14 May 2011 - Hestercombe Gardens
Hestercombe Gardens are situated on the southern slopes of the Quantock Hills with views across the Vale of Taunton to the Blackdown Hills.
The gardens span three centuries:
The Landscape garden was created in the 1750s by Coplestone Warre Bampfylde.
A Victorian Terrace and Shrubbery was added in the 1870s
The final phase is the Edwardian Garden designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll between 1904 and 1908.