What's On In and Around Dorset

July events

Manor Farm, Hampreston - Open Garden for NGS

Traditional farmhouse garden designed and cared for by 3 generations of the Trehane family through over 100 yrs of farming and gardening at Hampreston.
Manor Farm, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7LX
Sun 29 May, Sun 17 Jul

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

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

Dorchester Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

18 South Walks Road: Tiny Victorian front garden with mature olive trees: back garden, a corridor of stunning Japanese acers and other exotic trees leading into the park.
Dorchester Gardens, Dorchester DT1 1ED
Sun 12 Jun, Sun 10 Jul

The Old Rectory, Pulham - Open Garden for NGS

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
Thu 16 Jun, Thu 7 Jul, Sun 7 Aug

25 Richmond Park Avenue - Open Garden for NGS

Beautifully designed town garden with pergola leading to canopy over raised decking. Cascading waterfall connects 2 wildlife ponds enhanced with domed acers.
25 Richmond Park Avenue, Bournemouth BH8 9DL
Sun 19 Jun, Sun 3 Jul, Sun 31 Jul

Deans Court - Open Garden for NGS

13 acres of peaceful, partly wild gardens in ancient monastic setting with mature specimen trees, Saxon fish pond, herb garden, orchard and apiary beside River Allen close to town centre.
Deans Court, Wimborne Minster BH21 1EE
Wed 22 Jun, Wed 20 Jul

Bembury Farm - Open Garden for NGS

Created and developed since 1996 this peaceful garden has lawns and large herbaceous borders informally planted with interesting perennials around unusual trees, shrubs and roses.
Bembury Farm, Sherborne DT9 6QF
Wed 22 Jun, Wed 6 Jul

Hogchester Farm - Open Garden for NGS

Hogchester Farm is a collaboration between those seeking connection with nature and themselves through conservation therapy and the arts.
Hogchester Farm, Bridport DT6 6BY
Sat 25 Jun, Sat 16 Jul

Annalal's Gallery - Open Garden for NGS

Enchanting 150 yr old cottage, home of two Royal Academy artists. 32ft x 12½ft garden on 3 patio levels. Pencil gate leads to colourful scented Victorian walled garden.
Annalal’s Gallery, Christchurch BH23 1DN
Sun 26 Jun, Sun 24 Jul, Sun 11 Dec

Yardes Cottage - Open Garden for NGS

Country cottage garden of 1½ acres bordering the Devil's Brook, having a wealth of different planting areas inc woodland, stream, small lake, extensive lawns fringed with formal herbaceous
Yardes Cottage, Dorchester DT2 7LT
Thu 30 Jun, Sat 2 Jul

Stafford House - Open Garden for NGS

The gardens at Stafford House inc a river walk and tree planting in the style of early C19 Picturesque.
Stafford House, Dorchester DT2 8AD
Fri 1 Jul

White House - Open Garden for NGS

1½ acre garden set on different levels, with a Mediterranean feel, planted to encourage wildlife and pollinators.
White House, Wimborne BH21 5AU
Sat 2 Jul and Sun 3 Jul

Globe On Tour: Julius Caesar

Globe Theatre Is Coming To Boscombe performing Julius Caesar!: Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 July Shakespeare’s epic tragedy Julius Caesar takes on startlingly new relevance on tour at The Sovereign...
Sovereign Shopping Centre Car Park Centenary Way Boscombe BH1 4SX
Sat 2 Jul and Sun 3 Jul

1 Sheepwash Green - Open Garden for NGS

Adventurously planted small modern garden designed as a writer's retreat by Chelsea gold medallist Ruth Willmott.
1 Sheepwash Green, Bridport DT6 6NP
Sun 3 Jul

Corscombe House - Open Garden for NGS

Strong architectural hedges define multiple rooms on different levels with yew columns, parterre and cool beds in the lower garden. Reflecting pool and hot beds in the upper garden.
Corscombe House, Corscombe DT2 0NU
Sun 3 Jul

The Old Rectory, Litton Cheney - Open Garden for NGS

Steep paths lead to beguiling 4 acres of natural woodland with many springs, streams, 2 pools one a natural swimming pool planted with native plants.
The Old Rectory, Litton Cheney, Dorchester DT2 9AH
Sun 3 Jul

Gold Hill Festival

A Family Day of entertainment with Live Music 11am to 5pm, Attractions and Activities, Craft stalls, Charity & Trade stalls, Skateboard exhibition and other events
Barton Hill Recreation Ground, Barton Hill, Shaftesbury SP7 8QA
Sun 3 Jul

Friends of the Yeatman Hospital

This is a very popular event, and well worth a visit. All the proceeds go to the Friends of the Hospital, which in turn go to helping a very important part of our town - we may all need it at some...
The Terrace Playing Fields, Dancing Hill, Sherborne DT9 6HL
Sun 3 Jul

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