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Mar, 2019

Simon Faithfull: Elsewhen

Sat, 9th Mar to Sun, 30th Jun
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Join Hestercombe Contemporary Art Gallery and Simon Faithfull for exhibition 'Elsewhen'
Simon Faithfull: Elsewhen | 09.03.19 – 30.06.19 The solo exhibition ‘Elsewhen’ brings together a series of works and interventions by internationally acclaimed artist Simon Faithfull that collectively act as a kind of orientation device for both the artist and the visitor to Hestercombe Gallery. Many of Faithfull’s works endeavour to subjectively map the planet that the artist finds himself on – attempting to understand his place in both time and space. Faithfull often tries to bring back personal accounts of…

Jun, 2019

Meet the Gardener

Fri, 28th Jun at 11:00 am to 11:20 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Friday, repeating until Fri, 28th Jun, 2019

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Before you explore the summertime gardens, meet one of our friendly garden team for an introduction to the unique combination of Georgian, Edwardian and Victorian garden design at Hestercombe. No need to book – just meet at the top of the Daisy Steps at 11am. Normal garden admission applies, free to Hestercombe members. Every Friday in June.

Jul, 2019

Summer Lates: Pizza & Music Nights

£6.25
Wed, 3rd Jul at 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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One event on Wed, 10th Jul, 2019 at 5:00pm

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Experience the gardens until 8pm on the warm summer evenings with our season of special summer lates openings.
Grab a wood-fired pizza, a selection of salads and a cold drink and enjoy the gardens at your leisure. There will be live music emanating from within the trees to lend a true Georgian feel to your experience. Enjoy the gardens until 8pm on the warm summer evenings with our season of special late openings. You’ll be able to explore the landscapes after hours and leave work behind for a little while. Each evening there will be some tasty food…

The FB Pocket Orchestra: Jazz on the Lawn

Sun, 7th Jul at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Kickstart summer with our Jazz on the Lawn jazz concert - vintage hot jazz, blues, ragtime and dances
Kick start summer with hot jazz, blues, ragtime and dances from the 1920s and 1930s. Bring a picnic, find a spot on the Orangery Lawn and get your toes tapping! Expect blues, hot jazz, ragtime, waltzes, songs and dances from long ago and far away! Working backwards from the 1930s, the FB Pocket Orchestra explores a repertoire that formed the embryo of what is now known as popular music. The members originally began playing together simply as an exercise in…

Summer Lates: Pizza & Music Nights

£6.25
Wed, 10th Jul at 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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One event on Wed, 10th Jul, 2019 at 5:00pm

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Experience the gardens until 8pm on the warm summer evenings with our season of special summer lates openings.
Grab a wood-fired pizza, a selection of salads and a cold drink and enjoy the gardens at your leisure. There will be live music emanating from within the trees to lend a true Georgian feel to your experience. Enjoy the gardens until 8pm on the warm summer evenings with our season of special late openings. You’ll be able to explore the landscapes after hours and leave work behind for a little while. Each evening there will be some tasty food…

Where function ends: Responses to the Architecture of Sir Edwin Lutyens

Sun, 14th Jul at 11:00 am to Sun, 27th Oct at 5:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Join Hestercombe Contemporary Art Gallery for exhibition 'When Function Ends'
Where function ends: Responses to the Architecture of Sir Edwin Lutyens | 14.07.19 – 27.10.19 To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944), Hestercombe Gallery presents new work by three artists that responds to the legacy of the man whose designs transformed the Hestercombe site. Through a sculptural intervention in the galleries, incorporating new works from his ongoing series The Houses, Alex Hartley will explore the contested relationship between Lutyens’ architecture and Modernism. Liz Nicols’…

Tom’s Wildflower Walks

Tue, 16th Jul at 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
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One event on Tue, 16th Jul, 2019 at 11:00am

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Tom from our Gardens Team will lead you around our beautiful Wildflower Meadow within the Georgian Landscape Garden. He will help you identify the most common flowers and explain what makes it such a thriving habitat for butterflies and bees. 11am – 12.30pm The walk will start from the Visitor Reception. Normal admission applies but there is no additional charge for the guided walk. Booking is recommended as there are limited places. Or call our Visitor Reception on 01823 413923

Butterflies & Birds Guided Walk

Mon, 22nd Jul at 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Bring your binoculars and join Brian Hill from Somerset Ornithological Society for a morning of bird and butterfly spotting in the summertime gardens. Brian will take you into the Wildflower Meadow for some butterfly spotting, helping you identify different species and the habitats they call home. Brian will also help you identify birds by their song. The walk will last around 90 minutes. Meet at the top of the Daisy Steps at 11am. Places are limited so booking is recommended.…

Folksy Theatre Presents “The Comedy Of Errors”

Sun, 28th Jul at 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Shakespeare comedy
Folksy Theatre presents Shakespeare’s classic tale of mistaken identities. After being separated from their twins in a shipwreck, Antipholus and his slave Dromio go to Ephesus to find them. The other set of twins live in Ephesus, and the new arrivals cause a case of hilarious mistaken identity. This brilliant Shakespeare comedy is filled with Folksy’s entertaining live music, audience interaction and downright silliness. Bring your friends and family to enjoy this fantastic open-air production on the Orangery Lawn. Gates…

Terrific Tuesday – Circus Fun

Tue, 30th Jul at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton,SomersetTA2 8LGUnited Kingdom
Roll up, roll up to our first Terrific Tuesday of the summer… Circus Fun! Have fun trying your hand at circus skills on the Orangery Lawn and be wowed by Cirque de Silk who will perform a dazzling and daring aerialist show in the gardens. Throughout the day Cirque de Silk will be running taster workshops for children to have a go at aerial arts. Plus, make circus themed crafts in the Orangery. Normal admission applies. Unless specified otherwise, all…