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Mar, 2019

NGS Open Day

Tue, 5th Mar at 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Hestercombe will be donating a proportion of its proceeds to the NGS from three garden open days in 2019
From today’s NGS Open Day we’ll be donating a proportion of our gardens admission income to the National Open Garden Scheme who support a range of charities. Head to the NGS website to find out more about what they do and who they support. NGS Open Days at Hestercombe in 2019 take place on Tuesday 5th March, Tuesday 4th June, and Tuesday 3rd September. Normal admission applies – see our entry prices.

Elsewhen: Performance Lecture – with Simon Faithfull

£10
Sat, 9th Mar at 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Join Hestercombe Gallery and artist Simon Faithfull for a performance lecture on 9th March 2019, contemporary art in Somerset
  Elsewhen: Performance Lecture – with Simon Faithfull A performance lecture looking at the history, allure and possible evaporation of the place called ‘Nowhere’ and imaging a point outside time called ‘Elsewhen’. The last piece of the global atlas to be filled-in was the empty white continent of Antarctica. Since this landmass was finally traversed and mapped there now remains no ‘Terra Incognita’ left on this planet. Given that the grid of measured time and space on this planet is…

1610 Woodland Wander and Doggy Dash

Sun, 17th Mar at 9:30 am to 11:00 am
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Take part in the fun Woodland Wander and Doggy Dash at Hestercombe - great for getting active with your dog
Come and have a go at the Hestercombe Woodland Wander and Doggy Dash – 5km and 2km fun runs on Sunday 17th March at 9.30am. No times, no pressure – it’s all about getting active and having fun. This event is held in partnership with 1610. It’s also great for dog lovers as the event is open to your four legged friends who can run alongside you on a lead. There will be medals at the finish line and tasty…

Mothering Sunday Lunch **FULLY BOOKED**

Sun, 31st Mar at 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Mothering Sunday lunch at Hestercombe
Please note, this event is now fully booked. Treat your mum to a delicious two or three course lunch in our beautiful Bampfylde Hall, this Mothering Sunday. Our talented Head Chef Mathew Taylor has created an enticing menu exclusively for today. Take advantage of half-price garden entry and enjoy a wander around the springtime gardens. Lunch served 12 – 2.30pm.  Find out what’s on the menu. See our children’s menu We are also serving a Mothering Sunday Afternoon Tea in The…

Mothering Sunday Afternoon Tea in The Column Room **FULLY BOOKED**

Sun, 31st Mar at 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Mothering Sunday Afternoon Tea at Hestercombe
Please note: this event is now fully booked. Treat your mum to a delicious afternoon tea in the Column Room and enjoy beautiful views over the Edwardian Garden and Somerset countryside. Take advantage of half-price garden entry and enjoy a wander around the springtime gardens. Afternoon tea served 12 – 4pm.  Find out what’s on the menu. We are also serving a Mothering Sunday lunch in the Bampfylde Hall.

Apr, 2019

Make a Minibeast Home

Free
Tue, 9th Apr at 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
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One event on Tue, 16th Apr, 2019 at 10:30am

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Visit Hestercombe during Easter holidays and build a bug hotel of your own - children workshops creepy crawlies home
Make a cosy home for the creepy-crawlies in your garden by making your own bug hotel. Attract lots of friendly critters to your garden and they will help your flowers to bloom. Young children may need some help from parents with this activity. Limited spaces – sign up for a bug hotel workshop at the Apple Loft when you arrive at Hestercombe on the day. Bug hotel workshops take place at: 10.30am – 11am 11.15am – 11.45am 12.45pm – 1.15pm 1.30pm…

Mill Day

Tue, 9th Apr at 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
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One event on Wed, 17th Apr, 2019 at 11:00am

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Mill Day - restored 17th century water mill at Hestercombe
Come and see our beautifully restored 17th century Hestercombe watermill in action. Meet our miller and watch them making flour while you learn about traditional milling process using turbine and waterwheel. See the wheel turning and experience the sounds and smells that would have filled the Mill Room all those years ago. The miller will be there 11am – 1pm. Normal admission applies.

Model Boats on the Mill Pond

£0.50
Fri, 12th Apr at 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Join us for model boats on the Mill Pond at Hestercombe
We’ll be sailing some beautiful model boats on the Mill Pond and there’ll be some small radio-controlled ones for you to have a go with too. No need to book – just come on down to the Pear Pond when you arrive at Hestercombe. 50p per child.  Normal admission applies. 10am – 4pm

Make a Minibeast Home

Free
Tue, 16th Apr at 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
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One event on Tue, 16th Apr, 2019 at 10:30am

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Visit Hestercombe during Easter holidays and build a bug hotel of your own - children workshops creepy crawlies home
Make a cosy home for the creepy-crawlies in your garden by making your own bug hotel. Attract lots of friendly critters to your garden and they will help your flowers to bloom. Young children may need some help from parents with this activity. Limited spaces – sign up for a bug hotel workshop at the Apple Loft when you arrive at Hestercombe on the day. Bug hotel workshops take place at: 10.30am – 11am 11.15am – 11.45am 12.45pm – 1.15pm 1.30pm…

Mill Day

Wed, 17th Apr at 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
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One event on Wed, 17th Apr, 2019 at 11:00am

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Mill Day - restored 17th century water mill at Hestercombe
Come and see our beautifully restored 17th century Hestercombe watermill in action. Meet our miller and watch them making flour while you learn about traditional milling process using turbine and waterwheel. See the wheel turning and experience the sounds and smells that would have filled the Mill Room all those years ago. The miller will be there 11am – 1pm. Normal admission applies.