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More details - We value our volunteers
Free garden admission to anyone showing proof of volunteering status, in any capacity, in celebration of National Volunteers Week. Meet up with our own volunteers in the morning or simply relax as you enjoy a stroll around our naturalistic garden.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Fri 1 Jun

More details - Art Day at Knoll Gardens
In celebration of Dorset Art Weeks the Knoll Gardens Foundation welcomes artists to the garden to be inspired by the Knoll’s acclaimed naturalistic style.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Fri 8 Jun

More details - Sculpture in the Garden – stone carving workshop with Sarah Moore
Join sculptor and fine artist Sarah Moore in the garden at Knoll for this special one-day stone carving workshop. Working in local Bath stone you will learn basic stone relief carving skills as you create an original piece to take home. Booking essential as very limited numbers.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Fri 15 Jun

More details - Garden Wildlife Walk
Reconnect with nature on this special wildlife discovery walk in Knoll’s naturalistic garden. Suitable for adults and older children only, activities will be weather dependant but could include looking for nectaring insects on the flowering perennials, opening a moth trap to reveal the garden’s night time visitors,...
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Sat 16 Jun, Sat 4 Aug

More details - Designing in the Naturalistic Style
Join Neil Lucas for a walk around his acclaimed garden at Knoll as he explains his ethos and some of the concepts and techniques that have gone into the creation of this naturalistic, wildlife-friendly garden.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Thu 21 Jun, Thu 12 Jul

More details - Dorset Wildlife Trust Member's Day
Meet up with representatives of Dorset’s largest conservation charity on this special day and discover how Knoll’s naturalistic gardening ethos continues to create a garden that welcomes wildlife as well as providing year-round beauty.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Fri 22 Jun

More details - New Orleans Heat
Monday 11th June; New Orleans Heat at the Bournemouth Bluebird Jazz Club, starting at 7:30 PM. The club meets at the Bluebirds Social Club in Longham, BH22 9DP (opposite Haskins garden centre) and features a large dance floor, plenty of free car parking and affordable drinks. £10 admission, £12 for visitors.
Bluebirds Social Club, 4 Ham Lane, Longham (opposite Haskins Garden Centre)
Mon 11 Jun

More details - Manor Farm, Hampreston - Open Garden for NGS
Traditional farmhouse garden designed and cared for by 3 generations of the Trehane family through over 100yrs of farming and gardening at Hampreston. Garden is noted for its herbaceous borders and rose beds within box and yew hedges. Mature shrubbery, water and bog garden. Open for hellebores and snowdrops in Feb.
Manor Farm, Hampreston, Wimborne
Wed 30 May

More details - Wild Craft Sundays
Try your hand at stone painting - wildlife, scenery, flowers - whatever you can imagine. Use acrylic paint to create a lasting work of art. No need to book.
Kingfisher Barn, Stour Acres, Granby Road, Muscliff, Bournemouth
Today, Sun 24 Jun

More details - New Leaf Health Walks
Get into nature in 2018 and live a healthier life! These weekly walks will help you get active in nature. No need to book. For more information on health benefits call LiveWell Dorset on 0800 840 1628 and ask about Natural Choices.
Kingfisher Barn, Stour Acres, Granby Road, Muscliff, Bournemouth
Mon 28 May, Mon 4 Jun, Mon 11 Jun, Mon 18 Jun, Mon 25 Jun, Mon 2 Jul, Mon 9 Jul

More details - Moth Evening
Join the Rangers for an exciting evening to find out all about the colourful and varied moths of the area. Booking essential.
Kingfisher Barn, Stour Acres, Granby Road, Muscliff, Bournemouth
Mon 28 May

More details - Nature Tots
Give your little ones a love of nature. Come along for a different activity each week. For ages 2 - 4. No need to book.
Kingfisher Barn, Stour Acres, Granby Road, Muscliff, Bournemouth
Tue 29 May, Tue 5 Jun, Tue 12 Jun, Tue 19 Jun, Tue 26 Jun, Tue 3 Jul, Tue 10 Jul

More details - Pond Dipping
Come to Kingfisher Barn and pick up a pond ID sheet and tray, then go for a dip. Take a look at the amazing creatures to be found in the wildlife pond, or why not check out the river! Lots of fun for all ages. Children must be supervised. No need to book.
Kingfisher Barn, Stour Acres, Granby Road, Muscliff, Bournemouth
Wed 30 May, Wed 6 Jun, Wed 13 Jun, Wed 20 Jun, Wed 27 Jun, Wed 4 Jul, Wed 11 Jul

More details - Butterfly Walk
Join the Rangers for a Stour walk to discover some of the species of butterflies to be found on the reserve. Booking essential
Kingfisher Barn, Stour Acres, Granby Road, Muscliff, Bournemouth
Mon 4 Jun

More details - Dragonflies and Damselflies
Learn to identify these colourful insects, which are common along the river and by the ponds on the reserve. No need to book.
Kingfisher Barn, Stour Acres, Granby Road, Muscliff, Bournemouth
Mon 11 Jun

More details - Moth Morning
Join the Rangers to learn the names of the colourful and varied moths caught overnight. No need to book.
Kingfisher Barn, Stour Acres, Granby Road, Muscliff, Bournemouth
Mon 18 Jun

More details - Christchurch Cheese & Chilli Festival
The Cheese and Chilli Festival is the only show in the UK which celebrates both Cheese and Chilli within a festival setting. The event is organised by 33rd Management Ltd who created the first event in 2014. The events are aimed towards the family audience as there is simply something for everyone.
Next to Hurn Bridge Equestrian Centre Parley Lane Christchurch
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Cheese & Chilli Festival
The Cheese and Chilli Festival is back again in 2018 with a bang! The Cheese & Chilli Festival is a family show offering something for everyone. There are approximately 100 trade stands selling cheese and chilli associated products as well as craft and retail goods.
Next To Hurn Airport
Sat 9 Jun and Sun 10 Jun

More details - Houses of Parliament Day Trip
Fundraising trip to raise money for Mosaic (supporting bereaved children) and Macmillan. Departing from Allenview Car Park, Wimborne at 6.
Departing from Allenview Car Park, Wimborne
Tue 5 Jun

More details - Mayfield - Open Garden for NGS
Town garden of approx ¼ acre. Front: formal hard landscaping planted with drought-resistant shrubs and perennials. Shaded area has wide variety of hostas. Back garden contrasts with a seductive series of garden rooms containing herbaceous perennial beds separated by winding grass paths and rustic arches.
Mayfield, Wimborne Minster
Today, Wed 6 Jun, Wed 13 Jun

More details - LIT: Literature and Light
A collaboration exhibition between The Library, AUB and BA (Hons) Creative Writing. With the new BA (Hons) Creative Writing degree comes a new generation of writers. Collected in this exhibition are works that explore the theme of ‘light’ in all its myriad definitions and forms.
TheGallery, Art University Bournemouth, Wallisdown, Poole
Today to Sun 17 Jun

More details - BA Summer Shows 2018
It’s that time of year again when our campus transforms into the biggest gallery in the South-West for BA Summer Show season. Our hardworking graduates have been producing some truly innovative work, the results of which will be debuted at this year’s exhibitions across campus.
TheGallery, Art University Bournemouth, Wallisdown, Poole
Fri 8 Jun to Fri 15 Jun

More details - Deans Court - Open Garden for NGS
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. First Soil Association accredited garden, within C18 serpentine walls.
Deans Court, Wimborne Minster
Tue 19 Jun

More details - DORSET ART WEEKS   ART SHOW  local artists WENDY JUMP AND JUDE TAYLOR
Locally based artists Wendy Jump and Jude Taylor are holding an art exhibition in Blackpug Books. Come along and enjoy browsing original art, prints and greetings cards, in this fascinating and quirky town house in the pretty market town of Wimborne Minster. Close to cafes, pubs and interesting shops.
Black pug Books, 24 Westborough, Wimborne
Today to Sun 10 Jun

More details - Simon and Garfunkel: Through the Years
Simon and Garfunkel: Through the Years is the most authentic sounding concert which celebrates the unforgettable music of Simon Garfunkel. Made up of Dan Haynes Pete Richards, Bookends have toured the globe extensively with their concerts being described as simply breathtaking.
The Tivoli Theatre West Borough Wimborne Minster
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Bisterne Manor - Open Garden for NGS
Glorious rhododendrons and azaleas form a backdrop for our C19 garden first opened in the 1930s for the fledgling NGS, now under restoration. The C16 manor house (not open) overlooks a grand parterre with box hedges and lavender.
Bisterne Manor, Ringwood
Wed 30 May

More details - 22 Holt Road - Open Garden for NGS
¾ acre walled garden for all seasons. Garden seating throughout the diverse planting areas, incl Mediterranean courtyard garden and wisteria pergola. Walk up slope beside rill and bog garden to raised bed vegetable garden. Return through shrubbery and rockery back to waterfall cascading into a pebble beach.
22 Holt Road, Poole
Sun 17 Jun, Sun 22 Jul

More details - Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital - May and June events
Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital has announced its May and June complimentary advice sessions, covering a range of health topics.
67 Lansdowne Rd, Bournemouth
Tue 12 Jun, Thu 14 Jun, Thu 21 Jun

More details - Ringwood Antiques & Decorative Arts Fair
A unique monthly Antiques & Decorative Arts market held on the 2nd Saturday of every month March to December with 26 stalls offering Antiques, Collectables, Vintage and Retro items including clothing and Vinyl records as well as some artists/makers.
The Gateway concourse, The Furlong, Ringwood
Sat 9 Jun, Sat 7 Jul

More details - Baby & Children’s Charity Nearly New Sale
Baby & children’s nearly new sale selling toys, books, clothes, equipment etc (ages 0-12). Raising funds for Poole Hospital charity SPRING. Admission £1 to include refreshments. Homemade cakes on sale too.
Broadstone Methodist Church, Lower Blandford Road, Broadstone
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Public Image Ltd
Public Image Ltd Plus Special Guests. Artists performing: Public Image Ltd.: Tickets avaiable.
O2 Academy Bournemouth, Bournemouth
Fri 1 Jun

More details - Quiz & Curry Night
Quiz & Curry Night in support of the British Liver Trust (charity no.298858). Alternative food options available if booked in advance. Soft drinks, tea/coffee can be purchased on the night.
Trinity Centre Christchurch Road Ringwood
Fri 8 Jun

More details - Solatin LIVE at Banque & Bohem
Banque & Bohem’s Bank Holiday Bands are back this May 27th with Solatin! A popular Latin party band guaranteed to get everyone up on their feet! Playing a mixed set of Latino and English they aren’t one to miss.
39 Poole Hill
Today

More details - Magna Sinfonia Summer Concert - Homelands
Magna Sinfonia are delighted to announce their summer concert. Conductor Cayenna Ponchione will lead the orchestra though an exciting Homelands programme. The orchestra has an enviable reputation for delivering near-professional performance and their performances are always well received.
Parkstone Grammar School, Sopers Lane, Poole
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Summer Soundtracks
Come and join us for a concert of classical and popular music that will have something that appeals to all - a soundtrack to the summer. Featuring music from Pirates of the Caribbean, The Greatest Showman, Marriage of Figaro and many more!
St. Peter’s Church 4 Hinton Road Bournemouth
Thu 21 Jun

More details - CHARITY MIDSUMMER BALL - Raising funds to fight Motor Neurone Disease
Dust off your glad rags and polish up your bling! Come and enjoy this fun evening and help us to raise funds for the East Dorset and New Forest branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
Hilton Hotel, Terrace Road, Bournemouth
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Flying Cow by De Stilte
Playtime is fun yet serious at the same time. Once you’re totally immersed, anything can happen... Flying on the wings of their imagination, two girls and a boy embark on a standoff: because when there are three of you, who plays with whom?
Pavilion Dance South West
Today

More details - Parkinson’s awareness event at Poole care home
The team at Care UK’s The Potteries, on York Road, are joining forces with Linda Whike, clinic director and consultant physiotherapist at BWT Physio, to offer helpful guidance and practical tips for improving the everyday lives of those affected by Parkinson’s.
The Potteries 187 York Road Broadstone Poole
Thu 14 Jun

More details - Cancer Research Race for Life 10K - Bournemouth
10k is a great step up from our 5k events. Up the challenge and take part in the Race for Life 10k. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. THIS IS BEATING CANCER. 10k (or just over 6 miles) may sound a little daunting but it is an achievable challenge for anyone with a bit of training.
The Seafront Pier Approach Bournemouth
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Cancer Research Race for Life 5K - Bournemouth
This is a 5k suitable for all abilities. This is women, young women & children uniting with one purpose, to raise valuable funds for Cancer Research. THIS IS BEATING CANCER. 5k (or just over 3 miles) is an achievable distance for all ages and abilities.
The Seafront Pier Approach Bournemouth
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Western Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
’This secluded and magical 1-acre garden captures the spirit of warmer climes and begs for repeated visits’ (Gardening Which'). Created over 40 yrs it offers enormous variety with rose, Mediterranean courtyard and woodland gardens, herbaceous borders and cherry tree and camellia walk.
Western Gardens, Poole
Sun 17 Jun, Sun 29 Jul

More details - Kingston Lacy - Kingston Lacy house tickets
A lavish family home built to resemble an Italian Palace. There’s plenty to see, from grand, beautifully detailed carvings, to intimate family souvenirs. Book your timed ticket for the house. Normal admission applies. Both members and non-members must have a timed house entry ticket.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Today to Mon 9 Jul

More details - Kingston Lacy - Celebrating Summer this half-term
Children. Drop-in workshops offering a range of activities celebrating the arrival of summer. Booking Not Needed.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Today to Sun 3 Jun

More details - Kingston Lacy - Kingston Lacy Health Cycle Rides
Every Thursday, In partnership with Moors Valley Country Park, come and join our fun, friendly and active free cycle rides from 9.30am (please arrive by 9.15am for a prompt start). These free, volunteer-led rides are a great chance to explore the local area and make new friends.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Thu 31 May, Thu 7 Jun, Thu 14 Jun, Thu 21 Jun, Thu 28 Jun, Thu 5 Jul, Thu 12 Jul

More details - Kingston Lacy - Guided walk: Badbury Rings and Tarrant Rushton
A walk filled with rich history and the opportunity to enjoy some areas of woodland not normally accessible. Distance: 7 miles, Time: approx. 3-4 hours. This is a walk that goes through woods not normally accessible and covers history from the Bronze Age, Iron Age, Romans and the Second World War.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Fri 1 Jun

More details - Kingston Lacy - Guided estate walks
Enjoy the opportunity to experience Kingston Lacy park and estate on a range of beautiful estate walks throughout the year. Walks take place on the first Friday (excluding January) and 3rd Monday of each month (excluding December). Please see website for more details regarding dates, times and meeting points.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Fri 1 Jun, Mon 18 Jun, Fri 6 Jul, Mon 16 Jul

More details - Kingston Lacy - Music afternoon with The FB Pocket Orchestra
This Father’s Day enjoy an afternoon on the south lawns whilst soaking up the tunes performed by The FB Pocket Orchestra. Sit back, relax, bring a picnic or enjoy a glass of Pimms. Pimms, cold drinks and a selection of cakes and ice creams will be available to purchase on the day from the south lawn.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Kingston Lacy - Out of hours guided walks
Enjoy the opportunity to experience Kingston Lacy park and estate, including some areas not normally accessible, before the grounds open to the public. The walks will be a gentle stroll of approximately 3 miles starting from the main Kingston Lacy car park. Finish in time for a coffee with the group in the caf.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Mon 18 Jun, Mon 16 Jul

More details - Staddlestones - Open Garden for NGS
A beautiful setting for a cottage garden with colour themed borders, pleached limes and hidden gems, leading over chalk stream to shady area which has some unusual plants incl hardy orchids and arisaemas. Plenty of areas just to sit and enjoy the wildlife.
Staddlestones, Wimborne
Today, Mon 28 May, Thu 21 Jun

More details - Step Out for Stroke, Poole
Join us and the thousands of people across the UK who are walking to make a difference for everyone affected by stroke. Step Out for Stroke is a fun sponsored walk for the whole community.
Poole Park
Sun 24 Jun

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