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18 South Walks Road: tiny Victorian front garden with olive trees and bulbs. Back garden: a corridor of stunning Japanese Acers and exotic trees leading into the park.
Dorchester Gardens, Dorchester
Sun 26 Apr, Sun 17 May, Sun 21 Jun

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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
Sun 3 May, Wed 6 May, Sun 14 Jun

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Set in heart of Beaminster, 16½ acres of stunning parkland with mature specimen trees, lake and waterfall, The Manor House looks forward to welcoming visitors after a 2 year break from opening the
The Manor House, Beaminster, Beaminster
Sun 3 May, Mon 4 May, Sun 24 May, Mon 25 May, Sun 21 Jun

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Town garden of approx ¼ acre. Front: formal hard landscaping planted with drought-resistant shrubs and perennials.
Mayfield, Wimborne Minster
Fri 8 May, Sun 24 May, Mon 25 May, Sun 31 May, Sun 14 Jun

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Escape briefly from the cares and pressures of the world. Visit this unusual garden tucked away in an area of extraordinary peace and tranquility chosen by the Monks of Milton Abbey.
Holworth Farmhouse, Dorchester
Sun 10 May, Sun 24 May, Mon 25 May, Sun 14 Jun, Sun 5 Jul

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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
Sun 10 May to Tue 7 Jul

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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
Wed 13 May, Wed 24 Jun

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As part of Dorset Art Weeks, Jurassic Coast Studio Group of 4 Exhibition, hosted by Jurassic Coast Studio, featuring artists Dr Ruta, Simon Crafter, Nicola Moran and Debbie Tiltman.
The Jurassic Coast Studio, The Durbeyfield, West Bay Bridport, Dorset
Sat 23 May to Sun 7 Jun

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Nestled down a farm track, this ¾ acre garden on chalk surrounds C18 farmhouse. Stunning views over Horton Tower and farmland. Cottage garden planting with formal elements.
Old Down House, Wimborne
Sat 30 May, Sun 31 May, Wed 3 Jun

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Organised by the garden’s charity – the Knoll Gardens Foundation, our Saturday morning monthly toddler club aims to inspire a love of nature from a young age, encouraging interaction with the
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Sat 30 May, Sat 27 Jun, Sat 25 Jul

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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
Sun 31 May, Sun 28 Jun, Sun 26 Jul

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Keyneston Mill is the creative home of Parterre Fragrances - a 50 acre estate dedicated to fragrant and aromatic plants.
Keyneston Mill, Blandford Forum
Tue 2 Jun

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In celebration of National Volunteers Week Knoll Gardens offers free garden admission to everyone who give up their valuable time to volunteer in any capacity.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Fri 5 Jun

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Long garden on several levels. Steps and narrow sloping paths lead to beds and borders filled with trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants incl many unusual varieties.
24 Carlton Road North, Weymouth
Fri 5 Jun to Mon 8 Jun

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For the final concert of their 2019/20 season, Magna Sinfonia have chosen the theme Reveries. This selection of works by Mahler, Strauss & Wagner will absorb you in a journey to wherever your...
Parkstone Grammar School, Sopers Lane, Poole
Sat 6 Jun

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Haunting...brooding...smouldering...dynamic drama Written by Thomas Hardy Adapted by Mark Healy Directed by Paul Chesterton Designed by Max Dorey Performed by Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Shaftesbury Arts Centre, 13 Bell Street, Shaftesbury
Sat 6 Jun

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Exeter’s youthful Abacus back with us again, this time with Gill Spence calling. A fun evening’s dancing, no experience or partner required, all dances will be walked and talked through...
Church House (St Marys) Hall, South Street, Bridport
Sat 6 Jun

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Large village garden created 4-5 yrs ago. Large terrace with integrated colourful borders. Main lawn leading to 2 herbaceous borders planted in hot colours onto fastigiated hornbeam avenue.
The Grange, Sturminster Newton
Sat 6 Jun and Sun 7 Jun

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These three different gardens in picturesque Witchampton involve a short and interesting walk through the village - passing the church with its attractive lychgate and Ivy house built 1580, now a
Witchampton Gardens, Witchampton
Sat 6 Jun and Sun 7 Jun

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Netherbury Open Gardens In the picturesque village of Netherbury, between Beaminster and Bridport, a ’not to be missed’ opportunity to see over 10 wonderful gardens open together on one weekend.
Netherbury Village, nr. Bridport and Beaminster
Sat 6 Jun and Sun 7 Jun
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Christchurch Cheese & Chilli Festival The Cheese & Chilli Festival offers a fantastic family friendly, fun-filled event. Spicing things up with all things cheese and chilli, the event will see a whole host of tasty treats, amazing...
Parley Lane, Christchurch
Sat 6 Jun and Sun 7 Jun

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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
Sun 7 Jun

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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
Sun 7 Jun

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Wimborne Horticultural Society Talk
Main Hall, Allendale Community Centre, Wimborne
Mon 8 Jun

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Enjoy a short presentation and familiarise yourself with the garden’s layout before taking a special evening stroll as you search for Knoll’s most elusive night-time visitors.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Thu 11 Jun

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