What's on around Shaftesbury

Today to Thu 22 Jul, closest first.
Coronavirus: Do check with venue for Cancellations

Hilltop - Open Garden for NGS

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Summer at Hilltop is a gorgeous riot of colour and scent, the old thatched cottage barely visible amongst the flowers.
Hilltop, Gillingham SP8 5LY
Sun 18 Jul, Sun 25 Jul, Sun 1 Aug, Sun 15 Aug, Sun 22 Aug

Grove House - Open Garden for NGS

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Classic English garden divided into rooms. Yew hedges and topiary. Rose garden. Large herbaceous border. Late summer hot garden with grasses. Lawns. Mown walks through specimen trees.
Grove House, Shaftesbury SP7 9AP
Sun 27 Jun

Semley Grange - Open Garden for NGS

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Large garden recreated in last 10 yrs. Herbaceous border, lawn and wildflower meadow intersected by paths and planted with numerous bulbs.
Semley Grange, Shaftesbury SP7 9AP
Sun 27 Jun

Maggie’s Oxford Wing Walk

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See the world from a different view on the wings of a plane and take on the unique challenge of wing walking! Fancy having a go on Saturday 3rd July 2021?
Compton Abbas Aerodrome Ashmore Salisbury SP5 5AP
Sat 3 Jul

Hanford School - Open Garden for NGS

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Perhaps the only school in England with a working kitchen garden growing quantities of seasonal vegetables, fruit and flowers for the table.
Hanford School, Blandford Forum DT11 8HN
Sun 27 Jun

Wildwood Jack at Wessex Acoustic

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Wildwood Jack at Wessex Acoustic Wessex Acoustic present the unique folk duo Wildwood Jack. Wildwood Jack are a totally unique acoustic guitar and ukulele duo from Kent.
Blandford Corn Exchange, 17 Market Place, Blandford Forum DT11 7AG
Fri 2 Jul

Daily Mail Chalke Valley History Festival

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One of the first major festivals to run this summer, this year’s Chalke Valley History Festival is like no other. The festival promises to offer a full assault on the senses.
Church Bottom, Broad Chalke, Salisbury, Wiltshire, . SP5 5DS
Today to Sun 27 Jun

Holland Farm - Open Garden for NGS

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The house and garden were created from a derelict farmyard 15 yrs ago. Garden now boasts a number of exquisite rooms, divided by hornbeam and yew hedging.
Holland Farm, Bruton BA10 0JZ
Sun 4 Jul

Philipston House - Open Garden for NGS

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Charming 2 acre garden with lovely views in the Clenston Valley. Many unusual trees, rambling roses, wisteria, mixed borders and shrubs.
Philipston House, Blandford Forum DT11 0NR
Sat 26 Jun

White House - Open Garden for NGS

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1½ acre garden set on different levels, with a Mediterranean feel, planted to encourage wildlife and pollinators.
White House, Wimborne BH21 5AU
Sat 26 Jun, Sun 27 Jun, Sat 10 Jul, Sun 11 Jul

Cranborne Manor Garden - Open Garden for NGS

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Beautiful and historic garden laid out in C17 by John Tradescant and enlarged in C20, featuring several gardens surrounded by walls and yew hedges: blue and white garden, cottage style and mount
Cranborne Manor Garden, Cranborne BH21 5PP
Sat 10 Jul

Winter Wilson

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Kip Winter and Dave Wilson bring a sense of intimacy to every venue, bringing superb, often hard-hitting original songs, stunning harmonies and musicianship.
Caryford Community Hall, Maggs Lane, Castle Cary BA7 7JJ
Sat 17 Jul

Yardes Cottage - Open Garden for NGS

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Country cottage garden of 1½ acres bordering the Devil’s Brook, having a wealth of different planting areas incl woodland, stream, small lake, extensive lawns fringed with formal herbaceous
Yardes Cottage, Dorchester DT2 7LT
Today, Sat 26 Jun, Sun 27 Jun

9 Catherston Close - Open Garden for NGS

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Wander around the corner to see the unexpected, a small town garden which has grown to acre! Colour-themed shrub and herbaceous borders, patio, pergolas, pond and evolving wild meadow areas lead to...
9 Catherston Close, Frome BA11 4HR
Wed 7 Jul

Jazz in the Garden

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Enjoy a summer evening of jazz and ragtime in the glorious setting of Arundells’ garden, performed by James Emmett’s Ragtime Revellers.
Arundells, 59 Cathedral Close, Salisbury SP1 2EN
Thu 15 Jul

StrongWomen Science at Salisbury Playhouse

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StrongWomen Science is a circus science show for children and families starring two women scientists turned circus performers. Aoife Raleigh is an engineer, Maria Corcoran an environmental scientist.
Salisbury Playhouse Malthouse Lane Salisbury SP2 7RA
Sat 26 Jun

Bleak Hill Nursery & Garden - Open Garden for NGS

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Through the moongate and concealed from view are billowing borders contrasting against a seaside scene with painted beach huts and a boat on the gravel.
Bleak Hill Nursery & Garden, Ringwood BH24 3PX
Sun 4 Jul, Mon 5 Jul, Sun 18 Jul, Mon 19 Jul, Sun 1 Aug, Mon 2 Aug, Mon 30 Aug

Julia’s House Children’s Hospice - Open Garden for NGS

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Julia’s House Children’s Hospice provides respite care for children with life-threatening or limiting conditions.
Julia’s House Children’s Hospice, Broadstone BH18 9BP
Sat 3 Jul and Sun 4 Jul

Knoll Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

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A naturalistic and calming garden, renowned for its whispering ornamental grasses, it surprises and delights with an abundance of show-stopping flowering perennials.
Knoll Gardens, Wimborne BH21 7ND
Fri 25 Jun

Evening of Mediumship with Nikki Kitt - Yeovil

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Evening of Mediumship with Nikki Kitt - Yeovil Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt is a Spiritualist Medium who is currently touring the UK with her successful Psychic / Mediumship Evenings.
Yeovil Labour Club Unity Hall Central Road Yeovil BA20 1JL
Tue 20 Jul

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