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Today to Thu 21 Jun, by distance, closest first.    

More details - Staddlestones - Open Garden for NGS
A beautiful setting for a cottage garden with colour themed borders, pleached limes and hidden gems, leading over chalk stream to shady area which has some unusual plants incl hardy orchids and arisaemas. Plenty of areas just to sit and enjoy the wildlife.
Staddlestones, Wimborne
Sun 27 May, Mon 28 May, Thu 21 Jun

More details - Mayfield - Open Garden for NGS
Town garden of approx ¼ acre. Front: formal hard landscaping planted with drought-resistant shrubs and perennials. Shaded area has wide variety of hostas. Back garden contrasts with a seductive series of garden rooms containing herbaceous perennial beds separated by winding grass paths and rustic arches.
Mayfield, Wimborne Minster
Sun 27 May, Wed 6 Jun, Wed 13 Jun

More details - Simon and Garfunkel: Through the Years
Simon and Garfunkel: Through the Years is the most authentic sounding concert which celebrates the unforgettable music of Simon Garfunkel. Made up of Dan Haynes Pete Richards, Bookends have toured the globe extensively with their concerts being described as simply breathtaking.
The Tivoli Theatre West Borough Wimborne Minster
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Houses of Parliament Day Trip
Fundraising trip to raise money for Mosaic (supporting bereaved children) and Macmillan. Departing from Allenview Car Park, Wimborne at 6.
Departing from Allenview Car Park, Wimborne
Tue 5 Jun

More details - DORSET ART WEEKS   ART SHOW  local artists WENDY JUMP AND JUDE TAYLOR
Locally based artists Wendy Jump and Jude Taylor are holding an art exhibition in Blackpug Books. Come along and enjoy browsing original art, prints and greetings cards, in this fascinating and quirky town house in the pretty market town of Wimborne Minster. Close to cafes, pubs and interesting shops.
Black pug Books, 24 Westborough, Wimborne
Sat 26 May to Sun 10 Jun

More details - Kingston Lacy - Kingston Lacy house tickets
A lavish family home built to resemble an Italian Palace. There’s plenty to see, from grand, beautifully detailed carvings, to intimate family souvenirs. Book your timed ticket for the house. Normal admission applies. Both members and non-members must have a timed house entry ticket.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Today to Mon 9 Jul

More details - Kingston Lacy - Kingston Lacy Health Cycle Rides
Every Thursday, In partnership with Moors Valley Country Park, come and join our fun, friendly and active free cycle rides from 9.30am (please arrive by 9.15am for a prompt start). These free, volunteer-led rides are a great chance to explore the local area and make new friends.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Today, Thu 31 May, Thu 7 Jun, Thu 14 Jun, Thu 21 Jun, Thu 28 Jun, Thu 5 Jul, Thu 12 Jul

More details - Kingston Lacy - Celebrating Summer this half-term
Children. Drop-in workshops offering a range of activities celebrating the arrival of summer. Booking Not Needed.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Sat 26 May to Sun 3 Jun

More details - Kingston Lacy - Guided estate walks
Enjoy the opportunity to experience Kingston Lacy park and estate on a range of beautiful estate walks throughout the year. Walks take place on the first Friday (excluding January) and 3rd Monday of each month (excluding December). Please see website for more details regarding dates, times and meeting points.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Fri 1 Jun, Mon 18 Jun, Fri 6 Jul, Mon 16 Jul

More details - Kingston Lacy - Guided walk: Badbury Rings and Tarrant Rushton
A walk filled with rich history and the opportunity to enjoy some areas of woodland not normally accessible. Distance: 7 miles, Time: approx. 3-4 hours. This is a walk that goes through woods not normally accessible and covers history from the Bronze Age, Iron Age, Romans and the Second World War.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Fri 1 Jun

More details - Kingston Lacy - Music afternoon with The FB Pocket Orchestra
This Father’s Day enjoy an afternoon on the south lawns whilst soaking up the tunes performed by The FB Pocket Orchestra. Sit back, relax, bring a picnic or enjoy a glass of Pimms. Pimms, cold drinks and a selection of cakes and ice creams will be available to purchase on the day from the south lawn.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Kingston Lacy - Out of hours guided walks
Enjoy the opportunity to experience Kingston Lacy park and estate, including some areas not normally accessible, before the grounds open to the public. The walks will be a gentle stroll of approximately 3 miles starting from the main Kingston Lacy car park. Finish in time for a coffee with the group in the caf.
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Minster
Mon 18 Jun, Mon 16 Jul

More details - Deans Court - Open Garden for NGS
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. First Soil Association accredited garden, within C18 serpentine walls.
Deans Court, Wimborne Minster
Tue 19 Jun

More details - Wimborne St Giles Fete
Wimborne St Giles Church Fete is a traditional Church fete, held right outside the Church on the green with lots of stalls, sideshows, teas, BBQ and games etc. Around 1000 visitors come from far and near every year for the events and live music. (wimbornestgiles.wordpress.com/church-fete/) for further details.
Wimborne St Giles Church Green, Wimborne St Giles, Dorset
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Bugs and Buds
Organised by the garden’s charity – the Knoll Gardens Foundation, Bugs and Buds is a Saturday morning monthly toddler club. Created to inspire a love of nature from a young age, the club encourages interaction with the garden’s many wildlife inhabitants as well as its trees and flowers.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Sat 26 May

More details - We value our volunteers
Free garden admission to anyone showing proof of volunteering status, in any capacity, in celebration of National Volunteers Week. Meet up with our own volunteers in the morning or simply relax as you enjoy a stroll around our naturalistic garden.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Fri 1 Jun

More details - Art Day at Knoll Gardens
In celebration of Dorset Art Weeks the Knoll Gardens Foundation welcomes artists to the garden to be inspired by the Knoll’s acclaimed naturalistic style.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Fri 8 Jun

More details - Sculpture in the Garden – stone carving workshop with Sarah Moore
Join sculptor and fine artist Sarah Moore in the garden at Knoll for this special one-day stone carving workshop. Working in local Bath stone you will learn basic stone relief carving skills as you create an original piece to take home. Booking essential as very limited numbers.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Fri 15 Jun

More details - Garden Wildlife Walk
Reconnect with nature on this special wildlife discovery walk in Knoll’s naturalistic garden. Suitable for adults and older children only, activities will be weather dependant but could include looking for nectaring insects on the flowering perennials, opening a moth trap to reveal the garden’s night time visitors,...
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Sat 16 Jun, Sat 4 Aug

More details - Designing in the Naturalistic Style
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, wildlife-friendly garden.
Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne
Thu 21 Jun, Thu 12 Jul

More details - Manor Farm, Hampreston - Open Garden for NGS
Traditional farmhouse garden designed and cared for by 3 generations of the Trehane family through over 100yrs of farming and gardening at Hampreston. Garden is noted for its herbaceous borders and rose beds within box and yew hedges. Mature shrubbery, water and bog garden. Open for hellebores and snowdrops in Feb.
Manor Farm, Hampreston, Wimborne
Wed 30 May

More details - New Orleans Heat
Monday 11th June; New Orleans Heat at the Bournemouth Bluebird Jazz Club, starting at 7:30 PM. The club meets at the Bluebirds Social Club in Longham, BH22 9DP (opposite Haskins garden centre) and features a large dance floor, plenty of free car parking and affordable drinks. £10 admission, £12 for visitors.
Bluebirds Social Club, 4 Ham Lane, Longham (opposite Haskins Garden Centre)
Mon 11 Jun

More details - Shapwick Country Fair
Shapwick Country Fair A great traditional country fair and a brilliant family afternoon out with lots of fun things to do including… ferret racing, coconut shy, fun dog show, tombola, skittles, kids races, Dorset Knob contests, nail in the bale, plants, produce, splat the rat, kids steam train rides, bar, Pimms, BBQ,
Shapwick Village Green, Stewards Lane, Shapwick, Dorset
Sun 27 May

More details - Stroke Awareness
A care home in Ferndown is inviting the local community to its free ‘Stroke Awareness’ event. On Thursday 24th, from 2pm-4.30pm, the Care UK team at Ferndown Manor on Golf Links Road will open its doors for a free event offering advice and guidance to all.
110 Golf Links Road Ferndown
Today

More details - Baby & Children’s Charity Nearly New Sale
Baby & children’s nearly new sale selling toys, books, clothes, equipment etc (ages 0-12). Raising funds for Poole Hospital charity SPRING. Admission £1 to include refreshments. Homemade cakes on sale too.
Broadstone Methodist Church, Lower Blandford Road, Broadstone
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Craft Fair
Join us at our local craft fairs and meet local Ladies and Gentlemen who spend their valuable time making some truly amazing pieces. Find that unique handmade item for your home, garden or gift for that special occasion.
Kinson Community Centre, Millhams Road, Bournemouth
Sat 26 May

More details - Encore Care Homes to host free dementia seminar during national Dement
As part of Dementia Action Week, Encore Care Homes is holding a free dementia awareness seminar at Great Oaks care home in Bournemouth, on Thursday, May 24 from 2.00-4.00pm.
Poole Lane, Kinson
Today

More details - Tarrant Gunville Church Fete
Village fete with Teas & Cakes, many stalls including bric-a-brac, cakes, produce, books, plants, Vintage & pre loved clothing,Raffle,Jewellery, Bottle tombola, Pimms , music & entertainment by : Stour Valley Band & Mr. Merlin & Okey Dokey the Dragon, side- shows including Coconut shy, Bowling, Welliechuck, etc.
Eastbury House, Tarrant Gunville
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Parkinson’s awareness event at Poole care home
The team at Care UK’s The Potteries, on York Road, are joining forces with Linda Whike, clinic director and consultant physiotherapist at BWT Physio, to offer helpful guidance and practical tips for improving the everyday lives of those affected by Parkinson’s.
The Potteries 187 York Road Broadstone Poole
Thu 14 Jun

More details - Living Spit: One Man & His Cow - A Play, A Pie and A Pint!
A man. A cow. A shed load of trouble. Trevor loves Judy. Judy loves Trevor. They’re best mates. Trouble is, Trevor’s family don’t approve. They think that Trevor should leave his prize cow alone and get on with looking after his farm.
Sixpenny Handley Village Hall Common Road Sixpenny Handley
Wed 6 Jun

More details - The Way We Wed, A Celebration of the Wedding Gown, Past to Present
An exhibition of wedding gowns, photographs and memorabilia from the early 1900s - many with a local connection. Over 30 gowns on display, plus ’Flower Festival’.
St, Mary’s Church, Tarrant Gunville, Blandford Forum, Dorset. .
Sat 26 May to Mon 28 May

More details - Magna Sinfonia Summer Concert - Homelands
Magna Sinfonia are delighted to announce their summer concert. Conductor Cayenna Ponchione will lead the orchestra though an exciting Homelands programme. The orchestra has an enviable reputation for delivering near-professional performance and their performances are always well received.
Parkstone Grammar School, Sopers Lane, Poole
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Wild Craft Sundays
Try your hand at stone painting - wildlife, scenery, flowers - whatever you can imagine. Use acrylic paint to create a lasting work of art. No need to book.
Kingfisher Barn, Stour Acres, Granby Road, Muscliff, Bournemouth
Sun 27 May, Sun 24 Jun

More details - Moth Evening
Join the Rangers for an exciting evening to find out all about the colourful and varied moths of the area. Booking essential.
Kingfisher Barn, Stour Acres, Granby Road, Muscliff, Bournemouth
Mon 28 May

More details - New Leaf Health Walks
Get into nature in 2018 and live a healthier life! These weekly walks will help you get active in nature. No need to book. For more information on health benefits call LiveWell Dorset on 0800 840 1628 and ask about Natural Choices.
Kingfisher Barn, Stour Acres, Granby Road, Muscliff, Bournemouth
Mon 28 May, Mon 4 Jun, Mon 11 Jun, Mon 18 Jun, Mon 25 Jun, Mon 2 Jul, Mon 9 Jul

More details - Nature Tots
Give your little ones a love of nature. Come along for a different activity each week. For ages 2 - 4. No need to book.
Kingfisher Barn, Stour Acres, Granby Road, Muscliff, Bournemouth
Tue 29 May, Tue 5 Jun, Tue 12 Jun, Tue 19 Jun, Tue 26 Jun, Tue 3 Jul, Tue 10 Jul

More details - Pond Dipping
Come to Kingfisher Barn and pick up a pond ID sheet and tray, then go for a dip. Take a look at the amazing creatures to be found in the wildlife pond, or why not check out the river! Lots of fun for all ages. Children must be supervised. No need to book.
Kingfisher Barn, Stour Acres, Granby Road, Muscliff, Bournemouth
Wed 30 May, Wed 6 Jun, Wed 13 Jun, Wed 20 Jun, Wed 27 Jun, Wed 4 Jul, Wed 11 Jul

More details - Butterfly Walk
Join the Rangers for a Stour walk to discover some of the species of butterflies to be found on the reserve. Booking essential
Kingfisher Barn, Stour Acres, Granby Road, Muscliff, Bournemouth
Mon 4 Jun

More details - Dragonflies and Damselflies
Learn to identify these colourful insects, which are common along the river and by the ponds on the reserve. No need to book.
Kingfisher Barn, Stour Acres, Granby Road, Muscliff, Bournemouth
Mon 11 Jun

More details - Moth Morning
Join the Rangers to learn the names of the colourful and varied moths caught overnight. No need to book.
Kingfisher Barn, Stour Acres, Granby Road, Muscliff, Bournemouth
Mon 18 Jun

More details - Ringwood Farmers’ Market
Monthly Farmers’ Market in Hampshire, offering locally produced, delicious food and drink.
The Furlong, Ringwood
Sat 26 May

More details - Ringwood Antiques & Decorative Arts Fair
A unique monthly Antiques & Decorative Arts market held on the 2nd Saturday of every month March to December with 26 stalls offering Antiques, Collectables, Vintage and Retro items including clothing and Vinyl records as well as some artists/makers.
The Gateway concourse, The Furlong, Ringwood
Sat 9 Jun, Sat 7 Jul

More details - Quiz & Curry Night
Quiz & Curry Night in support of the British Liver Trust (charity no.298858). Alternative food options available if booked in advance. Soft drinks, tea/coffee can be purchased on the night.
Trinity Centre Christchurch Road Ringwood
Fri 8 Jun

More details - Blandford Camera Club Annual Exhibition
Blandford Camera Club Annual exhibition is now in it’s 62nd year and there are over 300 images on display including colour and monochrome prints and digitally projected images.
Blandford Forum Corn Exchange
Sat 26 May and Sun 27 May

More details - Upton Little Treasures - Preloved, Nearly New Baby & Children`s Sale
Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm Full of great bargains for your little treasures. Goody bags for the first 40 customers. Great free prize draw and much more! For more information about this sale and the great fun we have please visit our website
Upton Community Centre, 2 Poole Road, Upton, Poole
Sat 9 Jun

More details - ABBA Tribute Night with Sensation ABBA Tribute Band
Widely considered to be one of the best ever Abba Tribute Acts, they play to packed theatres and festivals throughout Europe. A stunning stage show, which combines costume changes, lighting effects and a faithful reproduction of the Abba sound.
Royal British Legion Blandford Forum, Legion House, Church Lane, Blandford Forum
Sat 9 Jun

More details - LIT: Literature and Light
A collaboration exhibition between The Library, AUB and BA (Hons) Creative Writing. With the new BA (Hons) Creative Writing degree comes a new generation of writers. Collected in this exhibition are works that explore the theme of ‘light’ in all its myriad definitions and forms.
TheGallery, Art University Bournemouth, Wallisdown, Poole
Today to Sun 17 Jun

More details - Preparation for Higher Education Summer Show 2018
The Preparation for Higher Education Summer Show celebrates the achievements of our Foundation Diploma students, providing an exciting platform for them to showcase their final project work to the public. The Preparation for Higher Education Show is the first part of the Summer Shows for 2018.
TheGallery, Art University Bournemouth, Wallisdown, Poole
Today to Sat 26 May

More details - BA Summer Shows 2018
It’s that time of year again when our campus transforms into the biggest gallery in the South-West for BA Summer Show season. Our hardworking graduates have been producing some truly innovative work, the results of which will be debuted at this year’s exhibitions across campus.
TheGallery, Art University Bournemouth, Wallisdown, Poole
Fri 8 Jun to Fri 15 Jun

More details - Bisterne Manor - Open Garden for NGS
Glorious rhododendrons and azaleas form a backdrop for our C19 garden first opened in the 1930s for the fledgling NGS, now under restoration. The C16 manor house (not open) overlooks a grand parterre with box hedges and lavender.
Bisterne Manor, Ringwood
Wed 30 May

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