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Every 2nd & 4th Friday From February to December we hold a craft Market in the Shambles (Front of the Corn Exchange)
The Corn Exchange, Market place, Blandford Forum
Fri 14 Feb, Fri 28 Feb, Fri 13 Mar, Fri 27 Mar, Fri 10 Apr

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¾ acre walled garden for all seasons. Garden seating throughout the diverse planting areas, incl Mediterranean courtyard garden and wisteria pergola.
22 Holt Road, Poole
Sun 15 Mar, Sun 12 Apr

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A 1.7 wildlife garden with lots of different snowdrops and other winter flowering shrubs. Followed by other bulbs including hundreds of narcissi and tulips, followed by camassias and alliums.
The Old Vicarage, Shaftesbury
Sun 15 Mar, Sun 26 Apr

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Unusual and challenging ½ acre garden set on steep hillside with fine views. Wildlife friendly garden with mixed borders, ponds, propagating area, vegetable garden, fruit cage, greenhouses and...
Ivy House Garden, Piddletrenthide
Sun 22 Mar, Sun 29 Mar, Sun 12 Apr, Mon 13 Apr, Sun 26 Apr, Sat 9 May, Sun 10 May

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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
Sat 4 Apr

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Canzonetta sings music for Holy Week - our annual Palm Sunday Concert 3pm in the Parish Church of St. John the Baptist, Bere Regis.
Parish Church of St. John the Baptist, Bere Regis
Sun 5 Apr

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Wimborne Horticultural Society Talk
Main Hall, The Allendale Community Centre, Wimborne
Mon 6 Apr

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Garry Foley loves nothing more than just entertaining people and Elvis fans, signing the music that he loves and keeping the legacy of ’Elvis’ alive.
The Cumberland Hotel, 27 East Overcliff Drive, Seafront Bournemouth
Fri 10 Apr

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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, Wareham
Fri 10 Apr to Mon 13 Apr, Fri 22 May to Mon 25 May

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Bridport Vegan Market A lovely, friendly, local market respresenting great vegan traders, hot and cold food, drinks, kids clothing, beauty products, eco goods and charity stalls.
Bridport Town Hall (upstairs behind Bridport TIC) East/ South Street Bridport
Sat 11 Apr

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Including raffles and plant sale Full Schedule of classes available on website, closing date for exhibitors 08/04/2020 (Non-Members welcome)
The Main Hall The Allendale Centre
Sat 11 Apr

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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
Mon 13 Apr

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The Vicars Tea Party - Followed by After Party Disco Reverend Green, vicar of the local Bournemouth church has called his flock together in the village hall to discuss fund raising activities to
The Cumberland Hotel, 27 East Overcliff Drive, Seafront Bournemouth
Fri 17 Apr

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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
Sun 19 Apr

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Once a farmyard now a delightful, tranquil garden set in 1½ acres. Island beds and borders are planted with shrubs, roses, masses of unusual perennials and choice annuals to give vibrancy and colour...
Broomhill, Dorchester
Sun 19 Apr, Sun 17 May

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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
Wed 22 Apr

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The Dorset Neon Run is a 5k neon night run open to anyone over the age of 12 in the iconic Poole Park with the aim of having fun!
Poole Park Poole
Sat 25 Apr

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As part of your place you will receive: • A Dorset Neon Run t-shirt • Fundraising materials and an e-welcome pack to help your reach and beat your fundraising target • Full event support,
Poole Park, Poole
Sat 25 Apr

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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 26 Apr

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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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