Over the past three years, the project has brought many local people together to clear undergrowth, plant wildlife-friendly plants, build seating and paths, install bug hotels and bird boxes, as well as creating history and wildlife interpreted trails, thanks to funding by the National Lottery Community Fund and Dorset Wildlife Trust.

The BSO string ensemble perform a family friendly programme of music as the finale to the afternoon where you can explore the transformation of the churchyard. Earlier in the afternoon the BSO string quartet will be serenading strollers.

It promises to be an entertaining afternoon for all with storytelling by the volunteers themselves about the work they have done and their connection to the place, guided history and wildlife walks, exhibitions and a host of family and wildlife gardening activities. You can also visit the memorials to Sir Dan Godfrey and Constantin Silvestri (past BSO Principal Conductors) and of course the tomb of Frankenstein’s creator herself – Mary Shelley!

Do come along and enjoy a wonderful afternoon concert as an extra bonus.
Please note that the afternoon is an open day where you can pop along at anytime to explore, but the concert at 5pm does require a free ticket for entry so you will need to book using the Book now button.

Works and composers

JS Bach Air on a G String
Purcell Abdelazar Suite
Whitacre Sleep
Britten Playful Pizzicato
Nyman In Re Don Giovanni
Corelli Concerto Grosso
Part Spiegel im Spiegel