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The Hestercombe Gardens are just four miles (6.5 km) from Taunton, Somerset, near the village of Cheddon Fitzpane. They are signposted from all main roads with tourist signs with a picture of a daisy.

Hestercombe is a unique combination of gardens from three eras:

A Georgian garden, a Victorian terrace garden and a formal garden from the time of Edward VII. All were overgrown and have now been lovingly restored.

Forget everything around you on 17 beautifully landscaped hectares while strolling past streams, temples, vivid colors, formal terraces, small forests, lakes, cascades and viewpoints that will take your breath away.


The story of Hestercombe

The soldier and artist Coplestone Warre Bampfylde , known for having the best taste in landscaping in England, created this landscape in the 1850s.

With the expansion of the Victorian terraces and the planting of various shrubs in the 1870s, his vision was supplemented.

Finally, between 1904 and 1908, Sir Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll created the wonderful Edwardian Gardens.

You can spend a wonderful day in the gardens of Hestercombe or just make a short stop to choose from a variety of walking routes through the three gardens.

Do you feel comfortable:

  • Peace and quiet
  • excellent food with the finest regional and seasonal ingredients
  • well-stocked souvenir shop and plant center
  • Groups welcome
  • large free parking lot
  • free entry to the café and souvenir shop
  • Dogs allowed (leash compulsory)

We are open all year round from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. - except on December 25th!


Admission prices 2021

Adults: £ 13.30
Children (5-15y): £ 6.65
Children (under 5y):
Free
Family :
(1 adult, 3 children) £ 20
(2 adults, 3 children) £ 33

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