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Falling on your Feet

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North East arts charity, Helix Arts, is inviting people aged 65 and over in Easington, County Durham, to join a new online community where they can stay fit and active, and connect with others during
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Thu 4 Mar, Thu 11 Mar

Hilarity Bites presents Patrick Monahan: UK Tour

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Hilarity Bites presents Patrick Monahan: UK Tour Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Forum in Darlington on April 13th 2021: Show rearranged from January 26th 2021.
The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG
Tue 13 Apr

Hilarity Bites presents Carl Hutchinson Live

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Hilarity Bites presents Carl Hutchinson Live Coming to Hilarity Bites at Darlington Hippodrome on April 16th 2021: Hilarity Bites presents Carl Hutchinson Live Show moved from November 26th 2020, and moved from Hullabaloo to Hippodrome
Darlington Hippodrome, Parkgate, Darlington DL1 1RR
Fri 16 Apr

46 Blackwell - Open Garden for NGS

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46 Blackwell is a plantsmans garden - compact, but full of unusual specimens and collections of plants and trees, with a pond and summerhouse in the back garden.
46 Blackwell, Darlington DL3 8QT
Sun 2 May

45 Blackwell - Open Garden for NGS

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No. 45 Blackwell rises from the River Tees up to a 1.5 acre garden with many mature trees, wildlife meadow, pond with waterfall, herb and Mediterranean garden, vegetable bed, greenhouse, camellia...
45 Blackwell, Darlington DL3 8QT
Sun 2 May

Hilarity Bites presents Al Murray: Landlord of Hope and Glory

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Hilarity Bites presents Al Murray: Landlord of Hope and Glory Show rearranged from Saturday 9th May 2020. Coming to Hilarity Bites at Darlington Hippodrome on May 9th 2021: Hilarity Bites presents Al Murray: Landlord of Hope and Glory The year is 2021.
Darlington Hippodrome, Parkgate, Darlington DL1 1RR
Sun 9 May

Walworth Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

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Even if you have visited before you will see our 4 gardens in a new setting as we open for the first time in the Spring. Quarry End is a 1.
Walworth Gardens, Darlington DL2 2LY
Sun 23 May

Croft Hall - Open Garden for NGS

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A lovely lavender walk leads to a Queen Anne-fronted house (not open) surrounded by a 5 acre garden, comprising a stunning herbaceous border, large fruit and vegetable plot, two ponds and wonderful
Croft Hall, Croft-on-Tees DL2 2TB
Sun 30 May

High Bank Farm - Open Garden for NGS

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The front garden has an abundance of roses, leading onto the Orchard. The back garden has a lovely cottage garden, with a secluded summer house to relax in, together with paved area with beautiful...
High Bank Farm, Darlington DL2 2QE
Sun 13 Jun

Holmelands - Open Garden for NGS

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Semi formal garden with orchard and large vegetable patch. Herbaceous beds and climbing roses as well as standard roses. Laid out in a semi formal design to create a harmonious effect.
Holmelands, Darlington DL2 2QY
Sun 13 Jun

Rose Cottage - Open Garden for NGS

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There are 3 areas, a main garden to the front and side of the house, a smaller ’Mediterranean’ type garden to the rear and a woodland garden also to the rear.
Rose Cottage, Durham DH6 5NN
Sun 27 Jun

The Stables - Open Garden for NGS

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A large family garden full of hidden surprises and extensive views. The main garden is about an acre including gravel garden, vegetable patch, orchard, play area, lawn and woodland gardens.
The Stables, Durham DH6 5NN
Sun 27 Jun

Oliver Ford Garden - Open Garden for NGS

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A peaceful, contemplative 3 acre garden developed and planted by the owner and BBC Gardener of the Year as a space for quiet reflection.
Oliver Ford Garden, Consett DH8 9HG
Sun 27 Jun

Hidden Gardens of Croft Road - Open Garden for NGS

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5 very different and interesting gardens, well named as ’Hidden Gardens’. All are behind tall hedges.
Hidden Gardens of Croft Road, Darlington DL2 2SD
Fri 2 Jul, Sun 4 Jul

East Middleton - Open Garden for NGS

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Wildlife friendly half acre includes pond, mixed planting of perennials, trees and shrubs, vegetables and courtyard garden with greenhouse.
East Middleton, Richmond DL11 7QL
Sat 10 Jul

Woodbine House - Open Garden for NGS

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The garden is approx a quarter of an acre, divided into two, one half used as a vegetable garden with large greenhouse.
Woodbine House, Crook DL15 0JW
Sat 10 Jul

St Margaret’s Allotments - Open Garden for NGS

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5 acres of over 100 allotments against the spectacular backdrop of Durham Cathedral. This site has been cultivated since the Middle Ages.
St Margaret’s Allotments, Durham DH1 4QU
Sun 11 Jul

Middleton Hall Retirement Village - Open Garden for NGS

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Like those in our retirement community, the extensive grounds are gloriously mature, endlessly interesting and with many hidden depths.
Middleton Hall Retirement Village, Darlington DL2 1HA
Sat 24 Jul

Heather Holm - Open Garden for NGS

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At 700 feet above sea level on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors, Stanghow has won numerous RHS Gold awards for Best Small Village, winning again in 2017, and was a Champion among Champions in
Heather Holm, Saltburn-By-The-Sea TS12 3JU
Sun 1 Aug

St Cuthbert’s Hospice - Open Garden for NGS

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5 acres of mature gardens surround this CQC outstanding-rated Hospice. In development since 1988, the gardens are cared for by volunteers.
St Cuthbert’s Hospice, Durham DH1 3QF
Sun 1 Aug

Garden and studio at 67 - Open Garden for NGS

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The garden at 67 is at the rear of a Georgian house which was formerly a pub. Artist Mitsi has landscaped the walled garden over the last 2 years.
Garden and studio at 67, Bishop Auckland DL14 9ER
Sun 8 Aug

Ravensford Farm - Open Garden for NGS

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The virus closure in 2020 allowed us to seize the moment and undertake some new projects, as well as do some overdue repairs, so it has been a welcome chance to give this very varied, 3-acre country
Ravensford Farm, Hamsterley DL13 3NH
Sun 8 Aug

Hillside Cottages - Open Garden for NGS

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The mature gardens of these two C19 cottages offer contrasting styles. At Number 1, grass paths lead you through a layout of trees and shrubs including many interesting specimens.
Hillside Cottages, Bishop Auckland DL14 0EZ
Sun 15 Aug

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