Hestercombe Gardens


Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 8LG

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Open daily near Taunton in Somerset, Hestercombe is a unique combination of beautiful gardens, all saved from disrepair and restored to their former glory over the last 20 years.

We have 50 acres steeped in history and brimming with wildlife. Plus, with a calendar of exciting events all year round, you'll find there's lots to do.

Admire the views from the Victorian Terrace, the intricacies of the Edwardian Formal Garden and discover the lakeside paths of the Georgian Landscape Garden.

Dating back to 1280, Hestercombe House offers a contemporary art gallery, restaurant and second-hand book shop.

The Stables Café, housed in the original stable block, serves delicious home-made cakes, lunches and a Sunday roast.

There are fully accessible toilets by the entrance to the Ticket Office, Visitor Centre Courtyard and Café, Hestercombe House and the Mill.

The Changing Space at Reflect

Located in the Woodland Barn (no. 25 on the Guide Map), Reflect PMLD‘s changing space is available for the use of visitors to Hestercombe during their opening hours of 10am and 3pm, Tuesday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).

Their facilities include a mobile hoist, adjustable changing bed and partitioning curtains for privacy. Reflect stock disposable gloves, wipes and other cleaning materials but cannot supply pads or similar items bespoke to individual needs. It may be possible to open at other times (for example to support events) by arrangement. To find out more and to make use of these facilities, simply drop into the Woodland Barn or call them on 07562 283072.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult (16+)£14.85 per ticket
Annual Membership£44.50 per ticket
Child (5 - 15 yrs)£7.45 per ticket
Family (1 Adult and up to 3 Children)£22.50 per ticket
Family (2 Adults + up to 3 Children)£37.50 per ticket

Wheelchair Users and Admission For Tramper Users Half Price. Please read our accessibility webpage for further information to help you plan your visit.



  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Wheelchairs available

COVID-19 Response

  • 2m distancing in place
  • Advance booking essential
  • Capacity limit
  • Clear signage
  • Contactless payment only
  • Contactless payment possible
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Facilities must be booked
  • Floors clearly marked for social distancing
  • Food available during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • One way system
  • Online booking only
  • Online booking possible
  • Online ordering available
  • Open now
  • Outside seating
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Pets welcome during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Socially distanced spaced seating
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands

Map & Directions

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.

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00