I am a leaflet picker upperer. I always stop at the displays of local tourist attraction leaflets and pick up a few. One that I have collected many times, but never visited was for Hestercombe Gardens near Taunton in Somerset. When we visited the area recently we stopped in for a look around. I thought that it was quite expensive, but if you are in the local area there are also memberships available which would make it a cheaper place to visit over a year. Also, had I looked properly through all those leaflets I collected before we visited I would have found the 20% off voucher which would have helped!
So, here we go with our visit around Hestercome Gardens, as usual it is in the order that we walked around to give you a feel of the place as you might visit yourself. There is a much larger area to walk around than just the walled garden that I am showing you here, but as you will see from the photos it was a very grey day and as we came out of the walled garden it started to rain heavily so we didn't visit the rest of the gardens. Perhaps we will go there another time.
As there are a lot of photos from our visit I have split this into two, today I am concentrating on the landscape and architectural details, the next post will be the plants.
I hope that you enjoyed your visit.