Parks and Gardens
Things To Do
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine, TA2 8LG
Discover Somerset and lose yourself in fifty acres of lakes, temples, cascades, tranquil woodland walks, formal terraces, vivid colours and views that take your breath away…..
All of our gardens have undergone acclaimed restoration works and provide important examples of gardens in contrasting styles that continue to grow and develop. The restored 17th century watermill complex showcases historic uses of renewable energy alongside the original working mill machinery.
The award-winning visitor facilities include the warm and welcoming Stables Kitchen Cafe with a bright, airy courtyard, gift shop and plant centre. Inside the historic Hestercombe House find the beautiful Column Room Restaurant serving quintessential British afternoon teas and delicious light lunches.
The Hestercombe Contemporary Art Gallery and second-hand bookshop provide lots more to see and do, whatever the weather.
Hestercombe is open all year round, except Christmas Day.
Summer: 10am – 6pm, last entry at 5pm
Hestercombe House: Gallery & Secondhand Book Shop
11am – 5pm
The Column Room Restaurant (Wed – Sun)
12 – 5pm (last seating 4.45pm)
The Stables Cafe
10am – 5.30pm
Gardens Shop & Plant Centre
10am – 5.30pm
FREE entry to the Stables Cafe, Gardens Shop, Plant Centre and under 7’s play area
Tramper Mobility Scooter £6.00 (per 2 hour slot)
Ring ahead to book: 01823 413923 (payment required to secure booking). Tramper scheme operated by Countryside Mobility, non members of the scheme will be required to join for a fee of £2.50.
**Please read our accessibility guide for further information to help you plan your visit.
Hestercome House and Gardens
Hestercombe GardensCheddon FitzpaineSomersetTA2 8LG
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