What's On In and Around Dorset

June events

Waterline 2022

Waterline 2022, the second in a long-term collaboration between two like-minded artists, Tricia Scott and Lois Wakeman, is a fascinating exhibition of contemporary abstract photography that features
The Rotunda Gallery, Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge St, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA
Today to Sun 12 Jun

The Secret Garden and Serles House - Open Garden for NGS

The home of the late Ian Willis, who lived here for just under 40 yrs. The Executors of Ians estate have kindly offered to open up his home and garden for the NGS, in his memory.
The Secret Garden and Serles House, Wimborne BH21 1EN
Sat 28 May, Sat 11 Jun

Swashbuckling fun

AHOY there me hearties, fancy some swashbuckling fun this half term? Join our very own pirate Jack Sparrow all through half term and help us find the pirates pebbles that are hidden around the...
West Bay Discovery Centre,Chapel on the Beach, WEST BAY DT6 4EN
Sat 28 May, Sun 29 May, Tue 31 May to Sun 5 Jun

Mayfield - Open Garden for NGS

Town garden of approx ¼ acre. Front: formal hard landscaping planted with drought-resistant shrubs and perennials.
Mayfield, Wimborne Minster BH21 1PH
Sun 29 May, Sun 5 Jun

Listening to seldom heard voices - an online public lecture

Join us during Pride month to find out how Bournemouth University is challenging marginalisation and working with communities who are often under-represented.
Virtual Event
Wed 1 Jun

Horn Park - Open Garden for NGS

Large plantsman's garden with magnificent views over Dorset countryside towards the sea. Many rare and mature plants and shrubs in terrraced, herbaceous, rock and water gardens.
Horn Park, Beaminster DT8 3HB
Thu 2 Jun

Cursus Cider & Music Festival

Cursus Cider & Music Festival The Cursus Cider & Music Festival will be BACK AGAIN on bank holiday weekend, 2nd - 5th June 2022. www.cursusfestival.
Canada Farm Sixpenny Handley SP5 5RX
Thu 2 Jun to Sun 5 Jun

Preston Village Market

Come and join us for our Summer Market. Lots of Plants, many different Crafts and Cards to browse and buy. Yummy edibles , Free Range Eggs and Produce on Offer.
St. Andrew’s Church Rooms, Church Road, Preston, Weymouth DT3 6BU
Sat 4 Jun

White Cliff Manor - Open Garden for NGS

A walled garden of just under an acre terraced and divided into rooms by yew hedges. There are vegetable gardens, an orchard, mature mulberry trees and ancient tower.
White Cliff Manor, Swanage BH19 1RL
Sat 4 Jun and Sun 5 Jun

Stories of a Little Watersprite

Amongst drifting waterweed and ancient moss-covered rocks the pond is teeming with life. Newts, snails, tiny minnows and bigger fish all go about their business as usual.
Pavilion Dance South West, Westover road, Bournemouth BH1 2BU
Sat 4 Jun

Kings Barrow - Open Garden for NGS

Several acres of garden built around a structure of mature hedges and trees. The lawn edged with herbaceous borders dominates and via an avenue of yews leads to a woodland walk encompassing an...
Kings Barrow, Wareham BH20 5AJ
Sat 4 Jun, Sun 5 Jun

The Manor House, Beaminster - Open Garden for NGS

Set in heart of Beaminster, 16 acres of stunning parkland with mature specimen trees, lake and waterfall, The Manor House looks forward again to welcoming old and new visitors to enjoy this peaceful
The Manor House, Beaminster, Beaminster DT8 3DZ
Sat 4 Jun, Sun 5 Jun, Sat 2 Jul

Indoor car Boot Sale

Various stalls selling pre-loved items and bric-a-brac in the Druitt Hall, Christchurch High Street, on the 1st Sunday of each month 9.30am-12.30pm.
Druitt Hall Christchurch High Street BH23 1AJ
Sun 5 Jun, Sun 3 Jul

St Margaret’s Hospice Open Gardens – The Firs, Sherborne

As part of the annual Glorious Open Gardens on behalf of St. Margaret’s Hospice, The Firs in Sherborne will be open to the public on Sunday 5th June 2022 between 2.00pm and 5.00pm.
The Firs, Osborne Road, SHERBORNE DT9 3RX
Sun 5 Jun

Fore Adventure: Kayak, Fish, Forage

We’ll be fishing off the kayaks using handlines for delicious fresh fish such as black bream, seabass and mackerel.
Middle Beach, Studland BH19 3AP
Sun 5 Jun, Sun 3 Jul

Frankham Farm - Open Garden for NGS

3½ acre garden, created since 1960 by the late Jo Earle for year-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 5 Jun

Holworth Farmhouse - Open Garden for NGS

Escape briefly from the cares and pressures of the world. Visit this unusual garden tucked away in an area of extraordinary peace and tranquillity chosen by the monks of Milton Abbey.
Holworth Farmhouse, Dorchester DT2 8NH
Sun 5 Jun

FREE choir singing lesson with the Christchurch Rock Choir

Are you looking to learn to sing? Join us at the Christchurch Rock Choir for a FREE singing taster session run by local Dorset singer/pianist Charlotte Mutch-Jones.
St Katharine’s Church, Church Road, Southbourne, Christchurch BH6 4AR
Mon 6 Jun

FREE choir singing lesson with the Bournemouth Rock Choir

If you have always wanted to join a choir locally, you can! Join us at the Bournemouth Rock Choir for a FREE singing taster session run by local Dorset vocal teacher Chris Mutch-Jones.
Main Hall, Glenmoor School, Beswick Avenue, Ensbury Park, Bournemouth BH10 4EX
Mon 6 Jun

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World

Celebrated – and often forgotten – women from history are brought to life on stage, from Rosa Parks to Sacagawea, Amelia Earhart to Marie Curie, Mary Seacole to Frida Kahlo and Jane Austen, and
Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre of the Arts, 21 Kingland Road, Poole Quayside Newcastle upon Tyne BH15 1UG
Tue 7 Jun to Sun 12 Jun

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