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Knoll Gardens launches 2020 event programme

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February 18, 2020

Getting back to nature is great for the kids and I have Eliza as a keen flower researcher and Sebastian a bug hunter.

East Dorset’s Knoll Gardens has just released its 2020 event programme. The full programme features over 70 garden-based activities ranging from willow weaving to photography, and horticultural masterclasses to wildlife walks.

Last year, we took part in the Every Creature Counts Wildlife Survey which Sebby adored, especially as he was joined by bee expert who not only told us some fascinating facts about bees, but also managed catch a couple too and this years is on Tuesday 4 August 10am – 3pm.

Regular events include the Knoll Gardens’ monthly Saturday morning Bugs and Buds toddler club aims to inspire a love of nature from a young age. Organised by the garden’s charity, the Knoll Gardens Foundation, club dates are Saturdays 28 March, 25 April, 30 May, 27 June, 25 July, 29 Aug, 26 Sept, 31 Oct, 28 Nov and 12 Dec. 10.30am – noon, £5 per session.


Running from March through to November, all events are bookable now on the Knoll Gardens website at

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    February 20, 2020

    It looks like there’s going to be a summer full of events at Knoll Gardens. It’s so inexpensive to take your child to the garden club where he can learn so much about the nature surrounding us.

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    Sarah Bailey

    February 20, 2020

    It sounds like they have such an amazing event programme to come this year. What some fun things to do as well, I would have loved the wildlife survey once upon a time. I did some for my V Award.

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    February 20, 2020

    What a wonderful schedule of events for the whole family.

    I am sure you will all have a great time, sounds like lots of fun to be had x

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    February 20, 2020

    These look like they will make some lovely family days out, and are great ideas for people holidaying in Dorset. Reminds me I really need to see what our local gardens have on this year x

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    Samantha Donnelly

    February 21, 2020

    This sounds such a great schedule of events, my Daughter would have loved this when she was little. We used to do something similar at a local National Trust place and she had many great days there

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    Bella at Dear Mummy Blog

    February 21, 2020

    We always see signs for Knoll Gardens, but have never visited! Looks like a great schedule of activities planned for 2020

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    Sarah Howe

    February 21, 2020

    I bet this is heaven for the keen gardeners and those who like getting outdoors for activities. It’s making me all excited for the warmer weather too!

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    Janet Robertson-Peverley

    February 21, 2020

    What a wonderful place with wonderful events. Perfect for learning and experiencing. My son loves places like this, as does my Mum. Always a nice family day out.

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    February 21, 2020

    Knoll Gardens seems like a lovely place to visit with a variety of family-friendly events. Such a great place to keep in mind!

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    Rhian Westbury

    February 21, 2020

    Such a nice idea to encourage people to get outside and be in nature a bit more, which I’m sure too many of us don’t do enough x

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    February 22, 2020

    I love going to garden events, beautiful places to walk around and encourage the children to get creative outdoors

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    Pati Robins

    February 22, 2020

    i actually love events like this as thhe little ones can learn a lot more about nature and how to care for it , not to maktion how to grow plants

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    February 22, 2020

    When I was a kid I used to love going to these type of things. I cant wait for my kids to be just that little bit older so we can do fun family days out like this! Caitylis x x

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    Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too

    February 23, 2020

    It’s so lovely to see places actively encouraging children to get involved with nature and hosting a range of activities for them.

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    Jess Howliston

    February 23, 2020

    This sounds lovely! My kids love being outdoors and learning all about nature so I think this is something we would really enjoy as a family! x

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    Melanie williams

    February 29, 2020

    I love this. It is a great thing to encourage kids to get in the outdoors and learn and enjoy nature xx

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