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Art at Charmouth Library

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Three Charmouth Artists - Geoff Townson, Karen Loader and Joanne Brown Paintings and Canvas prints - all for sale. Library has refreshments every day and Post Office Thursdays (am & pm)
Charmouth Library, The Street, Charmouth DT6 6PE
Today to Fri 4 Sep

UK Pink Floyd Experience

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Celebrating over 50 Years of one of rock music’s most influential bands, UK Pink Floyd Experience recreate the sights and sounds of the legendary band in concert.
Pavillion Weymouth DT4 8ED
Fri 10 Jul

Foundation Friday; Garden Bee Walk - With Rowena Jecock

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Join Knoll’s bumblebee surveyor (and Knoll Gardens Foundation charity trustee), Rowena Jecock in the garden to discover more about the fascinating world of our bees, begin to identify some of the
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND
Fri 10 Jul

Close-up & macro photography – a beginners guide with Dave Peckham ARP

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Dave Peckham ARPS, has over 30 years experience as a commercial photographer, and now runs Lightroom and Photoshop courses.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND
Fri 10 Jul

The Floyd Effect play the Best Of British Rock Festival

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The Floyd Effect play the Best Of British Rock Festival A celebration of British rock giants who’ve changed the world with the power of their music. The very best tributes to Pink Floyd (Floyd Effect), The Beatles (Upbeat Beatles), Rolling Stones...
Upton Country Park, Poole Rd, Upton, Poole BH17 7BJ
Sat 11 Jul

Baby & Children’s Charity Nearly New Sale

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Baby & children’s nearly new sale selling toys, books, clothes, equipment etc (ages 0-12). Raising funds for Poole Hospital charity SPRING. Admission £1.
Broadstone Methodist Church, Lower Blandford Road, Broadstone BH18 8DP
Sat 11 Jul

Knowle Cottage - Garden Open for Charity - NGS

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Large one and half 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 Shorts Lane Beaminster Dorset DT8 3BD
Sat 11 Jul

Broomhill, Rampisham - Garden Open for Charity - NGS

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Once a farmyard now a delightful, tranquil garden set in 1 acres. Island beds and borders are planted with shrubs, roses, masses of unusual perennials and choice annuals to give vibrancy and colour...
Broomhill Rampisham Dorchester Dorset DT2 0PU
Sat 11 Jul

Lawsbrook - Garden Open for Charity - NGS

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Open for over 10 yrs for NGS. Garden incl over 130 different tree species spread over 6 acres. Native species and many unusual specimens incl Dawn redwood, Damyio oak and Wollemi pine.
Lawsbrook Brodham Way Shillingstone Dorset DT11 0TE
Sun 12 Jul

6 Hillcrest Road - Garden Open for Charity - NGS

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Typical suburban garden with the sea at the end, allows the cultivation of some exotic plants inc strelizia, banana and Cobaea scandens. Fish Pond, mature fruit trees, veg patch and soft fruit.
6 Hillcrest Road Weymouth Dorset DT4 9JP
Sun 12 Jul

The Old Rectory, Pulham - Garden Open for Charity - 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 Dorset DT2 7EA
Sun 12 Jul

’Plant Explorers and Garden Plants’ by Chris Evans

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Wimborne Horticultural Society Talk
Main Hall, Allendale Community Centre, Wimborne BH21 1AS
Mon 13 Jul

The Mill House - Garden Open for Charity - NGS

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6 acres of garden next to R Brit, incl mill house, mill stream and pond. Extensive garden with formal beds, lawns, terraced areas, stunning walled garden and vegetable patch.
The Mill House Crook Hill Netherbury Dorset DT6 5LX
Tue 14 Jul

The Mill House - Garden Open for Charity - NGS

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6 acres of garden next to R Brit, incl mill house, mill stream and pond. Extensive garden with formal beds, lawns, terraced areas, stunning walled garden and vegetable patch.
The Mill House Crook Hill Netherbury Dorset DT6 5LX
Wed 15 Jul

Knitson Old Farmhouse - Garden Open for Charity - NGS

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Mature cottage garden nestled at base of chalk downland. Herbaceous borders, rockeries, climbers and shrubs, evolved and designed over 50yrs for yr-round colour and interest.
Knitson Old Farmhouse Corfe Castle Wareham Dorset BH20 5JB
Wed 15 Jul

The Hollow, Swanage - Garden Open for Charity - NGS

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Come and wander round a dramatic sunken former stone quarry, a surprising garden at the top of a hill above the seaside town of Swanage.
The Hollow, Swanage 25 Newton Road Swanage Dorset BH19 2EA
Wed 15 Jul

Deans Court - Garden Open for Charity - 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 Deans Court Lane Wimborne Minster Dorset BH21 1EE
Wed 15 Jul

The Mill House - Garden Open for Charity - NGS

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6 acres of garden next to R Brit, incl mill house, mill stream and pond. Extensive garden with formal beds, lawns, terraced areas, stunning walled garden and vegetable patch.
The Mill House Crook Hill Netherbury Dorset DT6 5LX
Thu 16 Jul

Foundation Friday; Guided Butterfly Walk with Keith Powrie

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In time for the nation’s Big Butterfly Count, dedicated lepidopterist Keith Powrie leads a walk around the gardens to help you identify the many butterflies to be found there.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND
Fri 17 Jul

CANCELLED - 15th Leigh Food Fair and Vintage/Classic Car/Bike Show

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Taste and buy some of the best food and drink on offer from local producers. The Stallholders will include:- Adam’s Tasty Chilli Sauces, Bakeout Café, Cornish Pasties, Devon Fishcakes, Dorset Blue...
Leigh Village Hall, Leigh, nr Sherborne DT9 6HL
Sat 18 Jul

Bubble Rush

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NEW FOR 2020! We’re super-excited to be bringing Bubble Rush to Poole! Bubble Rush is a fun run with a difference – lots of coloured bubbles!
Upton Country Park, Poole BH17 7NJ
Sun 19 Jul

Virtual Kundalini Meditation Group

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Virtual Kundalini Meditation Group With Steve & Amy Hounsome! This is for advanced practitioners only – if you are interested let us know and we may start a new one for beginners!
Virtual Event
Wed 22 Jul, Wed 5 Aug, Wed 19 Aug

Designing in the Naturalistic Style - with Neil Lucas

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Join Neil Lucas for a walk around his acclaimed garden at Knoll as he explains his ethos and some of the concepts and techniques that have gone into the creation of this naturalistic,
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND
Thu 23 Jul

All day street busk

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All day street busk The Weymouth and Portland Lions Club will be holding their annual “Busk” in the town centre on Saturday 25th July 2020, raising funds for the Lions Charity Fund. The Busk will be fronted by ‘Replay’.
Weymouth Town Centre DT4 8PH
Sat 25 Jul

Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week 2020

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Lyme Regis Annual Lifeboat Week in support of the RNLI with events for fun, entertainment and education, suitable for all ages
Throughtout Lyme Regis DT7 3JJ
Sat 25 Jul

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