To visit the Gardens, Gallery and House, you no longer need to pre-book a timed admission slot online (simply purchase gardens admission on arrival). Summer Late openings take place every Wednesday evening.
Your school, college or learning group can enjoy year-round visits to Hestercombe with education membership.
From swathes of bluebells in spring, fragrant roses in summer, autumn’s red berries and snowdrops in winter, each season brings something different to see.
Use our beautiful Georgian Landscape Garden as a source of inspiration for creative writing or Rook Wood as a location for Forest School activities. Hestercombe’s diverse landscape can enhance learning across the whole curriculum.
Find out more about education membership (PDF), or email our Membership Coordinator for more information and joining details.
|Number on roll||Cost (Inc VAT)|
51 – 200
201 – 500
Hestercombe’s diverse landscape garden, open areas and huge variety of plant life offer many opportunities to supplement lessons in the Key Stage 1 and 2 curriculum. These include:
Health, fitness and wellbeing
Movement skills (Balance, co-ordination, fine control)
Art & Design
Visual and tactile elements (colour, shape)
Media and materials
Inspiration and investigation
Plants (what does a plant need to grow, parts of a plant, life cycle, what plants can you find outside)
Habitats (urban, woodland, pond)
Earth and space (Seasons)