Hestercombe Gardens

Hestercombe Gardens

About Hestercombe Gardens

Winning images from the internationally acclaimed International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition (IGPOTY) will be taking centre stage at the world-class heritage gardens of Hestercombe this September.

This year’s exhibition is set to take root in the old tennis courts near the orchards of the Grade 1 landscape and gardens, originally designed by artist Coplestone Warre Bampfylde in the 1750s.

The exhibition will be displayed on the IGPOTY outdoor structure consisting of 12 panels. This will enable an exhibition of around 40 winning images from the competition’s 12th year; which will offer a rich and varied display for visitors. Hestercombe will be the only place during this period in Somerset that visitors will be able to see the exhibition.

Included in the exhibition is the highly original Abstract Views category, pushing the genre and expanding perceptions of nature. It also produced the overall winning image by Jill Welham entitled ‘Fireworks’, which will be on display at Hestercombe.

A varied selection of other award-winning images will be on display including some from The Beauty of Plants, Beautiful Gardens, Wildlife in the Garden and Trees, Woods & Forests categories.

Dates and times

Closes in 4 weeks

Exhibition dates

September 18, 2019 to November 20, 2019

Opening times

10am to 6pm – (last entry at 5pm)

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Exhibition contact info

E: Email exhibition organiser

T: 01823 413923


Exhibition cost

Normal Entry Fees Apply

Exhibition location

Hestercombe Gardens
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset
TA2 8LG
United Kingdom

Photos taken at the exhibition

Below are a selection of photos on display at Hestercombe Gardens. Click to view full size.

Hestercombe Gardens by © IGPOTY
Hestercombe Gardens by © IGPOTY

Image credit: © Chris Lacey