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Today to Sat 23 Jun, by distance, closest first.    

More details - Bicknoller and Over Stowey Open Gardens
Sparrows in Over Stowey is a cottage garden on the foothills of the Quantocks, dominated by three very old copper beeches. The garden is a shaded small pretty garden with plenty of places to sit in peace with your homemade cake and tea. A plant stall with be available with many unusual pants for sale.
Combe Cottage and Lady Furlong, Bicknoller plus Sparrows at Over Stowey
Sun 27 May

More details - Stogumber Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
7 delightful and very varied gardens in picturesque village at edge of Quantocks. 3 surprisingly large gardens in village centre, one semi-wild garden, and 3 very large gardens on outskirts of village, with many rare and unusual plants. Conditions range from waterlogged clay to well-drained sand.
Stogumber Gardens, Stogumber
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Dunster Castle - A trail of tales - family trail
Step back in time to meet the inhabitants of Dunster Castle and discover their stories on this family trail. A trail of tales takes you from the modern day to the Viking invasion. Follow the trail around the site to solve the questions and learn more about Dunster’s gory past. Booking Not Needed.
Dunster Castle, Dunster, near Minehead,
Today to Mon 9 Jul

More details - Dunster Castle - Dunster Castle Uncovered
Go behind the ropes on this special tour. Take a peek behind closed doors and discover parts of the Castle you won’t have seen before on this 45 minute tour. Tours are running throughout the day and are not pre-bookable. Booking Not Needed.
Dunster Castle, Dunster, near Minehead,
Today, Sun 27 May, Sat 2 Jun, Sun 3 Jun, Sat 9 Jun, Sun 10 Jun, Sat 16 Jun, Sun 17 Jun, Sat 23 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Sat 30 Jun

More details - Dunster Castle - Have-a-go archery
How good is your aim' Have a go at archery on Green Court. Pistol shooting will be available on selected dates as well. Booking Not Needed. Children are welcome. Dogs on leads welcome.
Dunster Castle, Dunster, near Minehead,
Sun 27 May to Tue 29 May, Sat 2 Jun, Sun 3 Jun

More details - Dunster Castle - Victorian Falconry
Period Victorian dog and hawk demonstrations. Visit the Victorian Hawk House where a variety of hawks, owls and falcons can be seen at roost, chat to the period-costumed falconers and meet Bella the working dog. Every display is different and some require help from lucky hand-picked volunteers. Booking Not Needed.
Dunster Castle, Dunster, near Minehead,
Wed 30 May to Fri 1 Jun, Tue 24 Jul to Fri 27 Jul

More details - Dunster Castle - Civil War Weekend
Join the Taunton Garrison for a weekend of rolling skirmishes, weaponry displays and musket displays. With live demonstrations throughout the day you can see what life was like defending the castle during the Civil War. Booking Not Needed. Phone: 01643 821314. Dogs on leads welcome.
Dunster Castle, Dunster, near Minehead,
Sat 9 Jun and Sun 10 Jun

More details - Little Women
Chapterhouse Theatre Company is proud to present the timeless story of Little Women, based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott. Join Chapterhouse as four sisters - Jo, Beth, Meg and Amy - tell the story of their life during the Civil War in America.
Dunster Castle and Gardens, Dunster
Fri 15 Jun

More details - Dunster Castle - Little Women - Outdoor Theatre
Bring a picnic and enjoy this timeless story in the beautiful surroundings of Dunster Castle. Join Chapterhouse as four sisters - Jo, Beth, Meg and Amy - tell the story of their life during the Civil War in America.
Dunster Castle, Dunster, near Minehead,
Fri 15 Jun

More details - Dunster Castle - World War I assault course
Right you ’orrible lot! Your King and country needs you! Come and be put through your paces on our military assault course. Right you ’orrible lot! Your King and country needs you! And there is a place in the line for all of you. So stand up straight, be proud and join the line today!
Dunster Castle, Dunster, near Minehead,
Sat 16 Jun, Sun 17 Jun, Sat 23 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Thu 9 Aug, Fri 10 Aug

More details - Dunster Festival Break
A 3 night hotel accommodation break during Dunster Festival’s weekend of classical performances which take place in the Priory Church of St. George, Dunster. Performers include The Sacconi Quartet and The Marian Consort.
The Yarn Market Hotel, High Street, Dunster
Today and Sun 27 May

More details - Elworthy Cottage - Open Garden for NGS
1 acre plantsman’s garden in tranquil setting. Island beds, scented plants, clematis, unusual perennials and ornamental trees and shrubs to provide yr-round interest. In spring, pulmonarias, hellebores and more than 300 varieties of snowdrops.
Elworthy Cottage, Taunton
Tue 5 Jun

More details - Circus funtastic
Excellent family fun with this brand new circus for 2018. Acts from across the world including Czech republic, Las Vegas, Romania and many more. In town for 1 week only!! Open Wednesday 30th May- Sunday 3rd. Showtimes: Weekdays 5pm & 7.30 Saturday’s 2pm & 5pm Sunday 1pm & 3.
Minehead Rugby Club Ellicombe lane
Wed 30 May to Sun 3 Jun

More details - Vellacott - Open Garden for NGS
Large informal garden on S-facing slope with splendid views of the Quantock and Brendon Hills. Profusely planted with a wide selection of herbaceous perennials, shrubs and trees. Restored shepherd’s hut sits in small orchard and wildflower area - a tranquil place to enjoy the surroundings.
Vellacott, Crowcombe
Wed 30 May, Thu 31 May, Wed 20 Jun, Thu 21 Jun

More details - Friday Night is Music Night with visiting Adur Concert Band
The Adur Concert Band is based in West Sussex near Shoreham and is one of the leading wind bands in the area. It has been in existence since 1991 under the musical direction of Andrew Burchfield since 1994.
Regal Theatre 10-16 The Avenue, Minehead, Somerset
Fri 1 Jun

More details - Reeds Court - Open Garden for NGS
A series of gardens within a garden. Approx 1½ acres. Structured but wild, with striking yet subtle planting. Meander through the different rooms to discover a wealth of colour, scents, shapes and foliage.
Reeds Court, Taunton
Sat 9 Jun and Sun 10 Jun

More details - Sparrows - Open Garden for NGS
Shaded cottage garden, full of interesting and unusual shrubs and plants. 3 very old copper beeches shade a collection of ferns and woodland plants; a path leads you to the middle lawn, then to a pretty view of the foothills of the Quantocks. Sit and have a cup of tea in one of the many nooks and crannies.
Sparrows, Bridgwater
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Coleridge Cottage - Poetry Reading
Sit back, relax, and listen to some poetry in the place where Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote ’Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ and ’Kubla Khan’.
Coleridge Cottage, 35 Lime Street, Nether Stowey, Bridgwater,
Mon 28 May, Mon 4 Jun, Mon 11 Jun, Mon 18 Jun, Mon 25 Jun, Mon 2 Jul, Mon 9 Jul

More details - Coleridge Cottage - Family Story Time
Have you heard the tale of Sailor Sam' Or the story of the mice who lived in Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s house' These 15 minute storytelling sessions are perfect for children aged 4-7 (and the young at heart!
Coleridge Cottage, 35 Lime Street, Nether Stowey, Bridgwater,
Thu 31 May, Thu 26 Jul

More details - Coleridge Cottage - Garden Tours
There’s more to Coleridge than the Cottage. Discover the stories of the poet’s garden, and how it didn’t turn out quite how he planned... Hidden behind the Cottage exterior, there is a garden and wildflower meadow.
Coleridge Cottage, 35 Lime Street, Nether Stowey, Bridgwater,
Fri 1 Jun, Fri 15 Jun, Fri 29 Jun, Fri 6 Jul, Fri 13 Jul

More details - Coleridge Cottage - Cottage Uncovered
Discover the unusual, lesser-known tales of Coleridge Cottage and it’s strange history in these tours of the house and garden. Samuel Taylor Coleridge may be the Cottage’s most famous resident, but there’s much more to the Cottage’s history.
Coleridge Cottage, 35 Lime Street, Nether Stowey, Bridgwater,
Tue 5 Jun

More details - Coleridge Cottage - Romantic Women
Samuel Taylor Coleridge - in the life of this great man were some great women whose stories are rarely told. The tale of their lives and their struggles during Coleridge’s time at the Cottage are revealed through these guided tours.
Coleridge Cottage, 35 Lime Street, Nether Stowey, Bridgwater,
Wed 6 Jun, Wed 20 Jun, Wed 4 Jul, Wed 18 Jul

More details - Open Garden in aid of St Margaret's Hospice -
The owners instantly fell for this sleepy Somerset farmhouse and have made a garden around it that is both productive and pretty. Vegetables, fruit and flowers intermingle. There’s water too in the form of a rill, ponds and a stream. Walk around the ancient flowering hay meadow. Top notch cream teas on sale.
West Leigh Farm Westleigh farm Westleigh Lydeard St Lawrence
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Lydeard House - Open Garden for NGS
4 acre garden with C18 origins and many later additions. Sweeping lawns, lake overhung with willows, canal running parallel to Victorian rose-covered pergola, along with box parterre, chinoiserie-style garden, recent temple folly and walled vegetable garden plus wonderful mature trees. Plants for sale.
Lydeard House, Taunton
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Practical pottery, throwing and ceramics days
We’ve opened our ceramics and pottery studio here at Ashbrook, for those who wish to get to know clay and try their hand at throwing or hand building.
Waterrow, Taunton
Today to Fri 8 Jun

More details - Practical pottery, throwing and ceramics days
We’ve opened our ceramics and pottery studio here at Ashbrook, for those who wish to get to know clay and try their hand at throwing or hand building.
Waterrow, Taunton
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Collegium Singers Concert - Jesu, meine Freude
A programme exploring musical expressions of faith through the ages, from Benedictine abbess Hildegarde of Bingen to the African American composer Moses Hogan, via J S Bach, Francis Poulenc, and Michael Tippett among others.
Church of St Michael and All Angels, St Michael’s Hill, Milverton, Taunton
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Venn Cross Engine House - Open Garden for NGS
Former GWR goods yard. 4 acres of formal and less formal gardens of interest to gardeners and railway buffs alike. An acre of orchid rich wild flower meadow. Areas of mass-planted candelabra primulas start the summer with many large sweeping herbaceous borders bursting into colour as the season progresses.
Venn Cross Engine House, Taunton
Sat 16 Jun, Sun 17 Jun, Sat 21 Jul, Sun 22 Jul

More details - Halsecombe House and Halsecombe Cottage - Open Garden for NGS
Set on top of Porlock Hill with outstanding views of Welsh coast, the Bristol Channel and surrounding Exmoor hills, a breathtaking location. Lawns on different levels, all with sweeping views of surrounding countryside.
Halsecombe House and Halsecombe Cottage, Minehead
Sat 9 Jun and Sun 10 Jun

More details - Greencombe - Open Garden for NGS
An organic woodland garden of international renown, Greencombe stretches along a sheltered hillside and offers outstanding views over Porlock Bay. Moss covered paths meander through a collection of ornamental plants that flourish beneath a canopy of oaks, hollies, conifers and chestnuts.
Greencombe, Porlock
Wed 30 May

More details - Greencombe Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
An organic woodland garden of international renown, Greencombe stretches along a sheltered hillside and offers outstanding views over Porlock Bay. Moss covered paths meander through a collection of ornamental plants that flourish beneath a canopy of oaks, hollies, conifers and chestnuts.
Greencombe Gardens, Porlock
Wed 30 May

More details - Boweys - Open Garden for NGS
Mature cottage garden, fascinating stonework, water and topiary with imaginative planting completed after 22years, weeds welcome occasionally. Garden and buildings designed for wildlife as much as for the owners. Summerhouse finalised, gazebo enclosed. About 500 nest boxes for Insects, birds and bats.
Boweys, Kingston St Mary
Sat 16 Jun to Mon 18 Jun, Sat 21 Jul to Mon 23 Jul

More details - Model Farm - Open Garden for NGS
4 acres of flat gardens to S of Victorian country house. Created from a field in last 8 yrs and still being developed. A dozen large mixed flower beds planted in cottage garden style with wildlife in mind. Wooded areas, lawns, wildflower meadows and wildlife pond. Plenty of seating throughout the gardens.
Model Farm, Bridgwater
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Midsummer Music
Nynehead Court is delighted to announce that the headline act at its Midsummer Music event at Nynehead Church on 23rd June is the acclaimed bassist Miranda Sykes. The event begins at 6.30pm (bar open at 5.
Nynehead Court, Nynehead
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Push the boat out. Free family sailing experience
Push the boat out. Free family sailing experience “PUSH THE BOAT OUT” AND TRY SAILING on Monday 7th MAY or Monday 28th May AT DURLEIGH RESERVOIR with DURLEIGH SAILING CLUB and Somerset Youth and Community Sailing Association who are combining to bring you this FREE fun taster day on the water.
Durleigh Sailing Club, Durleigh Reservoir, Durleigh, Nr Bridgwater, Somerset
Mon 28 May

More details - Half-Term Family Trail: Sounds of Spring
Find out which of our feathered friends you can hear singing early on a spring morning and what their songs mean. From robins to chiffchaffs and blackcaps to wrens, discover who are the early risers adding their songs to the chorus.
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset
Today to Sun 3 Jun

More details - Bank Holiday BBQ
Hestercombe Gardens’ chefs will be cooking up a storm on our Courtyard barbecue – enjoy sizzling hot food and an array of delicious sides.
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset
Mon 28 May

More details - Half-Term Craft Workshop: Make a Bird Mobile
As the half-term trail at Hestercombe Gardens is all about birds, we’re going to be making beautiful paper bird mobiles in the Apple Loft (opposite the Mill Pond in the Landscape Garden). There are five workshops throughout the day – 10.15, 11.15, 12.15, 1.15 and 2.15.
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset
Tue 29 May

More details - Charcoal Burning Day
Hestercombe Gardens’ estates team will be up in the woods making charcoal. It’s smoky, dirty work but we’ve got our restored charcoal burner’s hut for a bit of shelter if needed. We’ll be at the Charcoal Burner’s Camp all day (from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm) so come up and see what we’re up to.
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset
Wed 30 May

More details - Meet the Gardener at Hestercombe Gardens
Before you explore the summertime gardens, meet one of Hestercombe Gardens’ friendly garden team for an introduction to the unique combination of Georgian, Edwardian and Victorian garden design at Hestercombe. No need to book – just meet at the top of the Daisy Steps at 11am every Friday in June.
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset
Fri 1 Jun, Fri 8 Jun, Fri 15 Jun, Fri 22 Jun, Fri 29 Jun

More details - Hestercombe Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Georgian landscape garden designed by Coplestone Warre Bampfylde, Victorian terrace and shrubbery and stunning exquisite example of Lutyens/Jeykll designed formal garden. These together make up 50 acres of woodland walks, temples, terraces, pergolas, lakes and cascades.
Hestercombe Gardens, Taunton
Tue 5 Jun

More details - Butterflies & Birds Guided Walk
Bring your binoculars and join Brian Hill from Somerset Ornithological Society for a morning of bird and butterfly spotting in the summertime gardens at Hestercombe. Brian will take you into the Wildflower Meadow for some butterfly spotting, helping you identify different species and the habitats they call home.
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset
Mon 18 Jun

More details - The Birches - Open Garden for NGS
Large coastal garden with terraces and different rooms combining hard and soft landscaping. Started 30 years ago by inexperienced owners on difficult steep plot which consisted mainly of rough grass. Now upper section has formal Mediterranean feel, lower part more relaxed, owners more experienced but still learning.
The Birches, Barry
Sat 16 Jun and Sun 17 Jun

More details - The-SWYD-Sprint-Triathalon
We decided to put on our first race on the iconic Barry Island. Somewhere where we love to swim, train and now race. A perfect sandy beach, a rolling bike with a couple of ups and a flat and fast sprint finish along the promenade.
Barry Island Barry Island, Vale of Glamorgan
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Barry Island Transport Festival
Classic Cars and heritage buses and coaches : Cars from 1915 to 2005 heritage buses from 1949 to 1998. Free Heritage Bus Trips, The show will take place at the Nell’s Point car park and on the promenade adjacent to the beach and all the amenities.
Barry Island Barry Island, Vale of Glamorgan
Sun 10 Jun

More details - To The Moon
Hikapee – To the Moon – A theatrical story told with aerial circus. Join a princess like no other as she embarks on the biggest journey of her life – to the Moon!
The Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre, Coal Orchard Coal Orchard Taunton
Fri 15 Jun and Sat 16 Jun

More details - Lunchtime Concert
Advanced Musicians’ Summer Recital Richard Huish Students Talented soloists on a variety of instruments will perform a programme of pieces ranging from classical to jazz. Accompanied by Course Manager for Music, Kathryn Foyle, there will be something to suit all tastes during a summer lunchtime.
St John’s Church, Park Street, Taunton
Fri 8 Jun

More details - Divide
Diversity is what shapes human life, but where there is socialisation there comes an inevitable divide. People become categorised, morals polarized and communities separated. Division in society can prove fatal and yet it has seemingly become an innate part of our existence from a time before our own.
Princess Theatre and Art Centre, Princess Street, Burnham-on-Sea
Fri 1 Jun

More details - Guitar Legends
Come & celebrate a night of the guitar greats in one amazing show! The Guitar ’Legends’ will mesmerise you with the greatest guitar hits of all time - from the early 50’s right up to the present day.
Princess Theatre and Art Centre, Princess Street, Burnham-on-Sea
Sat 2 Jun

More details - The Knicker Lady
Rosemary Hawthorne, THE KNICKER LADY, returns to Burnham-on-Sea with a new, intimate version of her well-loved and popular show.
Princess Theatre and Art Centre, Princess Street, Burnham-on-Sea
Fri 22 Jun

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