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.
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.
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,...
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
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.
’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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.