5:00pm - 8:00pm | Cost: £6.90

Hestercombe's beautiful summer gardens will be open until 8pm on Wednesday evenings throughout June, July, August and 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.

*except 30th June, 22nd Sept

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Further info

Food and drink will be available every Wednesday from either our recently refurbished Stables Restaurant and Caffe + Gelato, or out in the gardens (including wood-fired pizzas, barbecues and more on selected dates).

On selected dates, Hestercombe's Edwardian punt will be back out on the Pear Pond, and ready for you to take a ride on! Children and families will also enjoy our brand new natural play area in the Landscape Garden.

Food & Drink

DateWhat's on the menu

Weds 16th June

Wood-fired Pizzas (see menu below)

Weds 23rd June

Burgers & Topped Chips

Weds 7th July

Low'n'slow Pulled Meats

Weds 14th July

Stables Restaurant open

Weds 21st July

Burritos & Nachos

Weds 28th July


Weds 4th August


Weds 11th August

Stables Restaurant open

Weds 18th August

Wood-fired Pizzas

Weds 25th August

The Great British Picnic

Weds 1st September


Weds 8th September

Stables Restaurant open

Weds 15th September

Thai Night

Weds 29th September

Wood-fired Pizzas

Pizza night menu ~ Wednesday 16th June

PIZZAS ~ all £11

  • Carbonara – white sauce base topped with mozzarella, parmesan and pancetta
  • Margherita
  • Green Veg and wild garlic pesto – tomato base, mozzarella cheese, seasonal green veg and wild garlic pesto
  • Sausage and caramelised onion ragu calzone


  • Tiramisu £4.50
  • Affogato £3.75
  • Chocolate and hazelnut brownie £4.00


Booking online is essential via the 'Book now' link. A limited number of tickets will be released for summer late openings within two weeks of each evening opening.


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.

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