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.
Visitors to Hestercombe will no longer be required to pre-book timeslots for admission to the gardens, house and Gallery.
Requirements for visitors to wear face coverings will no longer be in operation; however we recommend that you aim to keep social distancing where possible, and you are welcome to wear a face covering at your own discretion. Our staff will continue to wear face coverings and operate within the usual Covid-19 guidelines.
We are open daily (7 days a week), from 10am - 6pm (last entry 4.30pm).
If you have any questions about visiting, please contact our Visitor Reception team at firstname.lastname@example.org
10am – 6pm, daily (last entry 4.30pm)
*Please note: when visiting, use the postcode TA2 8LQ for Sat Nav, or ///fancy.arena.tanks for What3Words.
The Stables Restaurant serves a brand new menu of fresh, locally sourced food and drink for you to enjoy!
Reserve a table by calling 01823 414197 between 10am - 5pm.
Caffè + Gelato is open from 10am to 5.30pm, serving hot and cold drinks, cakes and delicious local gelato Baboo, as well as savoury and light bites.
Seating for Caffè + Gelato is available within the Plant Centre and Picnic Area.
Both The Stables and Caffè + Gelato are free to enter ~ no gardens admission required.
*Please note, the Stables restaurant is closed on Monday 2 and 3 August and Caffè + Gelato will be closed on 4 August. There will be a takeaway service of sandwiches, salads, cakes, ice cream, other light snacks and drinks available on both days.
Daily, 10am – 5.30pm
Free to enter ~ no gardens admission required.
Open daily 11am - 5pm
Gardens admission is required in order to visit the Gift Shop and Secondhand Book Shop.
Open daily 11am - 5pm
Gardens admission is required in order to visit the Gallery. See what's coming up in the Gallery
Permanently closed. Please contact our Visitor Reception if you have a voucher that you'd like to use.
Enjoy unlimited access to the gardens for a year, plus a range of exclusive benefits, by joining as a Hestercombe member from as little as £3.46 per month. Find out more about membership
Valid from 31st March 2021
5 - 15 years
Under 5 years
Family Saver 1
1 adult & up to 3 children
Family Saver 2
2 adults & up to 3 children
Admission for Tramper user
Please call us before you make an online booking, on 01823 413923
Hestercombe has been accredited as part of Visit Britain’s ‘Good to Go’ and 'Safe Travels' schemes: we have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, have a risk assessment in place and a process to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.
Please help us keep Hestercombe safe by wearing your face covering at your own discretion around the Visitor Centre, including the Visitor Reception, Stables Cafe and Plant Centre.
Tramper Mobility Scooter £6.00 (per 2 hour slot)
Ring 01823 413923 or email ahead to book before booking an admission ticket (payment required to secure booking).
Tramper scheme operated by Countryside Mobility, non members of the scheme will be required to join for a fee of £2.50.
**Please read our accessibility webpage for further information to help you plan your visit.
If you're a UK taxpayer and you make a Gift Aid donation when you enter of 10% more than the admission price, the UK Government will give Hestercombe Gardens Trust an extra 25% of the full admission price.
If you do not wish to make the donation, then please advise our ticket staff accordingly. Admission prices without a donation are: Adult £12.50; Child £6.25; Family Savers £19.00 and £31.50.
Dogs are very welcome on a lead throughout the gardens, Plant Centre, Stables restaurant and Caffe + Gelato, and parts of Hestercombe House, including the Second-hand Bookshop and Gift Shop (but not the Gallery).
A complimentary dog treat is provided upon arrival for Very Good Dogs.
If you’re unable to get to Hestercombe for a visit, or if you’d like a guided tour when you get here, please download the Candide UK app.
Guided audio tours are available for free for both the Landscape Garden (with Chief Executive, Philip White), and the Formal Garden (with Head Gardener, Claire Greenslade).
Do you shop online at John Lewis, Amazon, eBay, Argos, Expedia, booking.com, Tesco or Sainsbury’s? By signing up to Give As You Live you can earn us charitable donations at no extra cost to yourself, and help us maintain and develop Hestercombe’s estate for the benefit of future generations.
Groups and tours enquiries are very welcome – please see our Groups information for further details of what we can offer you.
If you’ve visited Hestercombe recently, we’d love to hear your thoughts. Please take a minute or two to share your feedback in our quick survey and help guide our future.
For details about how we’re managing visits, please read our Coronavirus information.
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 £41.50 per year.
Give a Gift of Membership to friends and family and they too can enjoy all the benefits of membership.
Visit Hestercombe and upgrade your ticket to an annual membership for just the difference in cost.
Example: pay £13.75 for adult entry, and upgrade to full adult single membership for an extra £27.75 (£2.31 by monthly Direct Debit). The upgrade must be made during the day of your visit. Prices correct as of 1st April 2021.See Membership Options