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What's on around Swanage

Today to Sat 8 Aug, closest first.
Coronavirus: Do check with venue for Cancellations.

The Hollow, Swanage - Garden Open for Charity - NGS

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Come and wander round a dramatic sunken former stone quarry, a surprising garden at the top of a hill above the seaside town of Swanage.
The Hollow, Swanage 25 Newton Road Swanage Dorset BH19 2EA
Wed 15 Jul

Knitson Old Farmhouse - Garden Open for Charity - NGS

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Mature cottage garden nestled at base of chalk downland. Herbaceous borders, rockeries, climbers and shrubs, evolved and designed over 50yrs for yr-round colour and interest.
Knitson Old Farmhouse Corfe Castle Wareham Dorset BH20 5JB
Wed 15 Jul

Bournemouth & Poole College - Parent Event

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Join us for our virtual event 5.30pm-7.30pm In this extraordinary time, choosing the right course to discover the real you is important.
Virtual Event
Thu 23 Jul

The Dorset Arts & Crafts Summer Exhibition 2020 - Cancelled

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The Dorset Arts & Crafts Summer Exhibition 2020 The largest art and craft show in Dorset takes place from 31st July to 4th August 2020. There is so much to see, it can take half a day or more to explore all the Fine Art, Craft, Photography and...
Purbeck School, Worgret Road, Wareham BH20 4PF
Fri 31 Jul to Tue 4 Aug

Curious About Bournemouth

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Have fun discovering Bournemouth with two, quirky, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy in booklet or instant download format. Are you curious about Bournemouth?
Bournemouth Town Centre Starts: West Cliff, Off West Hill Road Bournemouth BH2 5JB
Today to Tue 8 Sep

Purbeck Rally - Cancelled

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Purbeck Rally, a steam & vintage show that’s fun for all ages! Family friendly. Kids under 16 go free with a paying adult. Well behaved dogs on leads very welcome.
The Showground, Worgret Rd, Wareham, Dorset BH20 6AB
Fri 7 Aug to Sun 9 Aug

The Floyd Effect play the Best Of British Rock Festival

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The Floyd Effect play the Best Of British Rock Festival A celebration of British rock giants who’ve changed the world with the power of their music. The very best tributes to Pink Floyd (Floyd Effect), The Beatles (Upbeat Beatles), Rolling Stones...
Upton Country Park, Poole Rd, Upton, Poole BH17 7BJ
Today

Bubble Rush

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NEW FOR 2020! We’re super-excited to be bringing Bubble Rush to Poole! Bubble Rush is a fun run with a difference – lots of coloured bubbles!
Upton Country Park, Poole BH17 7NJ
Sun 19 Jul

Virtual Kundalini Meditation Group

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Virtual Kundalini Meditation Group With Steve & Amy Hounsome! This is for advanced practitioners only – if you are interested let us know and we may start a new one for beginners!
Virtual Event
Wed 22 Jul, Wed 5 Aug, Wed 19 Aug

44 Lower Blandford Road - Open Garden for NGS

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Exotic garden full of bananas, palms and lush tropical planting, the garden is filled to the brim with unusual and rare plants, many seldom seen in British gardens.
44 Lower Blandford Road, Broadstone Poole BH18 8NY
Sat 1 Aug, Sun 2 Aug, Sat 29 Aug, Sun 30 Aug

Baby & Children’s Charity Nearly New Sale

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Baby & children’s nearly new sale selling toys, books, clothes, equipment etc (ages 0-12). Raising funds for Poole Hospital charity SPRING. Admission £1.
Broadstone Methodist Church, Lower Blandford Road, Broadstone BH18 8DP
Today

Deans Court - Garden Open for Charity - NGS

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13 acres of peaceful, partly wild gardens in ancient monastic setting with mature specimen trees, Saxon fish pond, herb garden, orchard and apiary beside R Allen close to town centre.
Deans Court Deans Court Lane Wimborne Minster Dorset BH21 1EE
Wed 15 Jul

’Plant Explorers and Garden Plants’ by Chris Evans

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Wimborne Horticultural Society Talk
Main Hall, Allendale Community Centre, Wimborne BH21 1AS
Mon 13 Jul

Foundation Friday; Guided Butterfly Walk with Keith Powrie

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In time for the nation’s Big Butterfly Count, dedicated lepidopterist Keith Powrie leads a walk around the gardens to help you identify the many butterflies to be found there.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND
Fri 17 Jul

Designing in the Naturalistic Style - with Neil Lucas

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Join Neil Lucas for a walk around his acclaimed garden at Knoll as he explains his ethos and some of the concepts and techniques that have gone into the creation of this naturalistic,
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND
Thu 23 Jul

Bugs and BUDS

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Organised by the garden’s charity – the Knoll Gardens Foundation, our Saturday morning monthly toddler club aims to inspire a love of nature from a young age, encouraging interaction with the
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND
Sat 25 Jul

Bat Walk with Jan Freeborn

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Enjoy a short presentation and familiarise yourself with the garden’s layout before taking a special evening stroll as you search for Knoll’s most elusive night-time visitors.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND
Mon 3 Aug

Knoll Gardens Foundation; Annual Garden Wildlife Survey

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Join wildlife volunteers and experts from the Dorset Wildlife Trust and the RSPB along with other wildlife enthusiasts, as they discover more about Knoll’s garden wildlife and help survey the garden.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7ND
Tue 4 Aug

16 Chapel Rise - Garden Open for Charity - NGS

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Garden of acre set to lawn with shrubs and herbaceous borders surrounded by yew hedge. Water feature, bamboos and various wooden and stone sculptures by owner’s late husband.
16 Chapel Rise Ringwood Dorset BH24 2BL
Today

16 Chapel Rise - Garden Open for Charity - NGS

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Garden of acre set to lawn with shrubs and herbaceous borders surrounded by yew hedge. Water feature, bamboos and various wooden and stone sculptures by owner’s late husband.
16 Chapel Rise Ringwood Dorset BH24 2BL
Sun 12 Jul

Weymouth Food Festival

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Weymouth Food Festival offers a fantastic family friendly, fun-filled event. The event will see a whole host of tasty treats, amazing entertainment and food competitions including the Weymouth Bake...
Lodmoor Country Park Weymouth DT4 7SX
Sat 1 Aug and Sun 2 Aug

Weymouth Timewalk Tour

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Come and learn about the history of this popular seaside holiday resort in a fun and educational guided tour.
Brewers Quay, Hope Square, Weymouth DT4 8TR
Mon 13 Jul

All day street busk

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All day street busk The Weymouth and Portland Lions Club will be holding their annual “Busk” in the town centre on Saturday 25th July 2020, raising funds for the Lions Charity Fund. The Busk will be fronted by ‘Replay’.
Weymouth Town Centre DT4 8PH
Sat 25 Jul

6 Hillcrest Road - Garden Open for Charity - NGS

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Typical suburban garden with the sea at the end, allows the cultivation of some exotic plants inc strelizia, banana and Cobaea scandens. Fish Pond, mature fruit trees, veg patch and soft fruit.
6 Hillcrest Road Weymouth Dorset DT4 9JP
Sun 12 Jul

Willows - Open Garden for NGS

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Front borders overflow with colourful dahlias, cannas, crocosmias and swathes of heleniums. Exciting exotics contrast with a jungly mix of gunneras, ferns and giant hostas around the tranquil pond...
Willows, Lymington SO41 5QF
Sat 8 Aug and Sun 9 Aug

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