Stunning gardens open to the public for the afternoon. Refreshments available plus Beckford Bottle Shop Bar. Tombola. Home produce sale. Origami cards and bird boxes made by prisoners. Prisoner Art Exhibition.
What a surprise around the corner in waiting, a small town garden which has grown to acre! Colour-themed shrub and herbaceous borders, pond, patios, pergolas and wild meadow areas lead to wonderful far reaching views. Productive vegetable and fruit garden with greenhouse.
This exuberant garden was begun in 2010. Extending to about 1½ acres, it is naturalistic in style with a shrubbery, gravel garden, wild garden and pond where many trees have been planted. Overflowing with roses scrambling up trees, over hedges and walls.
With stunning views of the Tor and the Levels, this tranquil yet diverse garden has been restored and redesigned by art historian and retired history teacher Joanna to reflect the ancient landscape and rich heritage of Glastonbury.
Seasoned NGS garden openers opening a garden designed and planted by Simon Relph. The garden is open to celebrate his life. Architectural design of metal arches and geometrical raised beds surround raised pond. Many sculptured features by their son Alex Relph and other artists.
Corscombe Fest - Fun and Music all day long
Saturday 9th June 2018 1-8pm
The Fest is a lovely traditional event, there is truly something for everyone. Set in the grounds of Corscombe Court with its Moat it’s a unique place for a day out.
A superb family day out, the very best in the area.
Parking signed at village hall and in field opp church. This beautiful historic village hosts a wide variety of gardens with 8 hidden gems and several open for the first time, incl some large well established gardens and smaller cottage gardens.
Widely considered to be one of the best ever Abba Tribute Acts, they play to packed theatres and festivals throughout Europe. A stunning stage show, which combines costume changes, lighting effects and a faithful reproduction of the Abba sound.
Royal British Legion Blandford Forum,
Legion House, Church Lane, Blandford Forum
Fun and friendly Swing Dance Beginners workshop, suitable for complete beginners and those wanting to recap their dancing. This June we will be welcoming back our wonderful guest teacher Anna Rogers, from Lindy Hop Cardiff!
Village fete with Teas & Cakes, many stalls including bric-a-brac, cakes, produce, books, plants, Vintage & pre loved clothing,Raffle,Jewellery, Bottle tombola, Pimms , music & entertainment by : Stour Valley Band & Mr. Merlin & Okey Dokey the Dragon, side- shows including Coconut shy, Bowling, Welliechuck, etc.
WE SINCERELY REGRET THAT ALL OPENINGS ARE CANCELLED FOR 2018 INCLUDING BY ARRANGEMENT VISITS. On leaving car park, walk past vegetables and through wild flowers to reach house and gardens. Although small there is much variety to find. Garden is divided with lots to explore as each part differs in style and feel.
Martin has been a full time professional artist painter since graduating from Exeter College of Art & Design in 1985. Primarily a figurative painter, he prefers to work directly from his chosen subjects, which are mostly derived from the people and landscape of the Mendip Hills, where he lives.
Designed to celebrate the Great British Garden, the stunning 14-acre grounds of the Palace will feature guided tours, live music, expert speakers, BBQ food, ‘have a go’ skills and crafts and over 40 stalls, including a fabulous range of nurseries selling unusual and popular plants.
The Ulrike Eleonora Choir from Sweden, featuring soloists Roma Loukes, soprano and Mikael Onelius, tenor, accompanied by piano, violin and trumpet and conducted by Lennert Ericsson, will perform a concert of sacred and secular music to include Jubilate by Hovland and Laudate Dominum by Mozart.
The quintessential English cottage garden created by C20 gardening legend Margery Fish. Plantsman’s paradise with old-fashioned and contemporary plants grown in a relaxed and informal manner to create an extraordinary garden of great beauty and charm.
Fantastic family event. We open our farm gates & invite you to enjoy an educational & fun day out in the beautiful Somerset countryside. Many attractions, tractor trailer rides, farm animals, nature walks, vintage & modern machinery display, market stalls, BBQ, Bar & cream teas.
Wrapped around an old farmhouse are 2 walled gardens planted in contemporary cottage style, roses and clematis on walls and unusual perennials in deep borders give interest all seasons. South garden has progressive colourist design.
Headliners are The Portraits, whose upbeat, worldly songs call for unity in these turbulent times and whose Jo Cox tribute song was described by Clare Balding (BBC Radio 2’s Good Morning Sunday show) as “So Beautiful, So Powerful” during their live session and interview in 2017.
½-acre garden, created over 21yrs from concrete farmyard. Ha-ha, wonderful views, pond, lawn, mixed borders, formal sunken garden, hydrangea bed, grass walks and interesting young and semi-mature trees. Structured design integrates house and garden with landscape. New areas under development.
The Athenaeum Youth Masqueraders bring everyone’s favourite kooky gothic family in The Addams Family Young@Part.
Hundreds of years ago, the Addams family ancestors came from the old country and settled on a plot of land in what is now New York Central Park where the family flourished for many generations.
Mature Grade II terraced garden. Sloping land transformed into architectural terraces with profusion of plants capitalising on views of Wells Cathedral and Vale of Avalon. 1960, garden was lovingly restored to its former glory, orchard replaced with collection of ornamental trees.
Walks over marked routes in the beautiful Somerset Countryside with bacon and sausage rolls available at the start and home made cakes at the end. Sweets and drinks en route.
Start at The Angel, Bow Street, Langport OS map no.
Canzonetta is presenting a concert for a summer afternoon at St. Andrew’s Church, Milborne St. Andrew on Sunday 10th June at 3pm. This popular close harmony group will be making its first appearance at St. Andrew’s, singing three and four part harmony songs from across five centuries.
St. Andrew’s Church, Church Hill, Milborne St. Andrew
We’re going dinosaur mad again! Come and meet our NEW animatronic dinosaurs! Walk among these giants and see how many you can name. Our 4D cinema will be playing Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, so join these pre-historic pals on a trilling adventure of a lifetime!
Town Crier Competition in the George Shopping Precinct in the morning.
Henhayes Fete, in association with Crewkerne Branch of the Royal British Legion.
Activities; bar; food; live music; stalls; chainsaw woodcarving; classic military vehicles, Fire services demonstration.
Brought up at Dorlcote Mill, Maggie Tulliver worships her brother Tom and is desperate to win the approval of her parents, but her passionate, wayward nature and her fierce intelligence bring her into constant conflict with her family.
A man. A cow. A shed load of trouble.
Trevor loves Judy. Judy loves Trevor. They’re best mates. Trouble is, Trevor’s family don’t approve. They think that Trevor should leave his prize cow alone and get on with looking after his farm.
Sixpenny Handley Village Hall
Make up your own design and paint a hand cut wooden decoration. There will be a selection of shapes for you to choose from. Come along if you fancy doing something a bit different; this is a fun and relaxing activity that all the family can enjoy. Booking Not Needed. Children are very welcome.
Join us for our wildlife days - lots of outdoor fun for all the family. There will be wildlife crafts and a variety of hands-on activities with the Somerset Wildlife Trust, Wildlfowl & Wetlands Trust, Somerset Moth Group, Bumblebee Conservation Trust and others. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Our popular Jazz on the Lawn event is relaxed fun for everyone. Come along on either Saturday or Sunday, bring a picnic and something to sit on and enjoy some footstomping jazz tunes. This will be a perfect afternoon of jazz music on Barrington Court’s south lawn.
Large, plantsmans garden with magnificent view to sea. Many rare and mature plants and shrubs in terraced, herbaceous, rock and water gardens. Woodland garden and walks in bluebell woods. Good autumn colouring. Wild flower meadow with 164 varieties incl orchids.
Allington Strings, under their new conductor, Mark Westwood, welcome Jonathan Delbridge as piano soloist in their summer concert at St Mary’s Church, Beaminster on the 10th of June 2018 at 3pm.
Jonathan will be performing Haydn’s Piano Concert no. 11 in D major and Faure’s Eclogue.
Come along to Hardy’s Cottage and meet our team of Volunteer Ecologists. They will be setting up moth traps to collect data about the variety of species that can be found in Hardy’s garden. The moths will be displayed in dishes so you can have a close loo. Booking Not Needed. Dogs on leads welcome.
Hardys Cottage, Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester
3 acres of wild and formal garden in beautiful situation with series of hedged garden rooms. Numerous shrubs, flowers and borders, all allowing tolerated wild flowers and preferred weeds, while others creep in. Large walled kitchen garden, herb garden and C13 dovecote (open).
Back for a 2nd year the Inflatable Fun Dayz will return to Grassacres Park on Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th March, then the 3rd weekend of each month up to and including September. Come along between 11am-4pm, and let the kids bounce themselves silly.
A free guided walk that explores Brownsea’s WW1 connections in this special centenary year. Take a tour around the island and discover it’s significance during WW1 with one of our expert volunteers. Booking Essential. Phone: 0344 249 1895.
Join the Royal British Legion and complete an abseil challenge. Help raise money to provide lifelong support to serving members of the Armed Forces, Reservists, veterans and their families. Hosted by National Trust, organized by the Royal British Legion. 10 entry price and minimum fundraising pledge 100 per person.