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With 50 acres of gardens steeped in history and a contemporary art gallery with a changing programme of exciting exhibitions, Hestercombe offers lots of opportunities for learning outside of the classroom for students of any age.

Your school 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.

Click here for more details about education membership. Email membership@hestercombe.com for more information and to join.

Contact us to find out more and discuss options T: 01823 413923 E: chrissmith@hestercombe.com.

Academic Membership Price

Number on roll Cost (inclusive of VAT)
Under 50 £50
51 – 200 £125
201 – 500 £175
Over 500 £250

Key Stages 1 & 2 Curriculum Links 

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:

PE 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
Science Minibeasts
  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)


Explore Academic Membership at Hestercombe
Explore Academic Membership at Hestercombe