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Hestercombe Gardens

Closed Now: 10:00 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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Beautiful gardens

Good free parking, ok for motorbikes. Lovely landscape gardens with interesting buildings, wooded... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Liz H
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Hestercombe lovley walk around the combe.

We started with a great long walk exploring the extensive grounds, then came the gardens which were... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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Based near Taunton in Somerset, Hestercombe House and Gardens features a unique combination of 300 years of garden design, a contemporary art gallery and award-winning visitor facilities. We’re a place where visitors can explore, learn and relax...more
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Hestercombe, Taunton TA2 8LG, England
+44 1823 413923
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Reviewed today via mobile

Garden layout was good but planting very poor. Waterfalls and rills in extremely bad shape. We have visited numerous other gardens that looked great in September and we were expecting much more. Entrance fee far too high. We had a really bad time pushing a...More

Thank elsie888
Reviewed 2 days ago

Good free parking, ok for motorbikes. Lovely landscape gardens with interesting buildings, wooded walks and plenty of places to sit. Colourful, pretty gardens near the house with fantastic views and a watermill. Good shop, plant sales area and very good cafe for cake, sandwiches and...More

Thank Liz H
Reviewed 3 days ago

We started with a great long walk exploring the extensive grounds, then came the gardens which were good, bit late in the year but we could see the great planting which must have been stunning in season. The house was good too , with photo...More

Thank SheAKent
Reviewed 4 days ago

Hestercombe House and gardens are close to Taunton, the history of the place is fairly complicated, but the last ‘owners’ made the house the HQ for Somerset Fire Brigade and as it was no longer a loved family home, the inside is rather gaunt and...More

Thank 307Jocelyn
Reviewed 1 week ago

Formal gardens with scented roses, a wonderful walk through woods with a cascade, ducks on the fish ponds, follies and birdsong, a great café for coffee, tea, or lunch - and all just a couple of miles from Taunton - what more could you ask.

Thank melsie21
Reviewed 1 week ago

The formal tropical garden at the front of the house was lovely. I could have spent a couple of happy hours there just enjoying it. The children enjoyed running around. Slightly disappointed that the Cascade was under repair but we still enjoyed paddling in the...More

Thank Lejeuc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited as Gertrude Jekyll garden. Gardens were lovely. Worth a visit. But for me was not as much a wow factor as I expected.

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit, a lovely walk around different garden types, the lake is really nice, the views are magnificent. This is not an easy walk and not very wheelchair accessible in places, but saying that well worth the effort and at the end of...More

Thank Doreen W
Reviewed 1 week ago

A dissappointing visit the views were amazing and the formal garden attractive we felt it was expensive for what we saw.Somehow I felt it was very disjointed I know the waterfall was under repair so maybe that would have brought the garden to life. The...More

Thank bertie333
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just attended my daughter's wedding at this fabulous venue. The ceremony, wedding breakfast and reception were all perfectly organised and ran so smoothly. The food & service was excellent and plentiful. First class main meal and really tasty buffet for the evening event. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank Malcolm N
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Shane P
2 September 2018|
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Response from Hestercombe G | Property representative |
Good afternoon, Hestercombe is an independent charity and therefore is not part of the National Trust. Kind Regards, Visitor Welcome Team
1 September 2017|
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Response from Jandave21 | Reviewed this property |
No they must be on a lead
15 August 2016|
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Response from stumpy42 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you have to pay, well worth a visit