Somerset Houses & Gardens


Summer Lates at Hestercombe

Hestercombe, Cheddon Fitzpaine, TA2 8LG


Hestercombe's beautiful summer gardens will be open until 8pm on Wednesday evenings throughout June, July, August and September

Summer Lates at Hestercombe
Throughout June, July, August and September, Hestercombe will be opening its gardens until 8pm every Wednesday*.

Enjoy the 50 acres of historic gardens after hours, and see the landscape in a unique way as we leave them open towards dusk - perfect for an after-work or school visit.
*except Wednesday 30th June

Traditional Charcoal Burn & BBQ ~ Wednesday 2nd June
To celebrate the first summer late opening on Wednesday 2nd June, join our gardens team at the Charcoal Burner's Hut to experience charcoal being made in the traditional way, just like a woodsman would have done hundreds of years ago. The chefs will also be providing a barbecue into the evening.

On selected dates (TBC), Hestercombe's Edwardian punt will be back out on the Pear Pond, and ready for you to take a ride on!

Further info
Food and drink will be available every Wednesday (including wood-fired pizzas, barbecues and more), and on various dates (TBC), we will be providing entertainment in the form of punting, or music in the gardens.

Booking online is essential via the 'tickets' link. A limited number of tickets will be released for summer late openings within two weeks of each evening opening.

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Opening Hours


Admission: every Wednesday from 5pm - 8pm. Booking online essential.


Entry to the gardens will be half-price gardens admission for non members (free for Hestercombe members). Enjoy free access to all of our summer late openings by joining as a Hestercombe member! (details below)
Entry is by gardens admission only; book at:






          KEY FEATURES


              PAYMENT METHODS

                PET INFORMATION

                  SPECIALIST FEATURES

                    TOURS & DEMONSTRATIONS

                      TRAVEL & TRADE

                        • Available for wedding receptions

                        • Blue Badge Guides admitted free

                        • Cater for groups

                        • Coach parking

                        • Conference facilities

                        • Delta accepted

                        • Demonstrations Given

                        • Dogs Accepted

                        • Educational Visits Accepted

                        • Event venue

                        • Facilities for children

                        • Family Fun

                        • Gift Shop

                        • Groups accepted

                        • Guide dogs permitted

                        • Guided Tours Available for Groups

                        • In countryside

                        • Maestro accepted

                        • Marketed towards children

                        • Marketed towards families

                        • Marketed towards senior citizens

                        • Marketed towards student/youth

                        • MasterCard accepted

                        • Max group size

                        • Min group size

                        • On site parking

                        • On-Site café/restaurant

                        • Outdoor Attraction

                        • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors

                        • Picnic Site

                        • Ramp/Level Access

                        • Restaurant

                        • Smoking Some Areas

                        • Special group rates

                        • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted

                        • Toilets

                        • Toilets for disabled visitors

                        • Visa accepted

                        Road Directions

                        Hestercombe is less than 6 miles from J25 of the M5, 2.5 miles from Taunton, near the village of Cheddon Fitzpaine and is signposted from all main roads with the brown tourist information daisy symbol. The Sat Nav postcode is TA2 8LQ.

                        Public Transport Directions

                        Not accessible by public transport.
                        Disability Access: Yes - Visitor Centre and marked garden route


                        Summer Lates at Hestercombe
                        Cheddon Fitzpaine
                        Nr Taunton
                        TA2 8LG
                        United Kingdom

                        T: 01823 413923

                        F: 01823 413747



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