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Upcoming Events

Wednesday 15 August 2018

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Let local expert Chris Tripp guide you through our rich archaeology.


Friday 31 August 2018 - Sunday 2 September 2018


Create your own plant-inspired repeat patterns and design before printing a length by hand. Led by Hugh Dunford Wood. 


Tuesday 4 September 2018 - Thursday 6 September 2018


Enjoy visits to some of Dorset’s best gardens, large and small; learn from demonstrations and design sessions and take your inspiration home. Led by Briony Baxter. 


Friday 7 September 2018 - Sunday 9 September 2018

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Discover the techniques for capturing the incredible night sky, including composition and post production. Led by Stephen Banks, aka @Dorsetscouser.


Friday 14 September 2018 - Sunday 16 September 2018


Uncover the hidden stories of the ecology, geology and wildlife of DWT’s Kingcombe Meadows and Powerstock Common. Led by Bryan Edwards.


Tuesday 18 September 2018 - Wednesday 19 September 2018

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Learn about the benefits, challenges and management techniques of using animals to improve a variety of wildlife habitats across Dorset. Led by DWT's Emily Newton and Ashlea Kirk. 


Wednesday 26 September 2018


Explore the wonderful variety of texture, form and pattern of fruit and vegetables in this one-day botanical drawing workshop led by Penny Brown. 


Friday 28 September 2018


Celebrate autumn on a unique evening of fine food, folklore and spellbinding stories to delight the senses and tickle the imagination, with Martin Maudsley. 


Sunday 7 October 2018

Fungi are essential to life on earth as the primary degraders and they have a fascinating biology.  Kingcombe and Powerstock are some of the best places in England to find fungi with a list of over 500 species, many of them rare, all of them beautiful. 

Sunday 21 October 2018

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Join DWT's Sam Hamer for an early morning walk to witness the autumn deer rut on Powerstock Common, before a full breakfast back at the Centre.