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Saturday 17 June 2.30pm ‘Herbs and Healing’ Talk

Saturday 17 June 2.30pm ‘Herbs and Healing’ Talk

 Medical herbalist, Julie Wood, leads a fascinating walk and talk around Shaftesbury Abbey’s extensive herb garden. Come and learn what plants were used in the past – and are still used today – to heal and to uplift or calm the spirits. Julie will be giving two talks in the afternoon at 2.30 and 3.30pm. Normal […]

Friday 23 June Open Air Theatre ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’

Friday 23 June Open Air Theatre ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’

The Festival Players, an all-male professional touring company, return to the gardens of Shaftesbury Abbey with a performance of Shakespeare’s comedy ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’. Performance starts at 7.30pm. Please bring a rug or low backed chair and picnics from 6.30pm onwards. Tickets £15 adults, £13 FoSA, £10 children from the Abbey 01747 852910 and […]

Saturday 1 July Shaftesbury Fringe Festival

Sunday 2 July Gold Hill Fair

Sunday 2 July Gold Hill Fair

Shaftesbury Abbey hosts the town’s musical festival from 12pm to 4pm. A varied programme of wonderful music and teas and cakes for sale. FREE ENTRY ALL DAY

Sunday 13 August 2-5pm Shaftesbury Silver Band

Music from the town’s Silver Band in the gardens of the Abbey. Performances between 2 and 5pm with refreshment breaks.

Some thoughts from a volunteer gardener at Shaftesbury Abbey

Some thoughts from a volunteer gardener at Shaftesbury Abbey

It was after my wife and I moved into a town house in Shaftesbury from a neighbouring village that I found myself without a garden and so time on my hands!  Having decided that retiring was more than cutting grass and worrying about watering when away on holiday, the Abbey Gardens seemed the ideal location […]

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