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Garden Category: South West England Gardens
Hestercombe is a unique collection of three gardens spanning three centuries of garden history and design. All have undergone acclaimed restoration works, and today provide important examples of gardens in contrasting styles that continue to grow and develop. Hestercombe Gardens welcomes visitors all year round. Covering more than 40 acres and with three different styles of garden there is always something different to see whatever the season and whatever the weather. From woodland walks to beautiful reflections in the lakes and ponds, from stunning stonework and dry stone walling to the beautiful plants, colours and scents from spring through autumn all enhanced by truly amazing views across the Vale of Taunton to the Blackdown Hills in the distance.
The famous Edwardian garden designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and planted by Gertrude Jeykll is arguably the best example of their work, with beautiful stonework, rills, Orangery and pergola.
To complement the formal garden there are over 40 acres of 17th century landscape gardens with woodland walks, temple, cascade and breathtaking views.