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Today to Fri 18 May, by distance, closest first.    

More details - "Miss Mayne's Party" Country Dance, April 28th, Bridport
Bridport Folk Dance Club’s traditional Annual Dance with "The Chris Toyne Big Band" and caller Aileen Wills. All welcome, no experience or partner required and all dances will be talked and walked through and called throughout.
St Mary’s Church House Hall
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Braddocks - Open Garden for NGS
3 acres of plant-packed sloping gardens, conceived, planted and looked after by owner. ’A feast of a garden at all times of the year’. Wild flower meadows and water. Herbaceous, underplanted shrubs and roses of all types and hues. Shady woodland garden and fine mature specimen trees.
Braddocks, Bridport
Tue 8 May, Tue 12 Jun

More details - Harcombe House - Open Garden for NGS
Landscaped into the hillside 500ft above the Char Valley with spectacular views across Charmouth and Lyme Bay, the ¾ acre garden, maintained by the owners, is laid out as a series of gravel paths and terraces connected by steps.
Harcombe House, Bridport
Sat 12 May and Sun 13 May

More details - The Old Rectory, Litton Cheney - Open Garden for NGS
Steep paths lead to beguiling 4 acres of natural woodland with many springs, streams, 2 pools one a natural swimming pool planted with native plants. Front garden with pleached crabtree border, topiary and soft planting incl tulips, peonies, roses and verbascums.
The Old Rectory, Litton Cheney, Dorchester
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Art at Charmouth Library Jan to Mar 2018
Three Charmouth Artists - Geoff Townson, Karen Loader, Annie Clough Paintings and prints - almost all for sale
The Street, Charmouth
Today to Sun 29 Apr

More details - Bring & Buy Plant Sale in aid of The Dorset Gardens' Trust with RNLI stalls
Annuals, shrubs, perennials and herbs for sale; split that large clump of asters/geraniums and bring a bit to sell! Tombola and a cake stall in aid of the RNLI
Baglake Farm, Litton Cheney
Tue 8 May

More details - Horn Park - Open Garden for NGS
Large, plantsmans garden with magnificent view to sea. Many rare and mature plants and shrubs in terraced, herbaceous, rock and water gardens. Woodland garden and walks in bluebell woods. Good autumn colouring. Wild flower meadow with 164 varieties incl orchids.
Horn Park, Beaminster
Wed 25 Apr, Wed 20 Jun

More details - Lyme Regis Carnival May Fete
Music from B Sharp, Opening by the Mayor, Long Sword Dancing, Uplyme Morris Dancing, Taekwondo Display, Lyme Regis Majorettes, Falconry Display, 55+ Fantastic Stalls, Hot Food, Ice-Cream, Fresh Coffee, Homemade Cakes, Refreshments, BOUNCY CASTLE, Glitter Tattoos, Face Painting, Fete Games, Activities, Raffle,
Anning Road Recreation Ground, Anning Road, Lyme Regis
Sun 13 May

More details - Fossil Fest
Polishing on sea front on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th: Fossils are provided, range in price - pocket money prices Find us on the marine parade in the shelters Activity lasts 25 minutes - drop in session, no need to book
Bridge Street, Lyme Regis Dorset
Sat 5 May and Sun 6 May

More details - Art session with Darell Wakelam
Darrell Wakelam will be running a drop-in craft session in the museum.
Bridge Street, Lyme Regis Dorset
Sat 5 May

More details - Mary Anning and the scientists
Emerald Ant will be acting Mary Anning and the scientists in the museum.
Bridge Street, Lyme Regis Dorset
Sun 6 May

More details - Museum at night
Story telling with Lizzie Bryant Face-painting with Lianne Costin and Ellen Austin Dinosaur crafts with Alison Bowskill Free hot drink from Dottie Kitchen
Bridge Street, Lyme Regis Dorset
Fri 18 May

More details - Little Cliff - Open Garden for NGS
S-facing seaward, Little Cliff looks out over spectacular views of Lyme Bay. Spacious garden sloping down hillside through series of garden rooms where visual treats unfold. Vibrant herbaceous borders incl hot garden and bog garden intermingled with mature specimen trees, shrubs and wall climbers.
Little Cliff, Lyme Regis
Thu 3 May, Sun 6 May, Thu 7 Jun, Sun 10 Jun

More details - Wolverhollow - Open Garden for NGS
Over 1 acre of informal mature garden on different levels. Lawns lead past borders and rockeries down to a shady lower garden. Numerous paths take you past a variety of uncommon shrubs and plants. A managed meadow has an abundance of primulas growing close to stream. A garden not to be missed!
Wolverhollow, Monkton Wyld
Sun 13 May and Mon 14 May

More details - Broomhill - Open Garden for NGS
Once a farmyard now a delightful, tranquil garden set in 1½ acres. Island beds and borders are planted with shrubs, roses, masses of unusual perennials and choice annuals to give vibrancy and colour into the autumn.
Broomhill, Dorchester
Sun 22 Apr

More details - Wayford Manor - Open Garden for NGS
The mainly Elizabethan manor (not open) mentioned in C17 for its ’fair and pleasant’ garden was redesigned by Harold Peto in 1902. Formal terraces with yew hedges and topiary have fine views over W Dorset.
Wayford Manor, Crewkerne
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Coffee Morning and Plant Sale
Coffee Morning - enjoy coffee (and top ups) and a piece of home made cake - large selection There will also be a Home Bake Stall, general sales table, raffle and plants (outside). Please join us for a convivial morning and to raise funds for our village church, St Leonard’s. Everybody welcome.
Misterton W.I. Hall
Sat 21 Apr

More details - Justin Daish at Henhayes
Amazing Singer/Guitarist Extrordinaire makes a welcome return to the Henhayes Centre. Supper and Concert £18, Concert Only £10. Supper served at 6.30, concert 7.30. Come and enjoy this extremely talented singer and musician...on his last visit he had them dancing in the aisles! Music for all tastes....
The Henhayes Community Centre South Street Car Park Crewkerne Tel. 01460 74340
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Garden Open at Musbury Barton, Axminster for Send a Cow
The garden at Musbury Barton, near Axminster, EX13 8BB will be open in aid of Send a Cow to help us celebrate our 30th Anniversary (www.sendacow.org). The garden was started in 1947 and has been developed ever since. Trees and shrubs are well established - some of them rare and unusual.
Musbury Barton, Axminster Devon
Sat 12 May and Sun 13 May

More details - Cash bingo
Cash bingo every second and 4 th Wednesday of the month , 4 pm afternoon start , all non residents welcome too . All for local charities starting with light up Axminster .
Stewart Court community room millwey rise axminster
Wed 9 May, Wed 23 May

More details - Cash bingo
Cash bingo in aid of The Axminster New Youth Club raffle tea coffee and a flyer .all welcome eyes down 7-30 doors open 6-30 pm
Tigers way football club Axminster
Sun 13 May

More details - Dicot - Open Garden for NGS
Secret garden hidden in East Devon valley. 3 acres of unusual and exotic plants - some rare. Rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias in profusion. Meandering stream, fish pool, Japanese style garden and interesting vegetable garden with fruit cage, tunnel and greenhouses. Surprises round every corner.
Dicot, Chardstock
Sat 5 May to Mon 7 May

More details - Africa Night 2
Our Africa Nights are African-themed events which fund raise for local charity Prodigal Bikes. Prodigal bikes sends refurbished mountain bikes to rural Africa to help people there gain access to education, employment and trade.
Merriott Village Hall
Sat 21 Apr

More details - Evening of Mediumship with Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt - Colyton
Evening of Mediumship with Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt is a Spiritualist Medium who is currently touring the UK with Psychic / Mediumship Evenings.
Colyford Memorial Hall Swanhill Road, Colyton
Wed 2 May

More details - Birds and dinosaurs talk
Are birds really related to Dinosaurs? A fascinating and knowledgeable talk by Donald Campbell, local naturalist and Ambassador to the Jurassic Coast. Learn about how birds have evolved from Dinosaurs as part of Dippy on Tour. Booking required, free.
Reed Base at Seaton Wetlands, Colyford to Seaton Road, Seaton
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Birds and Dinosaurs at Seaton Wetlands
Dinosaur and bird themed activities Join expert guides for What’s that bird? in the hides and learn to identify birds in view, with our binoculars available to borrow: 10am to 12noon, Island Hide 12noon to 2pm, Tower Hide See a replica of the skull of Dippy the Diplodocus dinosaur fossil from the...
Seaton Wetlands, Colyford to Seaton Road, Seaton
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Outdoor Meditation
Learn to meditate outdoors Join local instructor, Katherine Bolton in the peaceful wildlife garden at Seaton Wetlands for an evening of mindfulness and meditation. Learn basic meditation skills and take home some quick-fix tips for handling stressful or busy times.
Seaton Wetlands, Colyford to Seaton Road, Seaton
Wed 2 May

More details - What's that bird?
Whatever your experience come along and improve your bird identification skills An informal drop-in session to improve your bird identification skills. Whatever your level of knowledge come along and enjoy an afternoons birdwatching with the help of a knowledgeable and experienced volunteer guide.
Tower Hide at Seaton Wetlands, Colyford to Seaton Road, Seaton
Sun 6 May

More details - Canoe safari
Explore the wildlife of the river Axe by canoe Enjoy a guided trip down the river Axe discovering the area’s wonderful wildlife from the river! Led by qualified instructors from the Axe Vale Canoe Club with wildlife commentary from the Countryside Rangers.
Seaton Wetlands, Colyford to Seaton Road, Seaton
Mon 14 May

More details - The Secret Garden - Open Garden for NGS
Ongoing reclamation of neglected woodland garden. Mature trees, bamboo, rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias, camellias, other choice shrubs with stream on all sides crossed by bridges, and in spring a growing collection of loderi hybrids. New plantings of viburnums. Stout shoes recommended for woodland garden.
The Secret Garden, Dorchester
Sat 5 May and Sun 6 May

More details - Frankham Farm - Open Garden for NGS
3½ acre garden, created since 1960 by the late Jo Earle for yr-round interest. This large and lovely garden is filled with a wide variety of well grown plants, roses, unusual labelled shrubs and trees from around the world. Productive vegetable garden. Climbers cover the walls.
Frankham Farm, Sherborne
Sun 22 Apr

More details - Q - Open Garden for NGS
Q is essentially all things to all men, a modern cottage town garden with many facets, jam packed with bulbs, shrubs, trees, climbers and herbaceous plants. Gazebo, statutes, water, bonsai and topiary.
Q, Dorchester
Sun 22 Apr

More details - Q - Open Garden for NGS
Q is essentially all things to all men, a modern cottage town garden with many facets, jam packed with bulbs, shrubs, trees, climbers and herbaceous plants. Gazebo, statutes, water, bonsai and topiary.
Q, Dorchester
Sun 13 May

More details - The Stomping Ivories (dueling pianos)
All the way from Australia for one night only!! The Stomping Ivories are a ’dueling pianos’ act from Australia covering a range of music from Mozart to Metallica. Bring your song requests along; there is nothing these three Sydney boys won’t attempt to play!
East Coker Village Hall Halves Lane East Coker
Fri 4 May

More details - Clouds Hill - 1918: the road to Damascus
The travels and exploits of T E Lawrence in Arabia during 1918, month by month, are explored in a series of leaflets; each month a new one will be issued and given to visitors on arrival at Clouds Hill. Booking Not Needed.
Clouds Hill
Today to Sun 29 Apr

More details - Brownsea Island - Eco Adventure Camping 2018
Continued into 2018, new public camping option for the experienced camper and people who love nature and the great outdoors. Campers are even welcome to kayak/sail/paddle across from the mainland straight to South Shore. Booking is essential. Booking Essential. Phone: 01202 492161. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Brownsea Island
Today to Fri 15 Jun

More details - Max Gate - Tuneful Stories
Tim Laycock brings Hardy’s home to life with music and stories. There will be three performances, each lasting approximately 25 minutes, between 1pm and 4pm. The performances will take place in the Drawing Room. Seating is limited and as there is no booking it will be on a first come first served basis.
Max Gate
Sat 21 Apr, Wed 9 May

More details - Brownsea Island - Birdsong Morning Walk
An early morning wildlife experience. Come and experience the island at its most peaceful. This is your opportunity to take a boat over to the island long before the public arrive. A member of the ranger team will talk you through the sights and sounds of wildlife in this natural habitat.
Brownsea Island
Sat 28 Apr, Sat 5 May

More details - Clouds Hill - 1918: the road to Damascus
The travels and exploits of T E Lawrence in Arabia during 1918, month by month, are explored in a series of leaflets; each month a new one will be issued and given to visitors on arrival at Clouds Hill. Booking Not Needed.
Clouds Hill
Mon 30 Apr to Thu 28 Jun

More details - Brownsea Island - WW1 Guided Walk
A free guided walk that explores Brownsea’s WW1 connections in this special centenary year. Take a tour around the island and discover it’s significance during WW1 with one of our expert volunteers. Booking Essential. Phone: 0344 249 1895.
Brownsea Island
Fri 4 May

More details - Golden Cap - Orchid discovery walk
Come along and discover the amazing orchids in our meadows. Help our volunteer ecologist survey orchids on this guided walk from Stonebrrow. A chance to discover the beautiful orchids on the Golden Cap Estate and learn how we care for them.
Golden Cap
Mon 7 May

More details - Brownsea Island - Shoreline ramble
Join one of our experienced rangers and discover more about the creatures that make the Brownsea shoreline their home. Booking Essential. Phone: 01202707744.
Brownsea Island
Fri 11 May

More details - Max Gate - Tea with Mr Hardy and Marie Stopes
Mr Hardy invites you to take tea with him in his garden along with special guest Marie Stopes and a short performance from the Hardy Players. Suggested donation to the New Hardy Players for the tea of adult 3, child 2. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Max Gate
Thu 17 May and Fri 18 May

More details - Seavington Spring Quiz Night
A fun quiz night in aid of improvements to the Seavington Community Shop and Cafe. Teams of 6 or join others on the night. Bar from 7pm. Delicious supper included in ticket price. All welcome.
Seavington Millennium Hall, Water Street, Seavington St Mary
Fri 27 Apr

More details - The Flax Barn - Open Garden for NGS
A modern masterpiece hosting herbaceous perennials, ornamental grasses, spring bulbs, crocus lawn, assortments of alliums and agapanthus and much more! Wend your way past a pond, sculptures, shrubs, circular lawns and then take a breath, maybe even a cup of tea, in an opulent rotating orb.
The Flax Barn, Norton Sub Hamdon
Sun 6 May

More details - Ferne Animal Sanctuary Spring Craft Fair
With an interesting array of fantastic craft stalls, as well as free parking, celebrate Spring arriving in the beautiful surroundings of Ferne, so come and join us!
Ferne Animal Sanctuary, Wambrook, Nr Chard
Sat 28 Apr and Sun 29 Apr

More details - St Margarets Hospice Yeovil Summer Fete
A Fun day for the whole family held in the gardens of St Margaret’s Hospice. there is everything from craft stalls to dog shows, a vintage tea rooms, bar and BBQ as wells as games and activities for the whole family.
St Margarets Hospice Little Tarrat Lane Yeovil
Sat 12 May

More details - Montacute House - 'Elizabeth of Bohemia: the Winter Queen'
New for the Long Gallery 2018 open season. for 2018 the National Portrait Gallery’s special exhibition will be ’Elizabeth of Bohemia : the Winter Queen’ and will feature contemporary portraits of this fascinating woman and those connected to her. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Montacute House, Montacute
Today to Thu 3 May

More details - Montacute House - Levels' Best Craft & Farmers' Markets
All your local food and crafts at one quality market. Held in the old stables, this ever popular and award winning ’best in Somerset’ market is a must for those who like top quality local produce and crafts. Booking Not Needed. Dogs on leads welcome.
Montacute House, Montacute
Sat 28 Apr, Sat 19 May

More details - Montacute House - 'Elizabeth of Bohemia: the Winter Queen'
New for the Long Gallery 2018 open season. for 2018 the National Portrait Gallery’s special exhibition will be ’Elizabeth of Bohemia : the Winter Queen’ and will feature contemporary portraits of this fascinating woman and those connected to her. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Montacute House, Montacute
Fri 4 May to Thu 31 May