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Please note, the Mushroom Magic Trail will be temporarily closed on Monday 2nd August due to visitor safety provisions for archaeological excavation work taking place at the entrance to Rook Wood.

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.

Some of the toadstools will also be auctioned off at the end of the trail; more details to follow at the end of August.


Super Summer Activity Schedule: 24 July - 5 September

Trails

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 £41.50 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)
  • Two full colour members’ newsletters per year & regular email bulletins
  • Discounts on tickets to selected events at Hestercombe
  • Half price entry to our partner attractions:­ Abbotsbury Sub­tropical Gardens, Forde Abbey Gardens, The Bishop’s Palace, Wells and Kilver Court.

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


Upgrade your ticket

Visit Hestercombe and upgrade your ticket to an annual membership for just the difference in cost.

Example: pay £13.75 for adult entry, and upgrade to full adult single membership for an extra £27.75 (£2.31 by monthly Direct Debit). The upgrade must be made during the day of your visit. Prices correct as of 1st April 2021.

See Membership Options

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