BRICKOSAURS at Marwell Zoo

Marwell Zoo will become the first attraction in the world to host a collection of giant LEGO® brick dinosaurs. BRICKOSAURS, a prehistoric experience featuring a total of 50 life-sized sculptures built with LEGO bricks, is coming to the zoo in 2019. The interactive expedition created with more than two million bricks is sure to excite […]



SEE Southampton tour guides shortlisted for Tourism Awards

The enterprising work of SEE Southampton has been recognised by a tourism body, who have shortlisted the organisations ‘Vaults and Vino’ guided walk and wine tasting event for a prestigious tourism award. ‘The Beautiful South’ Awards for Excellence winners are announced at The Grand Hotel Brighton on the evening of 5 December, with SEE Southampton […]



The Mary Rose Anniversary Lectures

The one day event will take place at the Portland Building at the University of Portsmouth on Saturday 13 October and is open to everyone. 2018 speakers include: Dr Sean Cunningham – Head of Medieval Records at The National Archives Lauren Mackay – Tudor historian and author of Among The Wolves of Court: The Untold […]



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UK’s first vegan garden festival to be held at Hampshire nursery

A multi award-winning garden designer, leading horticultural journalist and top plantsmen will be taking part in the UK’s first Vegan Garden Festival at Hook’s Hortus Loci nursery next month. With practical tips on growing and cooking vegan food, the free-to-attend event is aimed at people interested in switching to a plant-only diet, as well as […]



Tickets going fast for Winchester’s free heritage festival

The volunteer festival organisers have been delighted by the incredible response in the lead up to this year’s Winchester Heritage Open Days festival. Eleven events are fully booked, and others are almost fully booked! Local residents and visitors who have not yet had a chance to book still have plenty of events to choose from […]



Ricky Collard makes BTCC debut

Ricky Collard will make his Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship debut at Rockingham (11/12 August) as he substitutes for his dad Rob at Team BMW. He will also race at Knockhill (25/26 August). Rob was involved in high-speed incidents during Races One and Two at Snetterton in July; the second of which meant that […]



Wildlife Weekend with Martin Hughes-Games

28 and 29 July 2018, at the Hawk Conservancy Trust. Coming up during the summer holidays of 2018 is a special weekend event with wildlife TV presenter and naturalist Martin Hughes-Games. Martin is one of the UK’s most popular and respected naturalists and zoologists, best known as one of the presenters of the BBC’s successful live […]



Own a part of BBC Countryfile history

Bag a part of BBC TV history when thousands of plants from Countryfile’s 30th anniversary celebratory show garden from RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show go on sale at Hook’s Hortus Loci nursery. The wildlife garden, by celebrity designer and TV presenter Ann-Marie Powell, was one of the highlights of last week’s RHS show and […]



BBC TV stars help Hampshire designer officially open her RHS Hampton show garden

‘Rias de Galicia: A Garden at the End of the Earth’ Hampshire designer Rose McMonigall was helped by members of BBC’s Pilgrimage: The Road to Santiago cast, Neil Morrissey, Raphael Rowe and Reverend Kate Bottley to officially open her silver medal-winning show garden at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Following the success of the […]