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The positive power of partnerships - Virtual Open Garden - NGS

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For garden owner Karen Mann, it was the loss of her son that made her open her garden in Essex for the National Garden Scheme.
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Today to Tue 30 Mar

Ulting Wick, Essex: a garden jewel - Virtual Open Garden - NGS

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The reputation of Philippa Burroughs stunning Essex garden grows from year to year; recently it was voted one of the countrys top 100 gardens to visit by Garden News magazine.
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Today to Tue 30 Mar

The Priory, Suffolk: 60 years of brilliance - Virtual Open Garden - NGS

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The Priory in Stoke by Nayland, Suffolk is a place with history. In about 1200, a Norman knight gave the acreage the garden sits within to a medieval priory – in which ownership remained until...
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Today to Tue 30 Mar

Barnardo’s Virtual Triathlon

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iTRI is an incredible long distance triathlon. But by completing it in bite sized chunks across the whole of March, you can conquer it whenever and wherever suits you. You’ve got 31 days to swim 2.
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Mon 1 Mar to Wed 31 Mar

Colchester Virtual Half-Marathon

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Colchester Virtual Half-Marathon 13.1 miles, your way: join us in March 2021 for the Colchester Virtual Half Marathon in aid of The Robin Cancer Trust!
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Mon 1 Mar, Sun 28 Mar

Leigh Singles Social Club - Postponed

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Single? Aged over 45 and looking for something to do? Come and join our lively social club. We have a range of events to suit everyone.
The Oakleigh, 1008 -1012 London Road, Leigh -on -Sea SS9 3NE
Wed 3 Mar, Wed 10 Mar, Wed 17 Mar

Mother’s Day Handmade Gift and Craft Fair by Louise’s Events - Cancelled

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This Mother’s Day Handmade Gift & Craft Fair returns for a third year! This event is being organised to exhibit all locally handmade items, plus creating the perfect outlet to buy your gifts...
Holiday Inn (Southend Airport), 77 Eastwoodbury Crescent, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6XG
Sun 7 Mar

Colchester Sausage and Cider Festival

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Sausage & Cider Fest arrives for the first time in Colchester! Join us for over 25+ amazing craft ciders and over 15 different types of sausage flavours!
Charter Hall, Colchester CO1 1YH
Sat 13 Mar

Essex Spring Food, Home & Gift Fair - Cancelled

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Essex Spring Food, Home & Gift Fair We launch our 2021 season here at lovely Cressing Temple Barns, one of Essex’s most popular venues, with a selection of exhibitors both inside the historic barns themselves, outside stands as well as
Cressing Temple Barns, Essex CM77 8PD
Sat 20 Mar and Sun 21 Mar

Beth Chatto’s Plants & Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

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Internationally famous gardens, including dry, damp, shade, reservoir and woodland areas. The result of over 60 years of hard work and application of the huge body of plant knowledge possessed by...
Beth Chatto’s Plants & Gardens, Colchester CO7 7DB
Sat 20 Mar

Heath House - Open Garden for NGS

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2 acre spring and summer garden of surprises. Some areas ablaze, others calming. Formal ponds with box, yew, lavender, nepeta, and many different hostas, leading gently into lyrical...
Heath House, Layer Breton CO2 0PN
Sun 21 Mar

International Living History Festival

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International Living History Festival This show now has the premier Living History Interpreters and suppliers in the UK exhibiting at the Event, where visitors can explore a complete range of historical products and information on a
Cressing Temple Barns, Witham Road, Braintree, Essex CM77 8PD
Sat 10 Apr and Sun 11 Apr

Loxley House - Open Garden for NGS

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On entering the rear garden you will be surprised and delighted by this town garden. A colourful patio with pots and containers.
Loxley House, Brentwood CM15 9EL
Sat 17 Apr

30 Glenwood Avenue - Open Garden for NGS

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Nestled next to the busy A127 lies a beautifully transformed town garden. Home-made raised beds with tulips in spring, dahlias and roses in the summer.
30 Glenwood Avenue, Leigh-On-Sea SS9 5EB
Sun 18 Apr

Wycke Farm - Open Garden for NGS

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Large cottage style farmhouse garden situated in the peaceful Essex countryside with mature trees, mixed borders, vegetables, greenhouses and a small flock of sheep.
Wycke Farm, Tolleshunt D’Arcy CM9 8AB
Fri 23 Apr, Sun 25 Apr

Beeleigh Abbey Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

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3 acres of secluded gardens in rural historic setting. Mature trees surround variety of planting and water features, woodland walks under planted with bulbs leading to tidal river, cottage garden,...
Beeleigh Abbey Gardens, Maldon CM9 6LL
Fri 23 Apr

Leigh-on-Sea Craft Fair by Louise’s Events

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This Leigh-On-Sea Craft Fair is being organised to support and exhibit all locally handmade craft businesses.
Leigh Community Centre, 71-73 Elm Road, Leigh-on-Sea SS9 1SP
Sat 24 Apr

Heyrons - Open Garden for NGS

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An informal garden of four parts created for family enjoyment within and around an ancient restored farmyard. An Essex barn and red brick farm buildings surround an intensely planted walled garden.
Heyrons, Chelmsford CM1 4QN
Sun 25 Apr

MILKSHAKE! Live Milkshake Monkey’s Musical

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Milkshake Monkey can’t wait to put on a spectacular new musical for you all! But when stage fright hits, his favourite Milkshake friends come to help, creating the most dazzling show you have ever...
Charter Hall, Colchester CO1 1YH
Sun 25 Apr

Ulting Wick - Open Garden for NGS

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Listed black barns provide backdrop for vibrant and exuberant planting in 8 acres. Thousands of colourful tulips, flowing innovative spring planting, herbaceous borders, pond, mature weeping willows,...
Ulting Wick, Maldon CM9 6QX
Sun 25 Apr

Furzelea - Open Garden for NGS

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Country garden of nearly one acre has evolved overtime to showcase the different seasons by titillating the senses with colour,scent,texture and form.
Furzelea, Danbury CM3 4JR
Wed 28 Apr

Writtle University College - Open Garden for NGS

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Writtle University college has 15 acres of informal lawns with naturalized bulbs and wildflowers. Large tree collection, mixed shrubs, herbaceous border, dry/ Mediterranean borders, seasonal bedding...
Writtle University College, Writtle CM1 3RR
Wed 28 Apr

Ulting Wick - Open Garden for NGS

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Listed black barns provide backdrop for vibrant and exuberant planting in 8 acres. Thousands of colourful tulips, flowing innovative spring planting, herbaceous borders, pond, mature weeping willows,...
Ulting Wick, Maldon CM9 6QX
Fri 30 Apr

Scrips House - Open Garden for NGS

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A large garden with further paddocks. Includes a mature woodland with a memorial avenue of fastigiate oaks.
Scrips House, Coggeshall CO6 1RL
Fri 30 Apr

Wickets - Open Garden for NGS

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Rejuvenate your spirits in this wonderfully floral garden with fine rural views. Billowing Borders inc narcissus and tulips, roses and summer colour.
Wickets, Langley Upper Green CB11 4RY
Sun 2 May, Sun 27 Jun

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