Special Garden Events in Somerset

These are a small number of gardens where the open day events offer something extra such a talk by the head gardener, special refreshments or privileged access. Click on the links below to find out more about the garden and book tickets.

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine

Magnificent Georgian landscape garden designed by artist Coplestone Warre Bampfylde, a contemporary of Gainsborough and Henry Hoare of Stourhead. Victorian terrace and shrubbery and an exquisite example of a Lutyens/Jeykll designed formal garden; C17 water garden. Enjoy 50 acres of woodland walks, temples, terraces, pergolas, lakes and cascades. A limited number of tickets have been made available for a private tour of the gardens on the evening of the 19th June. Please arrive promptly at 6pm for a glass of wine, and an introductory talk by Head Gardener, Claire Greenslade, after which there will be the opportunity to explore the gardens, accompanied by Claire. This will be a unique experience to wander the gardens in the early evening when the garden is closed to other visitors. Opens Wednesday 19th June, pre-booking essential.

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