Events of interest at Hestercombe Gardens – autumn

Cuttings Workshop
Monday 9th September, 10am – 12.30pm
£25 per person + half price garden entry

Join head gardener Claire Greenslade for a morning’s workshop. She’ll share her expert tips and you’ll be able to take some cuttings from Hestercombe’s gardens home with you.


Gardens Drawing Workshop
Tuesday 17th September, 10am – 3pm
£75 per person, includes lunch

Learn to draw with charcoal.
See the gardens in a way you’ve never seen them before in this workshop with Gemma Lane from Green Fox Workshops. Suitable for beginners and intermediate. Lunch and refreshments included, see website for more details.


International Garden Photographer of the Year: Images of a Green Planet
18th September – 20th November
Normal garden admission applies, free to members

Hestercombe is pleased to welcome the International Garden Photographer of the Year exhibition 2019.

From September 18th – November 20th come and enjoy this outdoor exhibition of botanical imagery from the selected winners.

The competition which is open to amateurs and professionals worldwide followed the theme
Help us celebrate the beauty and importance of a green planet.

The stunning images range from plant portraits to fantastical botanical landscapes – they all inspire us to see the value, beauty and importance of a green planet.

Selected winners are exhibited at the world famous Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew each February and then tour to locations across the UK, Europe and worldwide, including Hestercombe Gardens!

Categories included:

The Beauty of Plants; Beautiful Gardens; The Bountiful Earth; Wildflower Landscapes; Greening the City; Wildlife in the Garden; Trees, Woods & Forests; Breathing Spaces; Abstract Views.


Deer in a Day: Christmas Willow Workshop
£95 per person including materials, lunch and refreshments

Expert willow weaver Sarah Webb will guide you through the process of creating a beautiful willow deer at this fun workshop.

Take your deer home to display in your garden or use it as a festive decoration.

Enjoy tea, coffee and mince pies while you work in the Bampfylde Hall and a delicious two-course lunch will be served at the halfway point of your exciting project.

The workshop is suitable for beginners with no prior knowledge of weaving.


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