s Afternoon Tea

£18.95
Thu, 14th Feb to Sun, 17th Feb
Join us for a Valentine's Afternoon Tea at Hestercombe in Somerset
We all love a bit of tradition and Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to be an ‘old-fashioned’ romantic. We have a special Valentine’s afternoon tea menu available from 14th – 17th February.  See the menu here. Why not treat your loved one to a day out at Hestercombe – enjoy a walk around the gardens followed by a quintessentially English afternoon tea in the Column Room Restaurant. How to book To book, email the Column Room Restaurant, or call…

Valentine’s Dinner

£45
Thu, 14th Feb at 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Valentine's Dinner: Treat your loved one to a special Valentine's Day meal at Hestercombe, with 7 course tasting menu
Valentine’s Dinner Join us for a romantic Valentine’s dinner beneath a canopy of fairy lights in our Bampfylde Hall. Enjoy a seven course tasting menu prepared by our Head Chef and listen to jazz tunes from the 1920s performed live. Seven course tasting menu Pink prosecco and sharing canapés upon arrival Starter Goat’s cheese mousse with fresh spring vegetables and basil oil Fish course Fish ceviche: pickled cucumber, confit lemon and a dill yogurt Main course Pan fried fillet of…

Rose pruning workshop *SOLD OUT*

£22
Fri, 15th Feb at 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
*PLEASE NOTE: this event is now sold out* Join our Head Gardener Claire Greenslade for a morning’s workshop.  She’ll share her top-tips to help you keep your roses blooming perfectly. Gloves, sturdy footwear and secateurs required. 10am – 12.30pm £22 per person Garden admission fee (at half-price) applies to non-members. Or call our Visitor Reception on 01823 413923. View our event cancellation and refund policy here.

‘Materiality Disclosed’ Seminar

£10
Fri, 15th Feb at 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
This seminar explores the themes found in the exhibition, Materiality: provisional states.  Speakers include Irish poet, novelist and curator Cherry Smyth, who has written an essay for the exhibition catalogue which will be launched at this event. Artists Sarah Bennett, Megan Calver and Philippa Lawrence will also speak about their individual approaches to making art. There will be an opportunity to see the exhibition and discuss the work. Refreshments will be provided. Tickets: £10 About Materiality: provisional states Inspired by…