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A trot around Ivy House Garden with Alfie - Virtual Open Garden - NGS

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Enjoy a quick trot through the garden at Ivy House in Dorset with rescued resident Alfie Bowen. Alfie is a Parsons Jack Russell (long legged type) and has lived with owner Bridget and her husband for...
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Today to Mon 29 Mar

Mapperton Gardens, Dorset; no stranger to film crews - Virtual Open Garden - NGS

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Mapperton, the family home of the Earl and Countess of Sandwich, is no stranger to film crews. This glorious English garden has taken a leading role in adaptions of Far from the Madding Crowd , ...
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Today to Mon 29 Mar

Manor Farm, Hampreston - Open Garden for NGS

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Traditional farmhouse garden designed and cared for by 3 generations of the Trehane family through over 100yrs of farming and gardening at Hampreston.
Manor Farm, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7LX
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Lyme Light: Where Sea Meets Sky

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Lyme Light is a solo exhibition of landscape paintings and drawings by SouthWest artist Pauline Sayers, a member of Lyme Bay Arts.
The Rotunda Gallery, Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge St, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA
Today to Sat 27 Mar

10 week course watercolour, materials provided TV artist Marilyn Allis

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10 week course watercolour, materials provided TV artist Marilyn Allis 10 week course in watercolour, materials provided Starting 5th January 2021 Gradually building up your skills, learning techniques in a fun way and producing 10 paintings at the end of the course
Virtual Class
Tue 2 Mar
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Restoring our Rivers – Removing Barriers to Fish Migration - Café Sci

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The barriers that once enabled major industry along the UK’s longest river may pose problems for fish that need to migrate up and downstream.
Virtual Event
Tue 2 Mar

10 week course in acrylics, materials provided TV artist Marilyn Allis

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10 week course in acrylics, materials provided TV artist Marilyn Allis A 10 week course starting on the 5th January 2021 for 10 weeks, MATERIALS Provided 2pm - 4pm  via ZOOM Gradually building up your skills, learning techniques in a fun way and producing 10
Virtual Class
Tue 2 Mar
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BPC - Virtual March Open Event

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Experience Bournemouth & Poole College! Take control of your future career Get inspired by our experienced tutors, explore our courses and get the answers you need to study at our College, all...
Virtual Event
Tue 2 Mar

The Mill House - Open Garden for NGS

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6½ acres of garden next to R Brit, incl mill house, mill stream and pond. Extensive formal garden with beds, lawns, terraced areas, stunning walled garden and vegetable patch.
The Mill House, Netherbury DT6 5LX
Wed 3 Mar and Thu 4 Mar

Rod Stewart Tribute Night

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Rod Stewart Tribute Night Friday 5th March Rod Stewart Tribute Night www.facebook.com/rodstewartexperience This ultimate tribute show is dedicated to one of the biggest music legends of all time, the one and only Rod...
The Cumberland Hotel East Overcliff Drive Bournemouth BH1 3AF
Fri 5 Mar

Frankham Farm - Open Garden for NGS

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3½ acre garden, created since 1960 by the late Jo Earle for yr-round interest. This large and lovely garden is filled with a wide variety of well grown plants, roses, unusual labelled shrubs and...
Frankham Farm, Sherborne DT9 6JT
Sun 14 Mar, Sun 18 Apr

Herons Mead - Open Garden for NGS

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½ acre plantlover’s garden full of interest from spring (bulbs, many hellebores, pulmonaria, fritillaries) through abundant summer perennials, old roses scrambling through trees and late
Herons Mead, Wool BH20 6HF
Sun 21 Mar

The Old Vicarage - Open Garden for NGS

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1.7 acre wildlife garden with lots of different snowdrops and other winter flowering shrubs. Followed by other bulbs incl hundreds of narcissi and tulips, followed by camassias and alliums.
The Old Vicarage, Shaftesbury SP7 0BA
Sun 21 Mar, Sun 18 Apr

Cheeky Chipmunk acrylic workshop materials inc TV artist marilyn Allis

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Cheeky Chipmunk acrylic workshop materials inc TV artist marilyn Allis All you need to paint this fun chipmunk, All you need to paint this beautiful hare, 2 x Brushes, 5 x 5 luxury Loxley deep boxed canvas, Artist quality paints tuition link.
Virtual Class
Wed 24 Mar to Sat 22 May
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Elvis Tribute Night

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Elvis Tribute Night Friday 26th March Elvis Tribute Night www.elvisshow.co.uk Garry Foley loves nothing more than just entertaining people and Elvis fans, singing the music that he loves and keeping the legacy of...
The Cumberland Hotel, 27 East Overcliff Drive, Seafront Bournemouth BH1 3AF
Fri 26 Mar

Knowle Cottage - Open Garden for NGS

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Large 1½ acre garden with 35m long S-facing herbaceous border with yr round colour. Formal rose garden within a circular floral planting is bound on 3 sides by lavender.
Knowle Cottage, Beaminster DT8 3BD
Sat 27 Mar

Villains, Victims and Tragedies: Stories from the Dorset Assizes

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Villains, Victims and Tragedies: Stories from the Dorset Assizes Brian Bates Historian and Author As the Assize town for the county Dorchester Gaol held those accused of all kinds of crime,
Shire Hall Museum High West Street Dorchester DT1 1UY
Sat 27 Mar

Ivy House Garden - Open Garden for NGS

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A steep and challenging ½ acre garden with fine views, set on S-facing site in the beautiful Piddle Valley.
Ivy House Garden, Piddletrenthide DT2 7QF
Sun 4 Apr, Mon 5 Apr, Sun 18 Apr, Sun 2 May, Mon 3 May

Herons Mead - Open Garden for NGS

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½ acre plantlover’s garden full of interest from spring (bulbs, many hellebores, pulmonaria, fritillaries) through abundant summer perennials, old roses scrambling through trees and late
Herons Mead, Wool BH20 6HF
Sun 4 Apr, Sun 2 May

Edmondsham House - Open Garden for NGS

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6 acres of mature gardens, grounds, views, trees, rare shrubs, spring bulbs and shaped hedges surrounding C16/C18 house, giving much to explore incl C12 church adjacent to garden.
Edmondsham House, Wimborne BH21 5RE
Mon 5 Apr

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 7 Apr, Wed 5 May

Cranborne Manor Garden - Open Garden for NGS

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Beautiful and historic garden laid out in C17 by John Tradescant and enlarged in C20, featuring several gardens surrounded by walls and yew hedges: blue and white garden, cottage style and mount
Cranborne Manor Garden, Cranborne BH21 5PP
Sat 10 Apr

Chideock Manor - Open Garden for NGS

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6/7 acres of formal and informal gardens. Bog garden beside stream and series of ponds. Yew hedges and mature trees.
Chideock Manor, Bridport DT6 6LF
Sat 10 Apr and Sun 11 Apr

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 14 Apr, Wed 12 May

Great Gatsby Murder Mystery Themed Dinner

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Great Gatsby Murder Mystery Themed Dinner Friday 16th April The Great Flatsby – Great Gatsby Murder Mystery Themed Dinner - Followed by After Party Disco We encourage everyone to dress up for this event in the Great Gatsby Era!
The Cumberland Hotel East Overcliff Drive Bournemouth BH1 3AF
Fri 16 Apr

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