Hestercombe will be closed on Monday 31st of January and Tuesday 1st February 2022 so our main driveway can be completely resurfaced. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Your visit to Hestercombe
Visitors to Hestercombe are no longer required to pre-book timeslots for admission to the gardens, house and Gallery. However, we do ask, in line with recent changes to law, that all visitors please wear a face covering inside our Gift Shop, Gallery and any other inside spaces.
Hestercombe is now a fully cashless venue ~ only payments by debit or credit card, contactless, Apple Pay and Google Pay are accepted.
We are open daily (7 days a week), from 10am - 5pm (last entry 3:30pm).
If you have any questions about visiting, please contact our Visitor Reception team at email@example.com
Use the button below to book gardens admission online and save 10%.
Christmas Opening Hours
This year, we will be closed on both Christmas Day and Boxing Day. It has been a very full-on year for our staff and we want them to have a rest and spend time with their loved ones.
Hestercombe will re-open its doors on 27th December and is open daily from 9am - 5pm (last entry at 3pm).
10am – 5pm, daily (last entry 3:30pm)
*Please note: when visiting, use the postcode TA2 8LQ for Sat Nav, or ///fancy.arena.tanks for What3Words.
The Stables & Caffè + Gelato
The Stables: open daily, 10am - 5pm (last orders 4.30pm)
Enjoy a menu of fresh, locally sourced food and drink including brunch, lunch and afternoon tea.
Reservations: call 01823 414197 between 10am - 5pm.
Caffè + Gelato: open Saturday & Sunday, 10am to 5pm
Enjoy hot and cold drinks, cakes and delicious local gelato Baboo, as well as savoury and light bites. *Please note, from October, Caffè + Gelato will open on Saturdays and Sundays only.
Seating for Caffè + Gelato is available within the Plant Centre and Picnic Area. Both The Stables and Caffè + Gelato are free to enter.
Daily, 10am – 5pm
The Plant Centre is free to enter.
Gift Shop & Second-hand Book Shop
Open daily 11am - 4pm
Gardens admission is required in order to visit the Gift Shop and Secondhand Book Shop.
Hestercombe House & Gallery
Open daily 11am - 4pm
Gardens admission is required in order to visit the Gallery. See what's coming up in the Gallery
Winter Opening Hours
Our winter opening hours will commence on Monday 1st November:
Gardens: 10am - 5pm (last entry 3.30pm)
House (includes Gallery, Bookshop, Shop): 11am - 4pm
The Stables: 10am – 5pm (last orders 4.30pm)
Caffè + Gelato: 10am – 5pm (weekends only)
Plant Centre: 10am - 5pm (pay for plants at the Visitor Reception or Stables)