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Small Treasures

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A small exhibition of small paintings by artists David Brooke and Caroline Ireland. David Brooke’s intricate acrylic paintings inspired by mythology and Caroline Ireland’s sparkling and...
Artyfacts Studios, 40 St Michael’s Lane, Bridport DT6 3NN
Today to Sat 8 May, Tue 11 May to Sat 15 May

Dusty Springfield & Lulu Tribute

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Dusty Springfield & Lulu Tribute Dusty Springfield & Lulu - Double Tribute Night youtube.com/watch?v=-zZanGwgJUI Maxine Mazumder is the most sought-after tribute to Dusty Springfield & Lulu: her attention to detail, incredible...
The Cumberland Hotel, 27 East Overcliff Drive, Seafront Bournemouth BH1 3AF
Fri 7 May

Dorchester Country Market

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Dorchester Country Market a co-operative of local producers and crafters who get together every Friday to sell our wares. A wonderful selection of home made cakes and sweet and savoury pastries.
The United Church, South Street, Dorchester, Dorset . DT1 1BY
Fri 7 May, Fri 14 May, and more dates until Fri 25 Jun

22 Avon Avenue - Open Garden for NGS

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Japanese themed water garden featuring granite sculptures, ponds, waterfalls, azaleas, rhododendrons cloud topiary and a collection of goldfish and water lilies.
22 Avon Avenue, Ringwood BH24 2BH
Sun 9 May

Falconers - Open Garden for NGS

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Behind the gate of 150 yr old Falconers Cottage lies a ¼ acre mature garden with some interesting plants.
Falconers, Poole BH16 6BJ
Sun 9 May, Sun 16 May

The Old Rectory, Pulham - Open Garden for NGS

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4 acres formal and informal gardens surround C18 rectory, splendid views. Yew pyramid alles and hedges, circular herbaceous borders with late summer colour.
The Old Rectory, Pulham, Dorchester DT2 7EA
Sun 9 May, Thu 13 May

Mayfield - Open Garden for NGS

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Town garden of approx ¼ acre. Front: formal hard landscaping planted with drought-resistant shrubs and perennials.
Mayfield, Wimborne Minster BH21 1PH
Sun 9 May, Wed 12 May, Sun 23 May, Mon 31 May, Sun 6 Jun

Deans Court - Open Garden for NGS

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13 acres of peaceful, partly wild gardens in ancient monastic setting with mature specimen trees, Saxon fish pond, herb garden, orchard and apiary beside R Allen close to town centre.
Deans Court, Wimborne Minster BH21 1EE
Wed 12 May, Wed 23 Jun

Knitson Old Farmhouse - Open Garden for NGS

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Mature cottage garden nestled at base of chalk downland. Herbaceous borders, rockeries, climbers and shrubs, evolved and designed over 55yrs for yr-round colour and interest.
Knitson Old Farmhouse, Wareham BH20 5JB
Wed 12 May

Little Benville House - Open Garden for NGS

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Contemporary garden, with landscape interventions by Harris Bugg Studio within a varied ecological ANOB and historic landscape off Benville Lane, mentioned in Thomas Hardy’s Tess.
Little Benville House, Dorchester DT2 0NN
Sat 15 May and Sun 16 May

Wincombe Park - Open Garden for NGS

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Extensive mature garden with sweeping panoramic views from lawn over parkland to lake and enchanting woods through which you can wander amongst bluebells.
Wincombe Park, Shaftesbury SP7 9AB
Sun 16 May, Wed 19 May

Tony Waller and his Prohibition Jazz

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The Bournemouth Bluebirds Jazz club meets on Mondays at the Bluebird Social Club, 4 Ham Lane, Longham, BH22 9DP, Tel: 01202 570311 (opposite Haskins garden centre).
Bluebirds Social Club, 4 Ham Lane, Longham (opposite Haskins Garden Centre) BH22 9DP
Mon 17 May

Telling Tales!

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Running from 19 May until 19 June, Telling Tales! is the third in a series of solo exhibitions of a Lyme Bay Artist’s work to be held in the Rotunda Gallery of the Lyme Regis Museum.
The Rotunda Gallery, Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge St, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA
Wed 19 May to Sat 19 Jun

Little Benville House - Open Garden for NGS

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Contemporary garden, with landscape interventions by Harris Bugg Studio within a varied ecological ANOB and historic landscape off Benville Lane, mentioned in Thomas Hardy’s Tess.
Little Benville House, Dorchester DT2 0NN
Fri 21 May

Edwardstowe - Open Garden for NGS

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Parts of the garden were extensively remodelled during 2018, a new greenhouse and potting shed have been added, along with changing pathways and the vegetable garden layout.
Edwardstowe, Shaftesbury SP7 8BA
Sat 22 May and Sun 23 May

Pilsdon View - Open Garden for NGS

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Started over 25 yrs ago, the hard landscaping provides different levels with breathtaking views over the Marshwood Vale towards Pilsdon Pen.
Pilsdon View, Bridport DT6 6EH
Sat 22 May to Mon 24 May

Dorset Neon Run

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Diverse Abilities, Dorset’s disability charity, has announced that its Dorset Neon Run is returning to Poole Park on Saturday April 24.
Poole Park BH15 2NE
Sat 22 May

The Durbetfield Jurassic Coast Studio Painting &Textile Exhibition

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As part of Dorset Art Weeks, the following group of 4 artists are participating, Ruta Crafter, Nichola Moeran, Simon Crafter and Debbie Tiltman.
The Durbeyfield, 10West Bay Road, Bridport, Dorset DT6 4EL
Sat 22 May, Sun 23 May, Thu 27 May to Sun 30 May, Thu 3 Jun to Sun 6 Jun

17 Lower Golf Links Road - Open Garden for NGS

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Town garden of acre, created in a heathland suburb. Originally mainly acid-loving plants, now, after much clearance and soil enrichment, plants for all seasons.
17 Lower Golf Links Road, Poole BH18 8BQ
Sat 22 May, Sun 23 May, Fri 11 Jun, Sat 12 Jun

Well Cottage - Open Garden for NGS

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1+acre garden brought back to life since 2012. There is now much more light after some trees were taken down and new areas have been cultivated.
Well Cottage, Bridport DT6 6EJ
Sat 22 May to Mon 24 May

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