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Come and explore our Spring Fair near Taunton in the heart of Somerset, featuring over 40 local artisan stalls with a range of beautiful gifts, plants, delicious homemade food and drink offering and unique hand-crafted items.

Visitors to the Spring Fair will also receive free admission to the gardens, house and contemporary art gallery.

We'll also have free face painting and temporary glitter tattoos available (10am to 3pm), as well as musicians and live entertainment throughout the weekend including the Taunton Deane Morris Men and vocalist, Mawgan Stott.

We will also have shepherd, spinner and weaver, Bec Briar here from the Woven Briar with some of her rare breed sheep.

We'll be selling delicious food and drink including homemade cakes, sandwiches and hotdogs.

Dates & Times

Starting from 9am, Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th May 2024.

Tickets & Prices

  • Members (adults and children) - FREE
  • Non-member adult £8.45 (non gift aid £7.65)
  • Non-member child (4 years old to 15 years old) - £4.23 (non gift aid £3.83)
  • Non-member child (under 4 years old) - FREE

To enable us to maintain a smooth flow of visitors to the Spring Fair we will be operating timed ticketed slots.

Members will receive free entry to the Spring Fair, although will still need to book an allocated timeslot.

Limited tickets will be available, so please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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Good to know

Gardens admission included

All tickets include complimentary gardens admission. You will only be able to access the gardens with this ticket from the start of your allocated timeslot onwards. Members will receive free entry to the Spring Fair, although they will still need to book an allocated timeslot.


Applications to exhibit in this year's Spring Fair are closed. To be added to our mailing list for our 2025 Spring Fair, please email us and we shall contact you near the end of the year with further information, dates and how to apply.

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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.

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Event Location

Hestercombe Gardens
Cheddon Fitzpaine
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