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5 Parklands Green - Open Garden for NGS

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1½ acres of gardens developed since the 1980s for all year interest. There are mature and unusual trees and shrubs and riotous herbaceous borders.
5 Parklands Green, Bury St Edmunds IP28 6UH
Sun 26 Jun 22

Lillesley Barn - Open Garden for NGS

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Dry gravel garden (inspired by the Beth Chatto Garden) inc variety of mediterranean plants, ornamental grasses, herbs and collection of succulents.
Lillesley Barn, Ipswich IP7 6ED
Sun 26 Jun 22

Steam Railway and East Anglian Practical Classics

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Once again we welcome back members of the East Anglian Practical Classic Owners Club who will be bringing some of their delightful and memorable vehicles from the bygone ages of motoring.
Mid Suffolk Light Railway, Brockford Station, Wetheringsett, Suffolk IP14 5PW
Sun 26 Jun 22

Church Lane House - Open Garden for NGS

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Set in just under an acre, our garden offers a wildlife pond, herbaceous borders, Victorian style greenhouse and kitchen garden, orchard and wildflower meadow.
Church Lane House, Westley Waterless CB8 0RL
Sun 26 Jun 22

Old Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

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Entered from The Street, a natural garden with wildflowers under a copper beech tree. To the rear, a formal garden designed by Cherry Sandford with a sculpture by David Harbour.
Old Gardens, Ipswich IP7 6ED
Sun 26 Jun 22

Chelsworth Open Gardens

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The villagers of Chelsworth have been opening their gardens to the public on the last Sunday in June, since 1967.
Village of Chelsworth IP7 7HU
Sun 26 Jun 22

Antique & Vintage Fair Southwold (Old Hall & Maize Maze)

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Antique & Vintage Fair, Southwolds Old Hall & Maize. Cafe & playpark*(additional charge on site). A great day out for ALL!
Old Hall Southwold, Halesworth Road, Reydon, Southwold, ?? IP18 6SG
Sun 26 Jun 22

Ipswich-O 2022: Holywells Park

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This is the final event of our new series of drop-in sessions designed for families, beginners & improvers - anyone who enjoys exploring the outdoors with a map!
Holywells Park, Ipswich IP3 0PG
Sun 26 Jun 22

Coddenham Open Gardens & Scarecrows

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Many hidden gardens to visit in this beautiful village plus the allotments and Churchyard which is a county wildlife site.
Coddenham IP6 9PR
Sun 26 Jun 22

Cowpasture Allotments - Open Garden for NGS

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Cowpasture is a long-established site of 300 allotments growing a wide variety of vegetables, fruit and flowers. Knowledgeable allotment owners will guide you through the site and answer questions.
Cowpasture Allotments, Felixstowe IP11 9GA
Sat 25 Jun 22

Dragon Fest 2022

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Dragon fest returns for its sixth year at West Stow Country Park. This year, enter the Anglo-Saxon Village as it is transformed into a world of Dragons, Creatures and unique characters.
West Stow Country Park, Icklingham Road, West Stow, Bury St Edmunds IP28 6HG
Sat 25 Jun 22

Floristry Workshop: Hand Tied Bouquet - Hasketon, Woodbridge, Suffolk

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Floristry: Hand Tied Bouquet in a Vase Learn how to arrange fresh flowers and foliage into a beautiful bouquet that can be displayed in a vase Jasmine, The Fleur Girl, will guide you step by
EJaRt Creative , The Black Barn, Grange Farm, Grundisburgh Rd, Hasketon, Woodbridge IP13 6HN
Sat 25 Jun 22

26 Beatrice Avenue - Open Garden for NGS

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A town garden developed during lockdown based on gardening in a low carbon way. It includes a dry garden, a shady area, a wildlife pond, a wildflower garden, sedum roof and a tapestry lawn.
26 Beatrice Avenue, Felixstowe IP11 9HB
Sat 25 Jun 22

Quiz Night - in aid of Suffolk Refugee Support Charity

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Not booked yet, there is still time and space to do so!! Free entry, raffle prizes and donations welcome for the Suffolk Refugee Support, this charity has helped Afghans and now Ukrainians.
Freckenham Village Hall, Fordham Road, Freckenham, Bury St Edmunds IP28 8JB
Fri 24 Jun 22

Woodland Drive Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

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The gardens at Woodland Drive are situated in a quiet cul-de-sac on the outskirts of Bungay. They are next door to each other and while quite different in style and planting, all share wonderful...
Woodland Drive Gardens, Bungay NR35 1PE
Thu 23 Jun 22

The Dragons are Coming 2022

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Fresh Start new beginnings, local children's charity. It’s time to get your drummer beating and your team paddling!
Ipswich Waterfront IP4 1QJ
Wed 22 Jun 22

Elizabeth: A Portrait in Part (s)

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Elizabeth: A Portrait in Parts is a unique and inventive feature documentary about the life of Queen Elizabeth II.
Marina Theatre, Marina, Lowestoft NR32 1HH
Tue 21 Jun 22

Endell Street: The Trailblazing Women who Ran WW1 Remarkable Hospital

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When the First World War broke out in 1914 dozens of women doctors offered their services – but they were told by the British Army to “Go home and sit still”.
Online IP17 2QE
Mon 20 Jun 22

The Old Rectory, Kirton - Open Garden for NGS

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This traditional English garden contains mixed flower borders for both sun and shade providing year-round colour, fragrance and succour for bees and butterflies.
The Old Rectory, Kirton, Ipswich IP10 0PT
Sun 19 Jun 22

Polstead Mill - Open Garden for NGS

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The garden has been developed since 2002, it has formal and informal areas, a wildflower meadow and a large productive kitchen garden.
Polstead Mill, Colchester CO6 5AB
Sun 19 Jun 22

Steam Railway & Suffolk Vehicle Enthusiasts Club

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Steam Train rides and glorious road vehicles for an English summer’s day. All the Middy attractions, Museum, Restoration Shed, Tea Room and The Kitchener Arms real ale bar will be open and the...
Mid Suffolk Light Railway, Brockford Station, Wetheringsett, Suffolk IP14 5PW
Sun 19 Jun 22

Friston Open Gardens

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Enjoy a walk around this picturesque village exploring a rich diversity of residents' gardens, many hidden from view from roads and footpaths; visit our medieval church and take time out to
Friston Village Green IP17 1NP
Sun 19 Jun 22

Hillside - Open Garden for NGS

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This garden in its historic setting of 10½ acres has sweeping lawns running down to a spring fed carp pond. The formal garden has island beds of mixed planting for a long season of interest.
Hillside, Ipswich IP7 6HN
Sun 19 Jun 22

Heron House - Open Garden for NGS

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2 acres with superb views over the North Sea, River Alde and marshes. Unusual trees, herbaceous beds, shrubs and ponds with a waterfall in large rock garden, and a stream and bog garden.
Heron House, Aldeburgh IP15 5EP
Sun 19 Jun 22

One Fun Day - Coffee Morning

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As part of the RSPCA One Fun Day, we welcome you to visit our Animal Rehoming Centre at Martlesham to enjoy refreshments and cakes amongst the animals and summer sunshine.
RSPCA Animal Centre, Mill Lane, Martlesham IP12 4PD
Sat 18 Jun 22

Cavendish Open Gardens

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Approximately 20 gardens to stroll around in the picturesque village of Cavendish. Saturday 18th June and Sunday 19th June. 11am - 5pm.
Cavendish Nr. Sudbury CO10 8BB
Sat 18 Jun 22

Brambly Hedge - Open Garden for NGS

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A garden of contrasts and surprises. A modern introduction to a quirky woodland finish, the visitor can explore a huge variety of shrubs and trees with many unusual specimens.
Brambly Hedge, Beccles NR34 7DE
Sat 18 Jun 22

Old Newton Flower Festival and Art Exhibition

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Old Newton is holding a Flower Festival and Art Exhibition on Saturday June 18th and Sunday 19th June between 11am and 5pm. The Flower Festival will take place in St Mary's Church. (IP14 4PJ).
St Mary’s Church, Old Newton IP14 4 PJ Old Newton Primary School IP14 4PJ
Sat 18 Jun 22

Exning Open Gardens

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Intriguing gardens large and small will we be open to visitors, as part of the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations.
Exning, Newmarket, junction 37 from A14 CB8 7EH
Sat 18 Jun 22

Charity Event - Langham Hall Garden Festival and Nursery Sale

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Charity Event - Langham Hall Garden Festival and Nursery Sale Langham Hall garden festival and nursery sale is to be held on Saturday 18th June 2022, from 2.00pm-6.00pm.
Langham Hall Langham Bury St Edmunds IP31 3EF
Sat 18 Jun 22

Walk Right Back

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From the Producers of That’ll be the Day, Walk Right Back tells the story of the most successful duo of all time -The Everly Brothers.
Marina Theatre, Marina, Lowestoft NR32 1HH
Sat 18 Jun 22

The Simon and Garfunkel Story

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Direct from a week-long run in London’s West End at the Vaudeville Theatre, a sold out Worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back!
Marina Theatre, Marina, Lowestoft NR32 1HH
Fri 17 Jun 22

Maud at the Locks

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Viewing of Black-sailed Trading Wherry Maud with Timeline photos in her cargo hold, a Pop-Up Museum to learn more about transport of goods by wherry, and a fun photo cut-out board for family
The Locks Inn, Geldeston, Beccles NR34 0HW
Fri 17 Jun 22

Gong Bath healing Session - Thursday June 16th 7-8.30pm

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Presented by Andy Mapplebeck. This wonderful healing session allows you to drift off to find peace and healing as you listen to the notes of the Gong being played .
19 Main Road Kesgrave IP5 1AQ
Thu 16 Jun 22

Waveney Gardeners Club

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A talk by Roger Hance, Wild life photographer on Wild Flowers and Orchids of the Countryside. Parking in road or behind church. refreshments in the interval. Raffle, book table.
St Lukes Church, Homefield Ave. Lowestoft NR33 9BX
Wed 15 Jun 22

FREE ZOOM Talk by Suffolk Family History Society.

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Anna Mercer presents the story: Powering the Past, Empowering the Future - The Pioneering story of The Suffolk Garretts from Steam Engines to Women's Emancipation.
Virtual Event
Tue 14 Jun 22

The Old Rectory, Nacton - Open Garden for NGS

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Just under 2 acres of garden divided into areas for different seasons: mature trees and herbaceous borders, herb/picking garden, rose garden. Light soil so many self sown flowers.
The Old Rectory, Nacton, Nacton IP10 0HY
Sun 12 Jun 22

Ashe Park - Open Garden for NGS

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In the 400 years of this 12 acre gardens existence it has gone through many changes. Gertrude Jekyll said of it in 1905 that it was interesting but it had no coherence of design.
Ashe Park, Woodbridge IP13 0QB
Sun 12 Jun 22

Great Thurlow Hall - Open Garden for NGS

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13 acres of beautiful gardens set around the River Stour, Masses of snowdrops in late winter are followed by daffodils and blossom around the riverside walk in spring.
Great Thurlow Hall, Haverhill CB9 7LF
Sun 12 Jun 22

Needham Market Community Council Craft Fair

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Craft fair with lots of stalls, refreshments, free parking, free entry.
Needham Market Community Centre, School Street, Needham Market IP6 8BB
Sun 12 Jun 22

Strutt Your Mutt Charity Dog Day and Walks

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Strutt Your Mutt Charity Dog Day and Walks Strutt Your Mutt Charity Dog day and Walk is back again for 2022 – join the thousands of others who will be taking part with their dogs to raise funds for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.
Woodfarm Barn, Benacre, Suffolk (between Southwold and Lowestoft) NR34 7BL
Sun 12 Jun 22

Barton Mere - Open Garden for NGS

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C16 house (not open) with later Georgian faade, set in 50 acres of parkland. Extensive lawns with views over the Mere.
Barton Mere, Great Barton IP31 2PR
Sun 12 Jun 22

Little Waldingfield Open Gardens

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Little Waldingfield Open Gardens Sunday 12 June 2022 11am – 5pm We are looking forward to opening our lovely gardens again, and welcoming you to our friendly village.
Little Waldingfield CO10 0SQ
Sun 12 Jun 22

Kelsale-cum-Carlton Open Gardens

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Sunday 12th June 2022, Kelsale-cum-Carlton are opening 13 gardens in and around the pretty village, some of which have not been open to the public in the past!
Pond Cottage Curlew Green, Kelsale IP17 2PB
Sun 12 Jun 22

Granary Barn - Open Garden for NGS

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If re-wilding is the latest trend, we must be high fashion! From 2 acres of closely mown grass 11 yrs ago, the garden now has formal planting near the house, box parterre and pergola, herbaceous...
Granary Barn, Diss IP22 1QQ
Sun 12 Jun 22

Smallwood Farmhouse - Open Garden for NGS

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The garden is a combination of traditional cottage planting and contemporary styles. At its heart, a C16 farmhouse provides the backdrop to a number of old English roses, a profusion of clematis and...
Smallwood Farmhouse, Bury St Edmunds IP30 0AJ
Sun 12 Jun 22

Ipswich-O 2022: Christchurch Park

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This is the third in our new series of drop-in sessions designed for families, beginners & improvers - anyone who enjoys exploring the outdoors with a map!
Christchurch Park, Ipswich IP4 2BX
Sat 11 Jun 22

The Festival of the Sea at Royal Hospital School

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The RHS Festival of the Sea, which forms part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, will take place at RHS on 11th and 12th June 2022 and will include a range of nautical activities.
Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, Ipswich IP9 2RX
Sat 11 Jun 22

Field Funday

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Field Funday Don’t miss our Field Funday! A fun packed day for the whole community: Live Acts Raffle Prize Draw Inspire Bake-off Crowd Crown Gallery Hot & Cold Food to buy Free Parking Lots more details...
Inspire Lindbergh Road IP3 9QX
Sat 11 Jun 22

Class Arts Autumn Art Exhibition

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Class Arts Autumn Art Exhibition Class Arts are delighted to return to Long Melford for their Summer Exhibition A rural collective of 10 artists showcasing and selling their work Paintings and cards for sale, raffle and the
Long Melford Old School Community Centre CO10 9DX
Sat 11 Jun 22

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