Immerse yourself in a 50 acre landscape of blooming gardens, temples and quiet woodland with a visit to the historic Hestercombe Gardens. Hestercombe is a spectacular Taunton family attraction, set on the sloping Quantock Hills and its views are striking. Three period gardens cover fifty acres and make Hestercombe an unforgettable place to visit. The Grade I listed Landscaped Garden, Victorian Terrace and Edwardian Gardens make a beautiful sight, and there's always something new to see in each.
Once deserted, the famous gardens have now been carefully restored and make a lovely day out for all ages. The 17th century water mill completes the nostalgic feel of the gardens, and the attraction is open every day of the year (except for Christmas Day). The water mill has been carefully restored and now demonstrates the importance of renewable energy and the historic ways it was used. Gardeners will love the garden shop and plant centre too, and entry to these and the Stables Restaurant is free.