November 2021

Festivals and Events

Hestercombe Gardens - Illuminate

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine, TA2 8LG, Taunton

27 Nov 2021 - 2 Jan 2022


Experience Hestercombe's historic gardens as never before, on our colourful illuminated winter trail, ILLUMINATE!

Hestercombe Gardens - Illuminate
We are delighted to present our very first Christmas illuminated gardens trail, ILLUMINATE.
Extending the popular colourful lights which adorn the route to Father Christmas’s grotto, ILLUMINATE will light up the entirety of Rook Wood with a beautiful multicoloured display, including its natural features and terrain, before taking you through the light-studded Yew Tunnel and onto a stunning, dynamic pixel display on the turning circle by Hestercombe House.
Bring the whole family to enjoy this lovely light experience, and finish up with a rich hot chocolate or homemade sausage roll from Caffe + Gelato, whilst watching the fire pit crackle away under the twinkling fairy lights in the glass-covered courtyard.
Late night shopping in Hestercombe’s chic gift shop and book shop will be available in Hestercombe House every evening on which ILLUMINATE is running, and is easily accessible from the end of the illuminated trail.

Opening Hours

Dates & Times
  • Saturday 27th November
  • Sunday 28th November
  • Thursday 2nd December
  • Friday 3rd December
  • Saturday 4th December
  • Sunday 5th December
  • Thursday 9th December
  • Saturday 11th December
  • Sunday 12th December
  • Saturday 18th December
  • Sunday 19th December
  • Monday 20th December
  • Tuesday 21st December
  • Wednesday 22nd December
  • Thursday 23rd December
  • Friday 24th December
  • Monday 27th December
  • Tuesday 28th December
  • Wednesday 29th December
  • Thursday 30th December
  • Saturday 1st January 2022
  • Sunday 2nd January
Limited capacity slots are available at 4.30pm, 4.50pm, 5.10pm, 5.30pm, 5.50pm, 6.10pm, 6.30pm and 6.50pm.
Advance booking is required; tickets are now on sale.


Hestercombe Members
Adults £5
Children £3
Adults £8
Children £6
Children aged under 2 receive free admission - no need to book a ticket. Tickets must be purchased for children aged 2 to 15.
Tickets are available on the Hestercombe website.


Hestercombe Gardens - Illuminate
Hestercombe Gardens
Cheddon Fitzpaine
United Kingdom

T: 01823 413923



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