Hestercombe Gardens. Taunton
Hidden away a few miles from Taunton are 50 acres of parkland boasting beautiful formal gardens and 3 centuries of garden history.
Hestercome Gardens are hidden away a few miles from Taunton are 50 acres of parkland boasting beautiful formal gardens and 3 centuries of garden history. If you have not visited Hestercombe Gardens then put it in your diary.
The formal Edwardian Gardens, at the back of the house feature terraces, pool and and Orangery which were designed by Sir Edward Lutyens and planted by Gertrude Jekyll.
Colourful borders surround the main terrace with views over the Somerset countryside. These gardens were reunited in 1997 with Hestercombe's secret landscape garden for the first time in 125 years after extensive restoration.
The idyllic 40 acre Georgian pleasure grounds have been lovingly and meticulously restored and provide delightful woodland walks, lakeside views, classical temples and the Great Cascade.
In 2014 Hestercombe House finally opened to the public. With a contemporary art Gallery, a traditional tearoom and second hand bookshop there is even more for visitors to explore.
2018 - Hestercombe Gardens open daily except Christmas Day - 10am - 6pm (last admission 5pm). Cafe, gift shop and plant sales; new traditional tearoom and book shop in Hestercombe House; under 7s play area; family trails and seasonal events in the gardens.
Partial disabled access.
More information Hestercombe Gardens Website
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- Street: Hestercombe Gardens
- Postcode: TA2 8LG
- City: Taunton
- County: Somerset
- Country: United Kingdom
- Telephone: 01823 413923
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