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Jun, 2019

Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf – Preview Screening

£13
Fri, 7th Jun at 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
The Space, School Road
Taunton,TA2 8PDUnited Kingdom
In association with Dartmouth Films, Hestercombe is proud to present a very special preview screening of a new film about Piet Oudolf.
In association with Dartmouth Films and Taunton Film Society, Hestercombe presents a very special preview screening of a new film about designer and plantsman Piet Oudolf with introduction by Hestercombe’s Head Gardener, Claire Greenslade. This fascinating new documentary immerses viewers in the work of designer and plantsman Piet Oudolf – who challenges conventional notions of nature, public space and beauty. Journey through all four seasons in stunning gardens and locations around the world. Intimate discussions take place through all fours seasons…

Hestercombe Express

Sat, 8th Jun
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Enjoy a day out with the West Somerset Railway and Hestercombe.  Board the steam train at Minehead, enjoy a scenic ride through rolling countryside, alight at Bishops Lydeard Station, then travel to Hestercombe in style on a vintage bus.  Spend the day exploring the gardens then hop back onto the train for your return journey. Your ticket includes travel on the steam train from Minehead, the vintage bus to Hestercombe and entry to the gardens and house. Every Wednesday and…

Plant Fair

£3
Sun, 9th Jun at 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
New for this year, our plant fair will be a brilliant opportunity to meet local growers and pick up some blooms for your garden at home.  There will be 17 specialist nurseries selling herbs, perennials and roses, as well as metal and willow plant supports. See a list of all the stallholders here. Admission £3 (£2 for Hestercombe members) Visitors to the plant fair get a 20% discount on admission to the gardens and house. The plant fair will be…

Head Gardener’s After Hours Tour and Supper

£35
Thu, 13th Jun at 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Join our Head Gardener Claire Greenslade and enjoy this special evening tour of the gardens at their most colourful time of year.  Having worked at Hestercombe for over a decade, Claire will share with you her knowledge and passion for the gardens as she guides you around the Georgian Landscape Garden, the Victorian Terrace and Gertrude Jekyll and Edwin Lutyens’ Edwardian Garden.  It’s a rare opportunity to discover some little known facts about Hestercombe and ask Claire your questions about…

Summer Evening Supper in the Column Room

£20
Thu, 13th Jun at 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Enjoy a delicious summer evening supper in the Column Room Restaurant in Hestercombe House and enjoy the wonderful view of Hestercombe’s Edwardian garden. Supper menu Main Filleted Cornish mackerel with crushed new potatoes, Wye Valley asparagus and a watercress chimichurri. Vegetarian option Artichoke tart with Wye Valley asparagus and a baby leaf salad Dessert Gooseberry and elderflower fool with a shortbread biscuit. Served with a small glass of white or red wine. To request the vegetarian option or any other…

Meet the Gardener

Fri, 14th Jun at 11:00 am to 11:20 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Friday, repeating until Fri, 28th Jun, 2019

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Before you explore the summertime gardens, meet one of our friendly garden team for an introduction to the unique combination of Georgian, Edwardian and Victorian garden design at Hestercombe. No need to book – just meet at the top of the Daisy Steps at 11am. Normal garden admission applies, free to Hestercombe members. Every Friday in June.

Father’s Day BBQ

Sun, 16th Jun at 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
  Celebrate Father’s Day at Hestercombe with a sizzling BBQ. Enjoy tasty barbecued meat and vegetarian options with a selection of sides, sauces and fresh salads. Our burgers are handmade by the Hestercombe chefs using local beef and fresh herbs – delicious! Adults; £10.95, Children; £5.95.  

Charcoal Burning Day

Free
Wed, 19th Jun at 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Our estates team will be up in the woods making charcoal.  It’s smoky, dirty work but we’ve got our restored charcoal burner’s hut for a bit of shelter if needed. Have a go at drawing with charcoal and toast marshmallows on the fire. We’ll be at the Charcoal Burner’s Camp all day and later on, join us for an al fresco supper as part of our Fire and Feast Night. Find out more about the Fire & Feast Night here.…

Summer Lates: Fire & Feast Night

£6.25
Wed, 19th Jun at 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Experience the gardens until 8pm on the warm summer evenings with our season of special summer lates openings.
Experience the magic of the gardens after hours Head up to our Charcoal Burner’s Camp, toast marshmallows and then enjoy an al fresco BBQ and salad. The gardens will be open for you to explore until 8pm. Enjoy the gardens until 8pm on the warm summer evenings with our season of special late openings. You’ll be able to explore the landscapes after hours and leave work behind for a little while. Each evening there will be some tasty food and…

Meet the Gardener

Fri, 21st Jun at 11:00 am to 11:20 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Friday, repeating until Fri, 28th Jun, 2019

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Before you explore the summertime gardens, meet one of our friendly garden team for an introduction to the unique combination of Georgian, Edwardian and Victorian garden design at Hestercombe. No need to book – just meet at the top of the Daisy Steps at 11am. Normal garden admission applies, free to Hestercombe members. Every Friday in June.