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Shopping in Taunton: Gardens Gift Shop and Plant Centre

*Please note, due to restrictions related to Covid-19, the Gift Shop is currently closed. However, the Plant Centre is open and alongside its variety of plants on sale, you are also able to choose from a limited range of items from the Shop.

The Hestercombe Gardens Shop is an essential stop on the Hestercombe trail. Inside you’ll find a treasure trove full of garden gadgets, gorgeous gifts, tempting toiletries and tasty treats. Whether you’re looking for a special present or just something to remind you of your visit to Hestercombe, there’s plenty to choose from, and with many locally sourced products, it’s a Taunton shopping paradise.

Next to the shop you’ll find the Plant Centre. The Plant Centre is full of healthy happy plants which are all seasonally selected. We also have a range of plants that come from our beautiful gardens so there’s plenty of choice for everyone.

Both the Gift Shop and Plant Centre are open from 10am-5pm daily, and are free to enter – no admission fee or membership required.

If there’s anything in particular you’re looking for in the Gift Shop or the Plant Centre then pop in to see Linda and the team or phone the Shop on 01823 413769.



*Please note: to protect the health and wellbeing of our visitors, staff, artists and volunteers the House (including the Secondhand bookshop, Gallery and Column Room Restaurant) remain closed.

Hestercombe Gardens and Stables Cafe will remain open for people to enjoy daily.

Hestercombe is an independent charity, so we value your support during these difficult times. Please continue to enjoy the gardens and we look forward to welcoming you back to Hestercombe Gallery, Second-hand Bookshop and Column Room Restaurant at the earliest safe opportunity.

The Second­hand Bookshop

*Please note: we are not accepting donations of books until further notice.

A book lover’s paradise,­ the Second­hand Bookshop lends itself to some serious browsing.

Enjoy cosy surroundings with one of the best views at Hestercombe, overlooking the picturesque Formal Gardens – it’s the perfect place to find a literary gem.

With a wide selection of categories available covering gardening, travel, fiction, children’s, cookery, specialist titles and more, there’s something for everyone.

The Book Shop is stocked by book donations and run by a fantastic team of volunteers, meaning all proceeds raised go directly to the Hestercombe Gardens Trust. These proceeds help us to continue with the maintenance, restoration and development of Hestercombe. We’re always very happy to receive book donations. Any subject categories are very welcome, including­ fiction, history, gardening, children’s and specialist titles.