Why become a member?

Described as “one of the top twenty gardens to visit in the country”, Hestercombe is always beautiful throughout the year. Join today and enjoy great value: unlimited access to Hestercombe, with prices from £3.29 per month – equivalent to only 76p per week.

The Hestercombe Gardens Trust charity was established in 1997 to oversee the restoration, maintenance, and development of the gardens and to protect them for future generations. By becoming a Member of Hestercombe, you will be directly contributing towards this valuable work.

Your membership includes:

  • Unlimited access to Hestercombe Gardens, House and Gallery for a year from date of joining
  • Half price entry for visitors accompanied by a Hestercombe member (one visitor per member)
  • Special members’ discounts on many of our events throughout the year
  • Full colour newsletters and ‘What’s On’ emails to keep you up to date with news and events
  • Half price entry to our splendid partner attractions: Abbotsbury Sub­tropical Gardens, Forde Abbey Gardens, The Bishop’s Palace, Wells and Kilver Court.

Give the 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 £13.30 for adult entry, and upgrade to full adult single membership for an extra £26.20 (£2.18 by monthly Direct Debit). The upgrade must be made during the day of your visit.

Prices as of 1 December 2020.

See our standard garden admission prices


Type of MembershipPriceDD*
Individual 1 adult member £39.50 £3.29
Joint 2 adult members £69.00 £5.75
Family (1 adult)** 1 adult member plus 5 children/grandchildren U16. One card covers the family £54.00 £4.50
Family (2 adults)** 2 adult members plus 5 children/grandchildren U16. Two cards cover the family £79.50 £6.63
Add A Guest Enjoy Hestercombe with friends or family – entry with Member only £32.50 £2.71

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*To pay by annual or monthly Direct Debit (DD) please download, complete and return the Membership Form

**Children under 5 enter FREE. Prices correct from 1 December 2020.

Become a Friend, Patron or Benefactor

If you’d like to become more involved and contribute to Hestercombe’s future, there are a number of ways you can develop your membership. By becoming a Friend, Patron, or Benefactor you’ll play a vital and rewarding role in supporting Hestercombe for future generations and you’ll also get the opportunity to take part in exclusive behind-the-scenes visits and tours, together with special and select events.

Find out more and decide which membership upgrade would suit you best.

The Gift of Membership

Why not give the Gift of Membership to friends and family and they too can enjoy all the benefits of membership with you? Call us on 01823 413923 or email our Membership team and we can arrange to post the membership pack to you or to the person for whom you have purchased this useful gift!

Your best friend… for just £15 your dog can become a ‘Hestercombe Best Friend for Life’. He or she will receive an attractive brass tag with their unique membership number and our logo plus a certificate of membership. A great gift idea!

Paying by Direct Debit

Direct Debit is an easy and convenient way to pay for your Hestercombe membership. If all of our members paid by Direct Debit we could save time and money in administration, leaving more to go towards the restoration and development of our historic gardens!

To pay by Direct Debit, please download, complete, and return the Membership Form (unfortunately, we're not able to set up Direct Debit payments online).

View our Membership Terms & Conditions for further information, or for administrative queries contact our Membership Secretary on 01823 414184

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