10:00am - 4:30pm | Cost: Free when paying garden admission

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Strange things have been occurring at the Hestercombe Lab.

Dr Smith and Dr James have spent the last year experimenting and finding new ways of reaching the supernatural. They recently made a breakthrough, unfortunately they have now disappeared and are nowhere to be seen!

This Halloween (21st to 29th October) follow the clues hidden around the gardens to find the culprit behind the spooky goings on at Hestercombe.

As well as our spooky trail, we have free interactive bubble shows and bubble play zone for all of the family on the Marquee Lawn and free storytelling in the Bat Roost (both Monday to Friday).

The perfect spooky day for the whole family to enjoy!

Prices & tickets

The Lab at Hestercombe trail is FREE when paying standard garden admission (Hestercombe members go free).

Admission tickets are available via the Hestercombe website.

Please note that Hestercombe House will close at 5pm daily.

The Lab Trail

Every day (21st October to 29th October)

10am to 4.30pm (last entry)

Interactive Bubble Shows on the Marquee Lawn

Mon to Fri (23rd October to 27th October)

11am and 1.30pm

Bubble Play Zone on the Marquee Lawn

Mon to Fri (23rd October to 27th October)

11.30am and 2pm

Storytelling in the Bat Roost

Mon to Fri (23rd October to 27th October)


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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)
  • Two 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 The Garden House.

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

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