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We're excited to announce the relaunch The Artist's Apprentice Trail for 2021!

Visit Hestercombe at any time between now and the 31st October to take part in this arty trail, where young artists will colour in a masterpiece of their own as they follow in the footsteps of the great Coplestone Warre Bampfylde, designer of Hestercombe's landscape gardens.

When their masterpiece is complete, they will graduate as a Master Artist and even have a certificate to prove it!

Later in the year, we’ll use all of the drawings to recreate one huge version of Coplestone’s painting and display it at Hestercombe.

There'll be an exciting new trail featuring Coplestone every school holiday until November. Whenever you come to do a trail, bring your Artist's Apprentice Trail booklet to the Ticket Office to receive a stamp - Collect all the stamps to win your own very special prize!*

*One prize per trail

Prices & tickets

Trail price is £2.50 per child, plus standard gardens admission (Hestercombe members go free).

Includes an exciting activity trail, unique wooden artist's palette, a pack of colouring pencils, and a prize for those who collect every stamp throughout the year.

Trail and admission tickets are available via the Hestercombe website.

Book now

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.

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