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May events

Elworthy Cottage - Open Garden for NGS

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1 acre plantsman's garden in tranquil setting. Island beds, scented plants, clematis, unusual perennials and ornamental trees and shrubs to provide year-round interest.
Elworthy Cottage, Taunton TA4 3PX
Tue 12 Apr, Mon 18 Apr, Tue 17 May

Watcombe - Open Garden for NGS

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¾ acre mature Edwardian garden with colour-themed, informally planted herbaceous borders. Strong framework separating several different areas; pergola with varied wisteria, unusual topiary, box...
Watcombe, Winscombe BS25 1BP
Sun 24 Apr, Sun 15 May, Thu 9 Jun

Marti Pellow

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Marti Pellow Greatest Hits Tour. Artists performing: Marti Pellow. Tickets avaiable.
Bath Forum, Bath BA1 1UG
Thu 5 May

Trixie Mattel

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Trixie Mattel. Artists performing: Trixie Mattel . Tickets avaiable.
Bath Forum, Bath BA1 1UG
Fri 6 May

East Lambrook Manor Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

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The quintessential English cottage garden created by C20 gardening legend Margery Fish. Plantsman's paradise with contemporary and old-fashioned plants grown in a relaxed and informal manner to...
East Lambrook Manor Gardens, East Lambrook TA13 5HH
Sat 7 May

Hillcrest - Open Garden for NGS

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Boasting stunning views of the Somerset Levels, Burrow Mump and Glastonbury Tor this 6 acre garden offers plenty of interest, inc a standing stone.
Hillcrest, Taunton TA3 6JA
Sat 7 May and Sun 8 May

Trevor Nelson - Soul Nation

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Trevor Nelson - Soul Nation Tickets avaiable.
Cheese & Grain, Frome BA11 1BE
Sat 7 May

Don't Stop Queen Now

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Tonight, you're gonna have yourself a real good time!!!! Reveal Media Productions Ltd presents 'Don't Stop Queen Now', the finest tribute to the music of Queen, on the...
Princess Theatre and Art Centre, Princess Street, Burnham-on-Sea TA8 1EH
Sat 7 May

Glebe Farm - Open Garden for NGS

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Glebe Farm gardens have been recently landscaped over a 2 yr period with work still in progress. The house garden is a typical English walled garden, with a path leading to a vine covered arch...
Glebe Farm, Taunton TA2 8JU
Sun 8 May

Milton Lodge - Open Garden for NGS

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Architectural terraces transformed from sloping land with profusion of plants capitalising on views of Wells Cathedral and Vale of Avalon.
Milton Lodge, Wells BA5 3AQ
Sun 8 May, Sun 5 Jun, Sun 3 Jul

Tony Hadley: 40th Anniversary Tour

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Tony Hadley: 40th Anniversary Tour plus special guests. Artists performing: Tony Hadley. Tickets avaiable.
Bath Forum, Bath BA1 1UG
Wed 11 May

Milverton Concert Society Voces8

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Milverton Concert Society     Voces8 Voces8 are described as the ‘Rolls-Royce of a capella ensembles’. They have toured all over the world. Not to be missed!
St Andrew’s Church Wiveliscombe TA4 2LR
Sat 14 May

Sunday Lunchtime Big Band Jazz

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Doors open 11.45am. Band on from 12.15- 1.30. Tickets £10 online or £12 on the door. (booking online is the only guarantee of entry as these concerts are proving very popular!
Memorial Hall Paul Street Taunton Somerset TA1 3PF
Sun 15 May

Court House - Open Garden for NGS

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Lovely 5 acre garden, trees, shrubs (many rare and tender), herbaceous and 3 acre woodland garden with spring interest and late summer borders. Traditional kitchen garden (chemical free).
Court House, East Quantoxhead TA5 1EJ
Sun 15 May

Wayford Manor - Open Garden for NGS

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The mainly Elizabethan manor (not open) mentioned in C17 for its 'fair and pleasant' garden was redesigned by Harold Peto in 1902.
Wayford Manor, Crewkerne TA18 8QG
Sun 15 May

Ann Widdecombe - Strictly Ann

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Sailing dangerously close to National Treasure status, one of the most outspoken politicians of our time embarks on her first ever national tour.
Princess Theatre and Art Centre, Princess Street, Burnham-on-Sea TA8 1EH
Wed 18 May

Screening of Portrait of a lady on fire (2019) (15)

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On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.
Wadham School, 12 Mount Pleasant, Crewkerne TA18 7AH TA18 7AS
Fri 20 May

Forest Lodge - Open Garden for NGS

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3 acre mature garden with many camellias and rhododendrons in May. Lovely views towards Blackmore Vale. Part formal with pleached hornbeam alle and rill, part water garden with lake.
Forest Lodge, Pen Selwood BA9 8LL
Sat 21 May, Sat 11 Jun

Lower Shalford Farm - Open Garden for NGS

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Fairly large open garden with extensive lawns and wooded surroundings with drifts of daffodils in spring. Small winterbourne stream running through with several stone bridges.
Lower Shalford Farm, Wincanton BA9 8HE
Sat 21 May

Barford House - Open Garden for NGS

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Formal walled garden and lawns lead to a 6 acre woodland garden of camellias, rhododendrons, azaleas and magnolias.
Barford House, Bridgwater TA5 1AG
Thu 26 May

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