Hestercombe is currently closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic ~ please read our updated opening information
Hestercombe has been accredited as part of Visit Britain’s ‘Good to Go’ scheme: 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 in all areas of the Visitor Centre, including the Visitor Reception, Stables Cafe and Plant Centre.
Please note: you are now only able to visit Hestercombe as one household or support bubble, and can only meet one other person from another household outside as long as you maintain social distancing. Gardens admission will be limited to six per online booking.
To keep both staff and visitors safe, on arrival you must have your booking reference ready before entering the Visitor Reception in order to keep communication to an absolute minimum.
Hestercombe is currently closed, following the Government’s announcement of the national lockdown. Please see our Coronavirus updates page for more information.
10am – 5pm, daily Wednesday to Sunday
10am - 5pm, daily Wednesday to Sunday
You must pre-book gardens admission in order to visit the Stables Café, which is takeaway only; the Bampfylde Hall Restaurant is closed until further notice. Seating in the Courtyard, Marquee Lawn and Picnic Area has been removed.
11am – 4pm, daily Wednesday to Sunday
You must pre-book gardens admission in order to visit the Plant Centre (pay for plants in the Café)
Temporarily closed until further notice.
Temporarily closed until further notice.
Tramper Mobility Scooter £6.00 (per 2 hour slot)
Ring or email ahead to book: 01823 413923 (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 government will give the 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 £12.00; Child £6.00; Family Savers £18.00 and £30.00.
Dogs are very welcome on a lead throughout the gardens, Plant Centre, Stables Café, and parts of Hestercombe House, including the Second-hand Bookshop and pop-up 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 restore 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.
|Child||5 - 15 years||£6.65*|
|Child||Under 5 years||Free|
|Family Saver 1||1 adult & up to 3 children||£20.00*|
|Family Saver 2||2 adults & up to 3 children||£33.00*|
|Wheelchair User||Half Price**|
|Admission for Tramper user||Half Price**|
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 £39.50 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 £13.30 for adult entry, and upgrade to full adult single membership for £26.20 (only £2.18 per month via monthly Direct Debit). The upgrade must be made during the day of your visit.
Prices as of 1 December 2020.See Membership Options