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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dolly Parton Show- Followed by After Party Discotheque Kelly O’Brien is regarded as the BEST Dolly Parton Tribute in the world. Having performed in over 23 Countries Worldwide.
The Cumberland Hotel, 27 East Overcliff Drive, Seafront Bournemouth
Fri 12 Jun

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A commercial photographer for over 30 years, Dave Peckham also runs courses in Lightroom and Photoshop.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Fri 12 Jun

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Dirty DC the UK`s No 1 AC/DC tribute back at Weymouth Pavilion by popular demand in 2020 after this years sell out show at the venue
The Esplanade Weymouth
Sat 13 Jun

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Charming 2 acre garden with lovely views in the Clenston Valley. Many unusual trees, rambling roses, wisteria, mixed borders and shrubs.
Philipston House, Blandford Forum
Sat 13 Jun, Sat 20 Jun

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Learn the basic skills and techniques of willow weaving whilst creating a wonderful dragonfly to decorate your garden or pond.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Sat 13 Jun

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