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September events
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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
Wed 8 Jul to Fri 4 Sep

The Secret Garden and Serles House - Open Garden for NGS

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Alan Titchmarsh described this amusingly creative garden as one of the best 10 private gardens in Britain.
The Secret Garden and Serles House, Wimborne BH21 1EN
Sun 12 Jul, Thu 16 Jul, and more dates until Sat 5 Sep

Annalal’s Gallery - Open Garden for NGS

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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 BH23 1DN
Sun 9 Aug, Sun 13 Sep

Bugs and Buds

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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 BH21 7ND
Sat 29 Aug, Sat 26 Sep

September 4 Seniors

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Celebrating seniors in September! Monkey World is celebrating our seniors this September, as seniors (65+) get half-price entry throughout September!
Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre Longthorns Wareham Dorset BH20 6HH
Tue 1 Sep to Wed 30 Sep

Brook View Care Home - Open Garden for NGS

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Our colourful and vibrant garden is spread over two main areas, one warm and sunny, the other cooler and shadier.
Brook View Care Home, Ferndown BH22 0LQ
Wed 2 Sep, Sun 6 Sep

Bridport Ceilidhs, Sat 5th September

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On the weekend of the great Bridport Hat Festival, our tribute to this unique Bridport event is the Chris Toyne Big Band with caller Sibby, all suitably be-titfered once hopes!
Church House (St Marys) Hall, South Street, Bridport DT6 3NW
Sat 5 Sep

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
Sat 5 Sep to Mon 2 Nov

Friends of the Yeatman Hospital Car Boot Sale

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This is a very popular event, and all the funds go to the Friends of the Yeatman, which support our local hospital which is vital to our community.
The Terrace, Sherborne DT9 5NS
Sun 6 Sep

The Secret Garden and Serles House - Open Garden for NGS

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Alan Titchmarsh described this amusingly creative garden as one of the best 10 private gardens in Britain.
The Secret Garden and Serles House, Wimborne BH21 1EN
Thu 10 Sep

Grass Masterclass with Neil Lucas

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Spend the afternoon with the UK’s leading authority on ornamental grasses as Knoll Gardens’ owner, Neil Lucas shares his wealth of knowledge and draws from personal experience and Knoll’s stunning
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND
Thu 10 Sep

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 11 Sep

The Dorset Neon Run 2020

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Light up the night and run, dance or walk around Poole Park for our 5k Dorset Neon Run. As part of your place you will receive: • A Dorset Neon Run t-shirt • Fundraising materials and an e-welcome...
Poole Park, Poole BH14 2SF
Sat 12 Sep

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 12 Sep

Wimborne Horticultural Society’s AUTUMN SHOW

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Including raffles and plant sale Full Schedule of classes available on website, closing date for exhibitors 09/09/2020 (Non-Members welcome)
The Main Hall The Allendale Centre BH21 1AS
Sat 12 Sep

22 Avon Avenue - Open Garden for NGS

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Japanese themed water garden featuring granite sculptures, ponds, waterfalls, azaleas, rhododendrons cloud topiary and a collection of large koi carp.
22 Avon Avenue, Ringwood BH24 2BH
Sun 13 Sep

Thomas Hardy Victorian Fair

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Thomas Hardy Victorian Fair The Thomas Hardy Victorian Fair is returning to Dorchester for its second year to celebrate the 180th birthday of the literary giant.
High West Street and High East Street Dorchester DT1 1HF
Sun 13 Sep

’Coastal Ways’ by John Lewis

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Wimborne Horticultural Society Talk
Main Hall, Allendale Community Centre, Wimborne BH21 1AS
Mon 14 Sep

Keyneston Mill - Open Garden for NGS

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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 DT11 9HZ
Tue 15 Sep

Professional Grass Masterclass – with Neil Lucas

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Exclusive ornamental grass course for Garden Designers and other Trade Professionals. Nationally recognised for our ‘specialist subject’, join this special masterclass as Knoll’s owner, Neil...
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND
Thu 17 Sep

Herons Mead - Open Garden for NGS

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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 BH20 6HF
Sun 20 Sep

Foundation Friday; NGS Open Day

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The National Garden Scheme is the most significant charitable funder of nursing charities in the country having donated over £50m to date! Your visit today will help its work.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND
Fri 25 Sep

Knoll Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

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A stunning naturalistic garden, its renowned ornamental grasses steal the show whilst also providing a fabulous foil for thousands of flowering perennials.
Knoll Gardens, Wimborne BH21 7ND
Fri 25 Sep

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