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A unique combination of three centuries of garden design: Coplestone Warre Bampfylde’s Georgian landscape garden, the Victorian terrace and shrubbery and the stunning Edwardian design by Sir Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll.

All of our gardens have undergone acclaimed restoration works and today provide important examples of gardens in contrasting styles that continue to grow and develop. The award-winning visitor facilities include the warm and welcoming Stables Kitchen Cafe with a bright, airy courtyard. Plus find the Column Room Restaurant inside Hestercombe House serving quintissentially British afternoon teas and delicious light lunches.

The Gardens Shop is full of beautiful things for the home and garden and the Plant Centre is well stocked with a wide variety of plants. These facilities and the well-appointed picnic area and under 7s playground have free entry. The restored 17th century watermill complex showcases the historic uses of renewable energy alongside the original working mill machinery and is set in the heart of the gardens.

There are so many things to do! The Somerset Gardens at Hestercombe are open all year round (except Christmas Day), has lots of exciting events and loves your dogs!

Today’s opening hours

Hestercombe is open all year, except Christmas Day.

10am – 6pm, last entry at 5pm (4pm in Winter).

House: 11am to 5pm (4pm in the winter).



Hestercombe is open all year, except Christmas Day.

10am – 6pm, last entry at 5pm (4pm in Winter).

House: 11am to 5pm (4pm in the winter).

Find Us
Find us

Hestercombe is conveniently situated just 15 minutes from junction 25 of the M5 and only a few miles outside of Taunton town centre. The route is marked out with brown daisy signs from the motorway all the way to Cheddon Fitzpaine.

Upon following the sign from Cheddon Fitzpaine, stay on the main road until you reach Hestercombe Gardens. Do not take a turn onto Hestercombe Road as this will take you to the farm and not to Hestercombe Gardens.

The nearest railway station is Taunton. Taxi ranks are sited at the railway station and in the town centre near to the bus and coach station. 


Historic Houses members visit for free.

Adult: £11.80

Child (5 ­- 15 years): £5.90

Child (under 5 years:) FREE

More admission details

Group Visits
Group Visits

Groups and tours very welcome, contact us on 01823 413923 for more details or email: carolinemortimore@hestercombe.com.

Upcoming events

9 Sep 2019

Cuttings Workshop

Join head gardener Claire Greenslade for a morning’s workshop. She’ll share her expert tips and you’ll be able to take some cuttings from Hestercombe’s gardens home with you.

£25 per person + half price garden entry 

For more information, or to book a place, please visit our website


Nestled in tranquil countryside and boasting sweeping lawns, three stunning historic gardens and the iconic Ham Stone Lutyens-­designed Orangery, it’s no wonder Hestercombe is one of the top wedding venues in Somerset.

As a bride at Hestercombe you’ll get access to the entire grounds during your big day – that’s fifty acres of beautiful landscape and formal gardens for you and your guests.

We want your wedding day to be the most special day of your lives, so when you book a wedding with us, you’ll be the only couple getting married at Hestercombe that day. Exclusivity is what we’re all about, and we’re here to make your day perfect.

Licensed for civil ceremonies, Hestercombe has the advantage of being able to hold your ceremony, drinks reception, wedding breakfast and evening party all at one spectacular and spacious location.

Our friendly and accommodating team have many years of experience and will work with you to make your special day truly unforgettable.

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