5:00pm - 8:00pm | Cost: £6.90

Hestercombe's beautiful summer gardens will be open until 8pm on Wednesday evenings until September*!

Enjoy the 50 acres of historic gardens after hours, and see the landscape in a unique way as we leave them open towards dusk - perfect for an after-work or school visit to relax.

You no longer need to pre-book timed admission to a Summer Late Opening, just turn up from 5pm - 7pm!

*except 22nd Sept

Please note, the summer late opening on Wednesday 4th August has been cancelled due to staff shortages ~ apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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Further info

  • You must have summer late opening admission in order to take advantage of the food and entertainment on offer;
  • Last entry to the gardens will be at 7pm, in order for you to enjoy the gardens before they close at 8pm;
  • Once you've checked in at the Visitor Reception, you will be able to explore the gardens or head straight down to the Courtyard and Marquee Lawn to enjoy your food and that evening's live music (see the full list below of what's on);
  • Food and drink will be available every Wednesday from 5pm until 7pm from the Stables Courtyard, which you will be able to enjoy on the Marquee Lawn;
  • Food availability is limited and we cannot guarantee that the full menu will be on offer all evening...once it's gone, it's gone!
  • From Wednesday 28th July, you will no longer need to book summer late opening admission online - just turn up!
  • Children and families will also enjoy our brand new natural play area in the Landscape Garden!

Food & Entertainment

DateWhat's on the menuEntertainment

Weds 4th August CANCELLED


The Fizigig Clarinet Quartet CANCELLED

Weds 11th August

Stables Restaurant open

Louise Gass, flute

Weds 18th August

Wood-fired Pizzas

John Prescott, vocalist

Weds 25th August

The Great British Picnic

Tash and Dave, guitar and vocals

Weds 1st September


Lucy Harvey, saxophone and vocals

Weds 8th September

Stables Restaurant open

Luis Martelo, trumpet

Weds 15th September

Thai Night

Mawgan Stott, vocals

Weds 29th September

Wood-fired Pizzas

The Lazy River Swing Band


You no longer need to book summer late opening admission online - just turn up between 5pm-7pm!


Entry to the gardens will be half-price for non members (free for members). Enjoy free access to all of our summer late openings by joining as a Hestercombe member! (details below)

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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