On their last day here I took Gerrit and Jos to Hestercombe. Hestercombe is a big house on the edge of Taunton. The house is owned by the county council and is just offices now, though it used to be the fire service headquarters. I've been there for meetings and courses from time to time. The gardens are owned by a separate trust.
|The orangery, a beautiful little building, a bit like a huge conservatory, which, as the name suggests, was used to grow luxury fruits that wouldn't have stood a chance in the Somerset climate otherwise.|