Hestercombe House and Gardens is a historically significant site which consists of a nationally acclaimed house and gardens and contemporary art gallery. Hestercombe is unique in having four centuries of complete period gardens. Situated just outside of Taunton in Somerset, the first reference to a garden at Hestercombe is from a medieval document of 1249. The Hestercombe Gardens Trust was established in 1997 to oversee the restoration of the gardens and to protect them for future generations to enjoy. The trust aims to create magical experiences that connect people with art, nature, well-being and learning.

The gardens at Hestercombe are open every day from 10am for strolls, long and short, which span Edwardian and Victorian formal gardens to a large Georgian Landscape garden with follies and woods. Hestercombe Gardens is dog-friendly including the gardens, café, restaurant and shops.

“Hestercombe is delighted to be partnering with The Outdoor Guide. We share the belief that everybody should be able to enjoy a healthy life outdoors and seek to enhance the connectivity, inclusion, health and wellbeing for people of our immediate and wider community.”

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“Hestercombe is one of Somerset’s hidden gems – we’re delighted to be partnering with them and helping support our joint mission of enabling everyone to enjoy time outside.”