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Springwatch presenters Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan join National Trust ranger Simon Nicholas. at Sherborne Park

Springwatch at Sherborne Park

This year BBC Springwatch will be based at the Sherborne Park Estate for three weeks of live broadcasts, including Springwatch Unsprung.

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Volunteer talking to visitors at Mottisfont, Hampshire

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Dyrham Park

Perennial passions: summer garden tour

Fri 23 Jun 2017
Join a garden guide for a free guided walk around the garden this summer.
Dyrham Park

Summer wild flower walks

Fri 23 Jun 2017
The limestone wild flower meadow is looking beautiful. Have you ever wanted to learn to identify wild flowers native to the British countryside?
Dyrham Park

Mr Blathwayt builds a garden: A historical garden walk

Fri 23 Jun 2017
Join a garden guide for a free tour about how William Blathwayt built his beautiful gardens here at Dyrham Park.
Chastleton House

Jacques Family Croquet Weekend

Sat 24 Jun 2017
Jacques of London return to host a weekend of garden games for all the family.
Dyrham Park

Mr Blathwayt's best garden - a historical garden walk

Sat 24 Jun 2017
Do you want to delve a little deeper into the history of Dyrham's original 17th century garden? Then this is the walk for you.
Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate

Guided walks in the Bridgeman landscape

Sun 25 Jun 2017
Volunteers will lead a guided walk through the historic Charles Bridgeman designed landscape at Lodge Park.
Children playing in the Bide Brook and a dog walker in the village Lacock in Wiltshire

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Bath & Bristol

Magnificent houses, peaceful gardens, wooded trails and little-known treasures. See what the area around Bath and Bristol has to offer.


World-famous gardens, villages and ancient landscapes, and some lesser-known gems can all be found in Wiltshire


Historic gardens, houses and ancient sites amongst a patchwork of commons, woods and valleys. See what the Cotswolds have to offer.