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Our Formal Garden is hailed as one of the finest examples of the world-renowned partnership between garden designer Gertrude Jekyll and architect Sir Edwin Lutyens.

Garden audio tours

Listen in on the secrets of selected gardens from their head gardeners. Our audio tours take you through seasonal planting, histories and stories.

Landscape garden tour

Walk around Hestercombe's famous landscape garden with Chief Executive Philip White MBE. The tour can take from 60-90 minutes depending on the route.

Formal garden tour

Explore the highlights of the wonderful Formal Garden at Hestercombe. Head Gardener Claire Greenslade guides you through the different sections of the garden.
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Find Us

Somerset GB TA2 8LG


  • Gardens

    10am – 6pm, last entry at 5pm (4pm in Winter)
  • House: Gallery & Secondhand Book Shop

    11am – 5pm (4pm in Winter)
  • The Column Room Restaurant

    12 – 5pm (4pm in Winter)
  • The Stables Cafe

    10am – 5.30pm (5pm in Winter)
  • Gardens Shop

    11am – 5.30pm (5pm in Winter)
  • Plant Centre

    11am – 5.30pm (5pm in Winter)

Lots to see

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