Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Hestercombe Gardens

Yesterday a visit - in temperatures in excess of 30 degrees - to Hestercombe Gardens, just north of Taunton. This is not the National Trust nor English Heritage and it cost us £22. They are forgiven when you appreciate how much work has gone into the restoration of this fifty acre Georgian Landscape Garden.

In essence: Hestercombe resembles a compact, homely version of Stourhead. Click on any of the images to make them larger.

Your author fronting the Pear Pond

The Great Cascade - Clare was being chatted up by some bloke
in a hut while I was diverted taking this shot.

The Pergola at the bottom of the Formal Gardens

Part of the Formal Gardens

Clare reviews the Formal Gardens

Hestercombe House

The Formal Gardens

A view of the House and Formal Gardens

The Daisy Steps - the garden entrance from Reception

Parking is good, and there's free WiFi in the pleasant cafe.

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