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Vida Guitar Quartet online concert

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“Exquisite tonal and dynamic control, super-tight ensemble and unerring musical instinct. Gramophone records The Vida Quartet’s eclectic repertoire ranges from Bach to Britten, Gershwin to...
Virtual Event
Today to Mon 24 May
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Jola Spytkowska - Ceramic Creatures

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We asked Jola a bit about herself and being the featured guest artist at Shoreham Art Gallery during May.
Shoreham Art Gallery 27 Brunswick Rd Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5WA
Today to Mon 31 May

VE Day Virtual 10K

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Honour all our armed forces personnel, past and present, by taking part in our VE Day 10k virtual running event.
Virtual Event
Sat 8 May

Holly House - Open Garden for NGS

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An acre of English garden providing views and cameos of plants and trees round every corner with many different areas giving constant interest.
Holly House, Haywards Heath RH17 7LF
Sat 8 May, Sun 9 May, Fri 11 Jun

Forest Ridge - Open Garden for NGS

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A charming 4½ acre Victorian garden with far-reaching views, boasting the oldest Atlantic Cedar in Sussex.
Forest Ridge, Balcombe RH17 6QZ
Sat 8 May and Sun 9 May

Cookscroft - Open Garden for NGS

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A garden for all seasons which delights the visitor. Started in 1988, it features cottage, woodland and Japanese style gardens, water features and borders of perennials with a particular emphasis on...
Cookscroft, Chichester PO20 7JG
Sat 8 May, Wed 19 May

Hammerwood House - Open Garden for NGS

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Large s-facing garden with lots of mature shrubs incl camellias, rhododendrons and azaleas. An arboretum with a variety of flowering and fruit trees.
Hammerwood House, Midhurst GU29 0PF
Sun 9 May

Champs Hill - Open Garden for NGS

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A natural landscape, the garden has been developed around three disused sand quarries, with far-reaching views across the Amberley Wildbrooks to the South Downs.
Champs Hill, Pulborough RH20 1LY
Sun 9 May

Manor of Dean - Open Garden for NGS

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Approx 3 acres of traditional English garden with extensive views of the South Downs. Herbaceous borders, early spring bulbs, bluebell woodland walk, walled kitchen garden with fruit, vegetables and...
Manor of Dean, Petworth GU28 9AP
Tue 11 May

Peelers Retreat - Open Garden for NGS

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Stunning garden and gift shop with imaginative woodland sculptures and a flare for the unusual. This inspirational space is a delight in which to sit and relax, enjoying delicious teas.
Peelers Retreat, Arundel BN18 9EX
Tue 11 May

The Walled Garden at Tilgate Park - Open Garden for NGS

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There is much more to know about the award-winning Tilgate Park than is realised on a family visit. Why not join a tour with Park Manager, Nick Hagon to discover more about this special...
The Walled Garden at Tilgate Park, Crawley RH10 5PQ
Wed 12 May and Thu 13 May

3 Whitemans Close - Open Garden for NGS

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Maturing nicely this young garden is packed with many special delights, a treat for plants people. The sections of front garden incl a scree garden with huge grasses, trees and shrubs, plus a rockery...
3 Whitemans Close, Haywards Heath RH17 5DE
Thu 13 May, Thu 10 Jun

Harlands Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

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We are thrilled to announce a new and additional garden into our trail. Our eclectic mix of town gardens continue to inspire and delight our visitors.
Harlands Gardens, Haywards Heath RH16 1PH
Sat 15 May and Sun 16 May

Legsheath Farm - Open Garden for NGS

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Legsheath was first mentioned in Duchy of Lancaster records in 1545. It was associated with the role of Master of the Ashdown Forest.
Legsheath Farm, nr Forest Row RH19 4JN
Sun 16 May

28 Larkspur Way - Open Garden for NGS

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Created for a new build this small garden is packed with big ideas for those looking for inspiration. A small front garden with pond, Mediterranean area and well stocked border.
28 Larkspur Way, Horsham RH13 9GR
Sun 16 May, Sun 20 Jun

Bignor Park - Open Garden for NGS

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11 acres of peaceful garden to explore with magnificent views of the South Downs. Interesting trees, shrubs, wildflower areas, with swathes of daffodils in spring.
Bignor Park, Pulborough RH20 1HG
Tue 18 May, Tue 29 Jun

Balcombe Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

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Within the Balcombe AONB there are three quite different gardens that are full of variety and interest, which will appeal to plant lovers.
Balcombe Gardens, Balcombe RH17 6JJ
Wed 19 May, Sat 19 Jun

Taking a Line for a Walk: John Vernon Lord and Friends

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Visit the beautiful village of Ditchling this summer and enjoy the work of one of the country’s most celebrated illustrators John Vernon Lord, alongside work for children by his students and
Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft Lodge Hill Lane Ditchling BN6 8SP
Thu 20 May

2 Quarry Cottages - Open Garden for NGS

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Peaceful little garden that has evolved over 50 yrs by present owners. A natural sandstone outcrop hangs over an ornamental pond; mixed borders of perennials and shrubs with specimen trees.
2 Quarry Cottages, East Grinstead RH19 3TQ
Fri 21 May and Sat 22 May

54 Elmleigh - Open Garden for NGS

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acre property with terraced front garden, leading to a heavily planted rear garden with majestic 100 yr old Black Pines.
54 Elmleigh, Midhurst GU29 9HA
Sat 22 May and Sun 23 May

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