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Gorgeous expansive gardens

Hestercombe is a mix of formal gardens and woodland. It's a wonderful place to escape for a few... read more

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Rebecca H
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Birmingham
A lovely place to visit

We enjoyed a half day at Hestercombe in a mixed generation group. There was plenty for 3 young... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anne L
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed today

Hestercombe is a mix of formal gardens and woodland. It's a wonderful place to escape for a few hours. For families it is worth noting that it's really easy to get around with a pushchair and there is a small play area at the entrance. The cafe also serves lovely children's options.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a half day at Hestercombe in a mixed generation group. There was plenty for 3 young children to do - wand making and a pumpkin trail. A nice short walk round
Successive periods of garden design for someone with limited mobility and a nice cafe at the end for us all to meet up !

Thank Anne L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place to Pieces such a nice walk love taking my dogs there love going all the time so peaceful

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whichever season you visit these gardens are always a delight. Fun activities for kids in school holidays.

Thank warmweathergirl37
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in the Spring about 4 years ago, and they were starting to put the gardens back to the original plans of Gertrude Jekyll.
A bit disappointed as the gardens didn't seem to have made much progress. The rills were all blocked with leaves, I know it's Autumn.
On the plus side. We could take our dog Oscar in as long as he was kept on the lead, and he was allowed in the shop and the cafe.
Free parking is another plus

Thank Julie G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely gardens to walk around to suit all tastes.

Lovely little hideaways to sit in dotted on the walks around the gardens. I would love to go again on a rainy day with a flask and sandwiches and sit in the Temple Arbour and watch the rain tumble down in front of me.

There's a second hand book shop with an extensive selection of books very reasonably priced.

The cafe was nice, a sandwich costs £8.50 so you may want to bring your own and eat it in the grounds.

Definitely worth a visit!

Thank quirky-savage
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was given vouchers for a champagne afternoon tea at Hestercombe. We had an absolutely wonderful tea and highly recommend to anyone wanting a treat! Lovely gardens and fabulous food!

Thank SuzieQxx
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

We spent a lovely day at Hestercombe Gardens, which we didn’t realise were so large.
In addition to the formal gardens, Victorian & Edwardian, we simply got lost in the less formal areas and found such peace and quiet. We split the day with some lunch in the restaurant then did more exploring. It really was delightful and we’ll certainly visit again when we’re in the area.

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Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited here for the day, this place is beautiful and the walk around the grounds is amazing truly a beautiful place, the views of the surrounding area are breath taking,

Thank woodster1987
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

A lovely way to spend some time. Extensive gardens. Stunning. Lovely food. And shop. Plants to buy. Great place to meet up with friends for a stroll and a coffee

Thank rosina-stone
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