What to do this weekend: April 11

April 12-30 ‘The Observant Eye’, The Jerram Gallery, Sherborne, Dorset. Works focusing on rural life from Bridget Lansley and Fiona Millais (01935 815261; www.jerramgallery.com)

April 10 Spring Decoration Workshop, Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire. Create a seasonal wreath from burlap, greenery and spring flowers. £25, including materials and refreshments (01629 810912; www.haddonhall.co.uk)

April 11-13 RHS Flower Show Cardiff, Bute Park, Cardiff Castle, Cardiff. Featuring spring blooms and plenty of inspiring displays, plus trade stands. Public tickets £8.50 (www.rhs.org.uk)

April 12 Marlborough Spring Fair, Marlborough College, Wiltshire. More than 65 stands selling garden furniture, conservatory accessories, seasonal produce, beachwear and more. 10am-4pm, supporting Cancer Research UK (www.marlboroughcancerresearch.org)

April 12 Kimblewick at Kingston Blount, Oxfordshire. Plus West Somerset Vale at Cothelstone and Bedale at Hornby Castle, Yorkshire. Check for weather conditions on Talking Point 09068 446061 or at www.pointtopoint.co.uk

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Day out
April 13 Spring Walk, Weston Park, Weston-under-Lizard, Shropshire. Join head gardener Martin Gee for a guided walk around Capability Brown’s historic parkland. 10.30am, tickets £5.50 or £3.50 for children. Dogs on leads welcome (01952 852100; www.weston-park.com)

What to book this weekend
June 6-8 English Vineyard Walk of the South Downs with Arblaster & Clarke.

Tour a selection of award-winning wineries on foot. £635 per person,

including accommodation and some meals (01730 263111;


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