Hestercombe Gardens - Dog Friendly Attraction in Taunton, Somerset

Hestercombe Gardens

Cheddon Fitzpaine
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  • Hestercombe is open 363 days a year
  • We allow dogs on a short lead
  • The cafe serves seasonal food & teas
  • Many events year-round

Hestercombe has over 40 acres of unique historic landscape and formal gardens that span three centuries of garden design. From woodland walks to formal planting it's perfect for anything from a whole day out to just a stroll through the tress.

Each area of the gardens has undergone acclaimed restoration works and today provide important examples of gardens in contrasting styles that continue to grow and develop. In particular, Hestercombe's Formal Garden is a fine example of the world renowned partnership between plants-woman, Gertrude Jekyll and architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens.
In addition to these magnificent gardens, the Courtyard (composing the Stables Restaurant & Coffee Shop, Lutyens Gallery and Gardens Plant Centre & Shop) offers delicious homemade refreshments from the cafe, unusual gifts and plants from the gardens in the shop and local artwork displayed in the Lutyens Gallery. Entrance to the Courtyard is FREE.
Hestercombe is open all year from 10am - 6pm with last admission at 5pm.
Plus there are always plenty of exciting events.


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