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Today to Fri 14 May, closest first.
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Tulips: A Radio Drama

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Imagine you can hear a couple fighting - but you can’t see who’s raising their fists. How do you decide who’s in danger - is it the woman…or is it the man?
www.southhillpark.org.uk/events/tulips RG1
Today to Mon 31 May

Norden Farm Market

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Norden Farm Market Following the success of our festive markets in December, we are excited to bring you our brand new series of outdoor markets this summer – held in the Linhay barns and car park, providing a safe
Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 4PF
Sat 1 May, Sat 15 May, Sat 5 Jun, Sat 19 Jun

Wallingford Garden Club Plant Sale

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Our first club activity of 2021 will be our annual Plant Sale Saturday 8th May 2021 from 09:30 – 12:30 in the Wallingford Town Square (With Covid compliance) Our members are and have been busy
Wallingford Town Square OX10 0EG
Sat 8 May

Taplow-Maidenhead Giant Car Boot

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Massive, established, busy, popular event. Late start Car Boot. Sellers: set up from 9.30am. Cars £15, Small size vans from £20. Large Vans £30. All size vans welcome. Buyers: From 10.30am.
Main A4 Bath Road, opposite Taplow Station, junc 7 off M4 (turn left onto A4 Maidenhead) SL6 0NP
Sun 18 Apr, Sun 25 Apr, and more dates until Sun 13 Jun

Beechenwood Farm - Open Garden for NGS

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2 acre garden in many parts. Lawn meandering through woodland with drifts of spring bulbs. Rose pergola with steps, pots with spring bulbs and later aeoniums. Fritillary and cowslip meadow.
Beechenwood Farm, Hook RG29 1JA
Mon 3 May

Red Kites - Open Garden for NGS

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This much admired 1½ acre Chiltern hillside garden is planted for yr-round interest and is lovingly maintained with mixed and herbaceous borders, wildflower orchard, established pond, vegetable
Red Kites, Bledlow Ridge HP14 4JJ
Tue 11 May

Rookwood Farm House - Open Garden for NGS

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This exciting valley garden, a work in progress, has elements all visitors can enjoy. A rose covered pergola, fabulous tulips, giant alliums, and a recently developed jungle garden with cannas,...
Rookwood Farm House, Newbury RG20 8JX
Sun 25 Apr

Westways Farm - Open Garden for NGS

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6 acre garden surrounded by woodlands planted in 1930s with mature and some rare rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and magnolias, underplanted with bluebells, lilies and dogwood; extensive lawns and
Westways Farm, Chobham GU24 8HH
Sun 9 May

Brick Kiln Cottage - Open Garden for NGS

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Bluebell woodland garden in 2 acres with a perimeter woodland path incl treehouse, pebble garden, billabong, stumpery, ferny hollow, bug palace, waterpool, shepherd’s hut and a traditional
Brick Kiln Cottage, nr Alton RG25 2PR
Sun 2 May, Sun 6 Jun

The Old Rectory, Farnborough - Open Garden for NGS

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In a series of immaculately tended garden rooms, incl herbaceous borders, arboretum, secret garden, roses, vegetables and bog garden, there is an explosion of rare and interesting plants, beautifully
The Old Rectory, Farnborough, nr Wantage OX12 8NX
Sun 18 Apr, Sun 16 May

Bluebell Wood - Open Garden for NGS

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Unique 100 acre ancient bluebell woodland. If you are a keen walker you will have much to explore on the long meandering paths and rides dotted with secluded seats.
Bluebell Wood, Alton GU34 5SX
Fri 23 Apr and Sat 24 Apr

Bowers Farm - Open Garden for NGS

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An established 5 acre garden that has undergone significant renovation over the past 5-6 yrs with trees, perennials, annuals and bulbs; creating a variety of planting spaces including herbaceous
Bowers Farm, Coleshill HP7 0LU
Thu 6 May

Malverleys - Open Garden for NGS

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10 acres of dynamic gardens which have been developed over the last 9 yrs to incl magnificent mixed borders and a series of contrasting yew hedged rooms, hosting flame borders, a cool garden, a pond
Malverleys, Newbury RG20 0AA
Wed 28 Apr

Artists and Makers Fair

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Sally Evans curates a showcase of talented, independent artists, makers and designers producing original, high quality pieces.
Thame Town Hall OX9 3DP
Sat 17 Apr

Orchard House - Open Garden for NGS

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The 5 acre garden incl several wooded areas with eco bug hotels for wildlife. Two ponds with wildflower planting, large avenues of silver birches, a bog garden with board walk and a wildflower...
Orchard House, Amersham HP7 0LB
Sun 25 Apr

Overstroud Cottage - Open Garden for NGS

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Artistic chalk garden on two levels. Collection of C17/C18 plants including auriculas, hellebores, bulbs, pulmonarias, peonies, geraniums, dahlias, herbs and succulents.
Overstroud Cottage, Gt Missenden HP16 9QE
Sun 2 May

Bere Mill - Open Garden for NGS

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On the Upper Test with water meadows and wooded valleys, this garden offers herbaceous borders, bog and Mediterranean plants, as well as a replanted orchard and two small arboretums.
Bere Mill, Whitchurch RG28 7NH
Sun 2 May

Turn End - Open Garden for NGS

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Grade II registered series of garden rooms, each with a different planting style enveloping architects own Grade II* listed house (not open).
Turn End, Aylesbury HP17 8BG
Mon 3 May

Denham Giant Car Boot Sale

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Every Saturday. Sellers Set up from 7am. Sellers: Cars £15 - Small size vans from £20. Large size vans £30. Buyers: £2 from 10am - 12noon, £1 from 12 noon.
Denham Roundabout Main A40, Nr Uxbridge (from M40 then exit junc 1) Bucks, corner Denham Court Drive UB9 5PG
Sat 17 Apr, Sat 24 Apr, and more dates until Sat 12 Jun

Old Boars Hill Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

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Five delightful gardens in a conservation area. Hedderly House has a 3 acre terraced hillside garden with wooded walks and ponds with extensive views over the Vale of the White Horse.
Old Boars Hill Gardens, Oxford OX1 5JF
Sun 2 May

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