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Our toadstools have now been moved for display on the Marquee Lawn!

This summer holiday, we have brought together local groups, schools and artists (both amateur and professional) to paint wooden toadstools dotted around the picturesque Rook Wood. Whether young or old, every family member will enjoy discovering the unique and interesting designs on all 16 toadstools!

You could also be in which a chance of winning your own magical Hestercombe mushroom to take home! After your walk, head to the Gift Shop (located inside Hestercombe House) to take part in our Toadstool Raffle; all proceeds benefitting the Hestercombe charity.

Raffle tickets will be drawn on Friday 17th September.

Most of the toadstools on display are available to bid on at our online auction! Don't miss out on your chance to take your favourite home - Auction link available here

Super Summer Activity Schedule: 24 July - 5 September


24th July - 13th August ~ Story Stones Trail

24th July - 5th September ~ The Mushroom Magic Trail

14th August - 5th September ~ The Charcoal Creations Trail

See the full list of activities taking place for Super Summer!

Prices & Tickets

Trail price is free with standard gardens admission.

You can either pay for your gardens admission online, or purchase on the day of your visit at Visitor Reception.

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.
  • Full colour newsletters and ‘What’s On’ emails to keep you up to date with news and events
  • 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.

Give a Gift of Membership to friends and family and they too can enjoy all the benefits of membership.

See Membership Options

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