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Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week 2020

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Lyme Regis Annual Lifeboat Week in support of the RNLI with events for fun, entertainment and education, suitable for all ages
Throughtout Lyme Regis DT7 3JJ
Sat 25 Jul

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 25 Jul

The Dorset Arts & Crafts Summer Exhibition 2020 - Cancelled

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The Dorset Arts & Crafts Summer Exhibition 2020 The largest art and craft show in Dorset takes place from 31st July to 4th August 2020. There is so much to see, it can take half a day or more to explore all the Fine Art, Craft, Photography and...
Purbeck School, Worgret Road, Wareham BH20 4PF
Fri 31 Jul to Tue 4 Aug

Weymouth Food Festival

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Weymouth Food Festival offers a fantastic family friendly, fun-filled event. The event will see a whole host of tasty treats, amazing entertainment and food competitions including the Weymouth Bake...
Lodmoor Country Park Weymouth DT4 7SX
Sat 1 Aug and Sun 2 Aug

Harcombe House - Open Garden for NGS

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Landscaped into hillside 500ft above the Char Valley with spectacular views across Charmouth and Lyme Bay. Steeply sloping site comprises ¾ acre formal garden and ½ acre wild garden.
Harcombe House, Bridport DT6 6EB
Sat 1 Aug, Sun 2 Aug, Tue 4 Aug

44 Lower Blandford Road - Open Garden for NGS

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Exotic garden full of bananas, palms and lush tropical planting, the garden is filled to the brim with unusual and rare plants, many seldom seen in British gardens.
44 Lower Blandford Road, Broadstone Poole BH18 8NY
Sat 1 Aug, Sun 2 Aug, Sat 29 Aug, Sun 30 Aug

The Old Rectory, Pulham - Open Garden for NGS

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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
Sun 2 Aug, Thu 6 Aug

Wolverhollow - Open Garden for NGS

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Over 1 acre of informal mature garden on different levels. Lawns lead past borders and rockeries down to a shady lower garden. Numerous paths take you past a variety of uncommon shrubs and plants.
Wolverhollow, Monkton Wyld DT6 6DA
Sun 2 Aug and Mon 3 Aug

Bat Walk with Jan Freeborn

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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 BH21 7ND
Mon 3 Aug

Knoll Gardens Foundation; Annual Garden Wildlife Survey

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Join wildlife volunteers and experts from the Dorset Wildlife Trust and the RSPB along with other wildlife enthusiasts, as they discover more about Knoll’s garden wildlife and help survey the garden.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND
Tue 4 Aug

“All Aboard” 3D Art Workshop at West Bay Discovery Centre

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“All Aboard” 3D Art Workshop at West Bay Discovery Centre We’re building a train! Or rather you are ... with the help of local artist, Darrell Wakelam, children (and parents) are invited to drop into the Discovery Centre and help create a fantastic...
West Bay Discovery Centre, Chapel on the Beach West Bay, Bridport DT6 4EN
Wed 5 Aug and Thu 6 Aug

Purbeck Rally - Cancelled

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Purbeck Rally, a steam & vintage show that’s fun for all ages! Family friendly. Kids under 16 go free with a paying adult. Well behaved dogs on leads very welcome.
The Showground, Worgret Rd, Wareham, Dorset BH20 6AB
Fri 7 Aug to Sun 9 Aug

Bridport Vegan Market

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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 DT6 3LF
Sat 8 Aug

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

Infourmation

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The first exhibition to re-open The Gallery is ‘Infourmation’, which has been waiting patiently for visitors since the lockdown started!
The Gallery Symondsbury, Bridport DT6 6HG
Sun 9 Aug

’Lovely Lilies’ by Mr Baker

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Wimborne Horticultural Society Talk
Main Hall, Allendale Community Centre, Wimborne BH21 1AS
Mon 10 Aug

Broomhill - Open Garden for NGS

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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 DT2 0PU
Thu 13 Aug

Natural Forms

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Lyme Bay Arts CIC is delighted to announce that its home venue, The Gallery at Symondsbury, will be welcoming back visitors from 13-31 August with an open exhibition entitled Natural Forms.
The Gallery and The Space, Symondsbury Estate, Bridport DT6 6HG
Thu 13 Aug to Mon 31 Aug

Photography for beginners with Dave Peckham ARPS

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A commercial photographer for over 30 years, Dave Peckham also runs courses in Lightroom and Photoshop.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND
Fri 14 Aug

Edwardstowe - Open Garden for NGS

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Parts of the garden have been extensively remodelled during 2018, a new greenhouse and potting shed have been added, along with changing pathways and the vegetable garden layout.
Edwardstowe, Shaftesbury SP7 8BA
Sat 15 Aug

The Music of Northern Soul Live

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THE MUSIC OF NORTHERN SOUL LIVE features the UK’s premier live Northern Soul Band The SIGNATURES with lead vocalist STEFAN TAYLOR plus original Northern Soul legend LORRAINE SILVER with her classic
The Esplanade Weymouth DT4 8ED
Sat 15 Aug

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 16 Aug

Edwardstowe - Open Garden for NGS

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Parts of the garden have been extensively remodelled during 2018, a new greenhouse and potting shed have been added, along with changing pathways and the vegetable garden layout.
Edwardstowe, Shaftesbury SP7 8BA
Sun 16 Aug

22 Holt Road - Open Garden for NGS

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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 BH12 1JQ
Sun 16 Aug

Foundation Friday; Meet the RSPB

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The RSPB, the country’s largest nature conservation charity, is bringing its interactive wildlife information stand to the garden.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND
Fri 21 Aug

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