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More details - Spring Vegetable Weekend
If you love growing your own food then Barnsdale is the place to be this weekend. We’ll be opening up all the productive areas that are normally off-limits to visitors and our expert growers will be available to advise you on your own veggie production and chat about their favourite subject!
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Today

More details - Photography Workshop: ‘Flowers Close Up'
Learn how to record the fragile beauty of flowers in close-up with award-winning botanical and garden photographer Hemant Jariwala. This inspiring course covers the use of light, composition and colour and includes lots of useful tips and new techniques which will change the way you see the plants in YOUR garden.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Dad’s Day Barbecue & Family Nature Trail
Bring your dad for a day out at Barnsdale and we’ll treat him to a home-made burger and a beer, free! We’ve even got a special Dad’s Snoozing Area, kitted out with stripy seaside deckchairs, for him to sleep it off while the kids explore the plants and wildlife in our magical midsummer gardens.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Sunday Afternoon Music For All Tastes
Come along and enjoy 2 hours of Show Tunes, Film Themes, Big Band, Classical, Ballads, Orchestral, Jazz and Popular Easy Listening Favourites played by top professional artistes on electronic keyboard orchestra instruments. Free light refreshments during the 30 minute interval.
Market Overton Village Hall, 52 Main Street
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Whissendine Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
2 beautiful, very different, gardens in this Rutland village. The Old Vicarage, next door to the church, up the hill: acre packed with variety. Terrace with topiary, a formal fountain courtyard and raised beds backed by small gothic orangery burgeoning with tender plants. Herbaceous borders surround main lawn.
Whissendine Gardens, Whissendine, Nr Oakham
Today

More details - Empingham Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
4 very different gardens in a lovely village. Park and start your visit at Prebendal House, next door to the Church. 4 acres surround the house (not open), built in 1688 as a summer palace for the Bishop of Lincoln. Incl are extensive herbaceous borders, topiary and a sunken water garden.
Empingham Gardens, Empingham
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Wing Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
7 very different gardens in pretty stone village of Wing with medieval church and turf maze. For map and directions start visit at Townsend House opp Village Hall.
Wing Gardens, Oakham
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Uppingham Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
From the Sports Centre Car Park or from Stockerston Rd pass through the School West Quad with its dramatic paving, planting and sculptures. On exiting onto Stockerston Rd, diagonally to the R is Hillside, a 1 acre S facing garden with spring fed pond, terraces and patio, orchard, vegetable garden & woodland walk.
Uppingham Gardens, Uppingham
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Rutland Open Studios
Artists and makers around Rutland will be opening their studios on weekends in June, also there will be an exhibition showing works by local artists at the Rutland Museum in Oakham from 23rd May to 16th June (usual museum opening times, see website) Most works will be for sale.
Various venues around the county, including the Museum in Oakham
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Crossfell House - Open Garden for NGS
A formal garden consisting of a terraced herbaceous border and rockery, flanked by a border of shrubs, two small areas of lawn and a sweeping path leading to a two acre meadow with wild grasses, flowers and a recently created wildlife pond.
Crossfell House, Melton Mowbray
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Woolsthorpe Manor - Half term at Isaac Newton's house
50 things self-guided activities, plus some extra Woolsthorpe science-y stuff. Booking Not Needed. Families welcome. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Woolsthorpe Manor, Water Lane, Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth, near Grantham
Tue 29 May to Fri 1 Jun

More details - Woolsthorpe Manor - Pop-up science
Family science activities and crafts for half term. Some small charges may apply. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Woolsthorpe Manor, Water Lane, Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth, near Grantham
Wed 30 May to Fri 1 Jun

More details - Woolsthorpe Manor - Woolsthorpe Country Craft Fair
Quirky things to buy and rural crafts at this relaxed summer weekend. Heritage stalls and local colour - come and meet some fascinating people! Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Woolsthorpe Manor, Water Lane, Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth, near Grantham
Sat 9 Jun and Sun 10 Jun

More details - Woolsthorpe Manor - Stained glass workshop
Practical workshop led by Strawberry Glass exploring the skills of stained glass copper foiling to make a colourful abstract piece of stained glass to take home. Tuition, all materials and a light lunch included. Booking Essential. Phone: 01476 862823. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Woolsthorpe Manor, Water Lane, Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth, near Grantham
Tue 19 Jun

More details - May Bank Holiday: Easton on the Hill - Traditional Gala Weekend
Keep May Bank Holiday free for Easton on the Hill’s Gala Weekend. It has something for everyone – a great family event with some equally enjoyable evening entertainment. This year the theme will be a nostalgic and traditional village weekend of events, as a nod to the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1.
Blue Bell pub and village playing fields, Easton on the Hill, near Stamford
Today and Mon 28 May

More details - Willow Sculpture, lunch and afternoon tea.
Whether you are a beginner or have previous experience in Willow Sculpture, artist Kate Morrell will guide you in a relaxed informal setting. Learn the techniques required to create your very own Willow Animal of your choosing.
Tresillian House (Guest House & Garden) 67 Dalby Road
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Stamford Blues Rhythm & Rock Festival
Stamford Blues Rhythm & Rock Festival: Tickets avaiable.
Corn Exchange Theatre, Stamford, Stamford
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Flower Arranging Demonstration
Stamford flower Club invite you to enjoy talented demonstrator , Shirley Henderson, create at least 5 artistic flower arrangements on the theme ’A Night on the Town’. She will also be passing on tips and telling anecdotes. Large screen video to enhance details. All the arrangements are raffled.
Barn Hill Methodist Church, Barn hill , Stamford
Mon 11 Jun

More details - Stamford Food and Drink Festival
The will be our 4th Food and Drink Festival in Stamford, following the success of previous years, we will returning to Stamford. The setting will once again be The Meadows, beside the River Welland, to celebrate the best of local, regional, national and international products.
The Meadows
Sat 9 Jun and Sun 10 Jun

More details - Stamford Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival
Danny Bryant Big Band – mixing the old with the new and will be playing Blues classics alongside modernising and re-presenting Danny’s own work in a classic big band format!
Stamford Corn Exchange Theatre, Broad Street, Stamford
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Melton Mowbray Super Con
Join us for a family friendly super fun packed day out at Melton Mowbray Super Con. We’ve got : Geeky Themed Comedy Hypnotism Show Rich Reynolds Close-Up Magician Klingon Language Workshop Lightsaber Training Classes Virtual Reality Gaming Pandora’s Box Zoo Days (Petting Zoo) PS4 Multiplayer...
Pera Business Park Nottingham Road Melton Mowbray
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Stamford Race for Life and Pretty Muddy
On Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd June 2018, Stamford Race for Life will bring thousands of women together to support Cancer Research UK’s life-saving research. Just by signing up you’ll make a difference and whether you raise £10 or £200, every penny matters. Race for Life 5k is great for all ages.
Burghley House, Burghley Park, Stamford
Sat 2 Jun and Sun 3 Jun

More details - Magic of Motown - Under the Stars
Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience.
Burghley House
Sat 9 Jun

More details - St. Barnabas Sponsored Yogathon
Stretch and raise funds with St. Barnabas Hospice Sponsored Yogathon! Run by local yoga teachers Stefan Cunnington and Sarah Kemp. No experience necessary and all abilities are welcome. The event includes a light lunch with free bottled water and a free on-site sports massage. N.B.
Stoke Rochford Hall, Grantham
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Nevill Holt Hall - Open Garden for NGS
The gardens are at their peak in June. Whilst the walled kitchen garden shows signs of a harvest to come, our two other walled gardens and adjoining cedar lawn garden are full of colour and texture, all working together to create a summer scene that feels warm and summery, even on the dullest days.
Nevill Holt Hall, Market Harborough
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro
Conducted by NHO’s Artistic Director Nicholas Chalmers, directed by Joe Austin (NHO Tosca 2017) and designed by Simon Kenny, Le nozze di Figaro will also mark the launch of NHO’s new partnership with the orchestra of the Royal Northern Sinfonia, who will be performing the 2018 production of Figaro.
Nevill Holt Opera, Market Harborough, Leicestershire
Thu 14 Jun, Sat 16 Jun, Sun 17 Jun, Wed 20 Jun, Thu 21 Jun

More details - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as they present the classic tale of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Join Alice as she stumbles into the magical world of Wonderland and meet a whole host of colourful characters.
Kirby Hall, Corby
Fri 15 Jun

More details - Goadby Marwood Hall - Open Garden for NGS
Redesigned in 2000 by the owner based on C18 plans. A chain of 5 lakes (covering 10 acres) and several ironstone walled gardens all interconnected. Lakeside woodland walk. Planting for yr-round interest. Landscaper trained under plantswoman Rosemary Verey at Barnsley House. Beautiful C13 church open.
Goadby Marwood Hall, Goadby Marwood
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Blaston Show
A fabulous country day out for all the family. The first ever Blaston Show was held in 1957 and has been an annual event ever since. The Show originally started as a small gymkhana and later incorporated donkeys.
Blaston Showgrounds, Blaston Road, Slawston, Leics
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Garden Tour with Supper
Our garden tour hosted by our Head Gardener Andrew Jones is a must for gardening enthusiasts. This popular tour takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes and can accommodate a group of up to 20 people.  Andrew’s horticultural and historical knowledge of the garden will have the visitor gripped from start to finish.
Deene Park, Deene, Corby
Thu 21 Jun

More details - The 2nd Wittering Great Get Together and Fun Dog Show
BBQ & , Licenced Bar & Refreshments Dog Show - Starting at 13:00 sharp. Bring your furry friend along From 12:30 - Bouncy Castle, Bouncy Slide, Rodeo Bull, Hook a duck, Children Fairground Ride etc.
Wittering Parish Sports Field, Townsend Road, Wittering, Nr Peterborough
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Helen's Plants @ The Paddocks
Charity Plant Sale. We have a large selection of ornamental trees,shrubs,magnolias,climbers ferns & hostas also hardy perennials plus masses of honeysuckles, clematis,jasmines & hydrangeas.
The Paddocks Main Street Hungarton
Today and Mon 28 May

More details - The Paddocks - Open Garden for NGS
2 acre garden with mature and specimen trees, rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolia grandiflora, wisterias. Two lily ponds and stream. Three lawn areas surrounded by herbaceous and shrub borders. Woodland walk. Pergola with clematis and roses, hosta collection and two rockeries, fern bed.
The Paddocks, Hungarton
Sat 23 Jun and Sun 24 Jun

More details - Grimsthorpe Castle - Open Garden for NGS
The Grade l listed gardens encompass nearly 65 acres and incl large formal lawns, fine topiary and formal hedges, ornamental and productive kitchen garden, large herbaceous borders, rose parterre and woodland walks with spring bulb displays.
Grimsthorpe Castle, Bourne
Wed 6 Jun

More details - Table Top Sale
Table Top Sale to raise funds for the Friends of St Catharines, to help preserve our village church. Many stalls including a cake stall, book stall, gifts and cards stalls, tombola and refreshments. A few tables still available to book @ £10 each Saturday June 23rd in Houghton on the Hill Village Hall
Houghton Village Hall
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Corby Lions Funday
A family funday with bouncy castle, inflatable slide, roundabouts and a large inflatable colour maze. For the more adventurous there will be archery amongst other traditional games. For the motoring enthusiast there will be members of Kettering Modified Car Club and classic cars.
East Carlton Park
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Hoby Open Gardens
Hoby Open Gardens weekend is the highlight of the Leicestershire gardener’s calendar! A wide variety of beautiful gardens available to wander around and enjoy. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day. There are cream teas, lunches in the village hall, plant and other stalls, a Pimms bar and more.
The village of Hoby, between Leicester and Melton Mowbray
Sat 16 Jun and Sun 17 Jun

More details - Great British Dog Walk- Belvoir Castle
The Great British Dog Walk is an annual event in aid of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. Lots of fun activities for both adults and children. Stalls with lots of great gifts, games and refreshments!
Belvoir Castle Grantham
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Boat Trips
Narrowboat rides; Refreshments; Mini-beasts dipped from the canal; Photographic display; Tombola; S/H books; Guided Tours around the restored Lock 15 (3/4mile walk each way along towpath or ask directions at the canal depot for travelling by car).
Canal Depot, Duck Lane, Woolsthorpe by Belvoir, Grantham.
Today and Mon 28 May

More details - Corner House Farm - Open Garden for NGS
This diverse garden continues to be a work in progress. A cottage garden with David Austin roses backs the Grade 2 listed farmhouse (C17), and lawns with informal mixed borders rise gently to the front. There is an intriguing bog garden, a small orchard and raised veg plot.
Corner House Farm, Grantham
Thu 14 Jun and Fri 15 Jun

More details - Westview - Open Garden for NGS
Organically managed small walled cottage garden with year-round interest. Rare and unusual plants, many grown from seed. Formal box parterre herb garden, courtyard garden, herbaceous borders, woodland garden, small wildlife pond, greenhouse, vegetable and fruit garden. Display of auriculas and alpines.
Westview, Great Glen
Mon 28 May

More details - 'The Songs We Sing, The Tales We Tell'.
The Cecilian Singers, conductor Jeremy Jackman and Stoneygate School Senior Choir, conductor Lindsey Ashwin will perform Bob Chilcott’s ’Five Days That Changed The World’ and Howard Goodall’s ’In Memoriam Anne Frank’.
Stoneygate School, 6 London Road, Great Glen, Leicestershire.
Sat 9 Jun

More details - St. Barnabas Grand Plant Sale
Join St. Barnabas Hospice for our annual Grand Plant Sale where you can browse a beautiful array of bedding plants, perennials, shrubs and baskets. Refreshments will be available on the day and the event is open to all. All plant donations are gratefully received.
86 Barrowby Road, Grantham
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Lyveden - Lyveden Alive
This May half-term investigate Lyveden’s wilder inhabitants with free trails, worksheets and activity sessions. There are plenty of opportunities to get closer to nature during Lyveden Alive week. Enjoy a different activity every day! Booking Not Needed.
Lyveden, near Oundle,
Mon 28 May to Fri 1 Jun

More details - Lyveden - Come and Sing in Secret
Would you like to sing in a choir celebrating music as a force for change' Lyveden invites you to join our community choir and Come and Sing in Secret.
Lyveden, near Oundle,
Sat 16 Jun and Sun 17 Jun

More details - Lyveden - Kite-making Workshop
Bring Dad along to make a kite this Father’s Day at Lyveden. After all that hard work, treat him to a Workers Nuncheon in the Cottage tea room so you’re ready to head back out and see how high your kite can fly! Booking Not Needed. Dogs on leads welcome.
Lyveden, near Oundle,
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Lyveden - Secret Concert
Join us for an open-air concert at Lyveden this summer! Spread out a picnic blanket in the magnificent surrounds of Lyveden’s Tudor gardens. Full of hidden symbols and architectural clues, they represent one person’s expression of his beliefs during a time of great instability, change and danger.
Lyveden, near Oundle,
Sat 23 Jun

More details - 13 Highcroft Avenue - Open Garden for NGS
Our garden continues to be a work in progress. It is approx 22m x 14m. We have a rose bed with lots of David Austin roses, a bed full of hot colours, a herbaceous border, a wildlife area, alpine bed, patio planters and a small wildlife pond.
13 Highcroft Avenue, Leicester
Sat 9 Jun and Sun 10 Jun

More details - Sedgebrook Manor - Open Garden for NGS
Yew and box topiary surround this charming Manor House (not open). Croquet lawn, herbaceous border and summer house. Bridge over small pond and two larger ponds. Ancient mulberry tree. Tennis court, vegetable patch, woodland area with chickens. Swimming pool in enclosed garden.
Sedgebrook Manor, Grantham
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Foxtail Lilly - Open Garden for NGS
A cottage garden where perennials and grasses are grouped creatively together amongst gravel paths, complementing one another to create a natural look. Some unusual plants and quirky oddities create a different and colourful informal garden. Lots of flowers for cutting, and a shop in the barn.
Foxtail Lilly, Oundle
Sun 10 Jun

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