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Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 8LG

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About Hestercombe Gardens

Famous for the unique collection of gardens which span three centuries of garden history and design, the Formal Garden is hailed as a fine example of the world-renowned partnership between designer Gertrude Jekyll and architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. Hestercombe House and Gardens has undergone acclaimed restoration works and continues to grow, giving visitors a stunning setting to explore and relax.

Where is Hestercombe Gardens located?

Hestercombe Gardens is located a few miles from the historic market town of Taunton, Somerset. It is easily accessible by car and coach from J25 of the M5. By train, you can reach Taunton in 30 minutes from Bristol, 75 minutes from Bath, 1hr 30 from Salisbury, and 1hr 45 from London Paddington. Taxis (with accessible services) are readily available from Taunton station when you arrive, or can be prebooked.

What style of garden is Hestercombe Gardens?

Experience 50 acres of quintessential Somerset gardens, near Taunton. Spanning three centuries of garden design, Hestercombe Gardens offer a unique combination and varied experience of the Georgian Landscape Garden (designed 1750s), the Victorian Shrubbery and the Edwardian Formal Gardens (early 1900s), featuring one of the finest examples of the collaboration between garden designer Gertrude Jekyll and Sir Edwin Lutyens.

What can guests enjoy at Hestercombe Gardens?

Guests can enjoy a vibrant contemporary art gallery, second-hand book shop, gift shop and plant centre. In the Stables Cafe sit amongst the old stables and enjoy a light, home made and locally sourced lunch or cake; and the Column Room Restaurant offers lunches, afternoon teas and Somerset cream teas overlooking the stunning Edwardian Formal Gardens. There is a varied events schedule, including music, art, gardening, workshops, family garden trails and more. Hestercombe offers information on accessibility: https://www.hestercombe.com/your-visit/accessibility/ Child / family friendly facilities, dog friendly (on short leads) across the gardens, cafe and shop.

Information on Hestercombe Gardens , Cheddon Fitzpaine , Taunton

Opening Times: All year, Daily, 10:00-18:00 (last entry 5pm in summer, 4pm in winter). Closed Xmas Day.
Admission: Adult £12.50, Child (5-15) £6.25, Child under 5 Free, Wheelchair users £6.25 (Helper Free). Includes a voluntary donation to assist with continuing restoration.
Child Friendly:  Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly: Dogs Permitted (Dogs on Leads)
Location: Exit M5 from J25; Hestercombe is four miles from Taunton, signposted from all main roads with Tourist Information Daisy symbol.
Facilities: Art Gallery, Restored 17th Century Watermill, Coaches Welcome, Free on site Parking, Full Disabled Access to Visitor Centre, Marked disabled garden route, Guided Tours (restrictions may apply), Shop, Plant Centre, Stables Restaurant & Café, Seasonal Mill Tea Garden
Garden Acreage: 50
Parkland / Woodland Acreage: 100

Circus Fun Terrific Tuesday

Roll up, roll up to our first Terrific Tuesday of the summer… Have fun trying your hand at circus skills on the Orangery Lawn and be wowed by Cirque de Silk who will perform a dazzling and daring aerialist show in the gardens. Throughout th...

Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 8LG

Start: 10:00

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Finish: 15:00

'Really Wild' Terrific Tuesday

Are you ready for a really wild day at Hestercombe? Our second Terrific Tuesday this summer is all about animals. Get up close to a variety of exotic animals and big bugs at the Really Wild Learning Show. Learn lots of amazing facts about the ani...

Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 8LG

Start: 10:00

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Finish: 15:00

Fairytales & Fantasy Terrific Tuesday

Get lost in a world of fairy tales and fantasy at our third Terrific Tuesday of the summer... Award winning storyteller Sarah Mooney will bring tales to life through her interactive storytelling sessions throughout the day. Entering a world ...

Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 8LG

Start: 10:00

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Finish: 15:00

'Move it, Shake it' Terrific Tuesday

Get active at our fourth Terrific Tuesday as you move it, shake it and more with a day jam-packed with activities to encourage movement and fun. Yoga teacher Katie Louise will be running sessions to introduce yoga as a form of movement and mind...

Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 8LG

Start: 10:00

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Finish: 15:00

Hestercombe Adventurers Terrific Tuesday

We think adventure matters. That kids need it. And that the world needs adventurous kids… Let your little ones try their hand at the ancient sport of Archery with BBland Outdoor Pursuits. Great for the development of hand-eye coordination skill...

Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 8LG

Start: 10:00

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Finish: 15:00

Folksy Theatre: 'Comedy of Errors'

Folksy Theatre presents Shakespeare’s classic tale of mistaken identities. After being separated from their twins in a shipwreck, Antipholus and his slave Dromio go to Ephesus to find them. The other set of twins live in Ephesus, and the new arriv...

Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 8LG

Start: 18:00

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Finish: 20:30

Folksy Theatre presents 'Mr Magnolia'

Mr Magnolia has many things, such as an old trumpet that goes rooty-toot, some very fat owls learning to hoot, a big purple dinosaur who’s a magnificent brute, two sisters who play the flute, and even a swimming pool. But he still only has one boo...

Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 8LG

Start: 17:30

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Finish: 19:00

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