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Lec­ture April 25 Gar­dens in the Veneto, Royal Geo­graph­i­cal So­ci­ety, Kens­ing­ton Gore, London SW7. Gar­den­ing writer Robin Lane Fox will talk about the rich her­itage of Veneto gar­dens. Reception from 6pm, lec­ture at 7pm. Tick­ets £20 (020– 7736 6891; www.veni­cein­peril.org)

Lit­er­ary fes­ti­val April 27–30 Chip­ping Nor­ton Lit­er­ary Fes­ti­val, Ox­ford­shire. Fea­tur­ing Ian Rankin, Jenni Mur­ray, Joanna Trol­lope, Ar­mando Ian­nucci and COUN­TRY LIFE writ­ers Matthew Den­ni­son and John Lewis-stem­pel. Visit the web­site for sched­ule and pric­ing (www.chiplit­fest.com; 01608 642350)

Gar­dens April 22 Fes­ti­val of Tulips (above), Duns­bor­ough Park, Ri­p­ley, Sur­rey. This spec­tac­u­lar tulip meadow dis­play is not to be missed. 12pm– 4pm. Adult en­try £7, chil­dren free (http://duns­bor­ough­park.com; 01483 225366)

April 22–23 RHS Na­tional Rhodo­den­dron Show and Com­pe­ti­tion, RHS Gar­den Rose­moor, Great Tor­ring­ton, Devon. More than 60 classes show­cas­ing all types of rhodo­den­drons with trade and ad­vice stands, plus mag­no­lia and camel­lia dis­plays. Nor­mal gar­den ad­mis­sion ap­plies (www.rhs.org.uk; 01805 624067)

Hunt race April 22 The Sil­ver Spur, Bar­nets Barn Farm, Southam, War­wick­shire. Tra­di­tional hunt ride over two and a half miles of un­du­lat­ing old turf, with 21 hedges and three open ditches. 12pm start, to be fol­lowed by two other rides. Car en­try £5, re­fresh­ments avail­able (http:// bices­ter­hunt.co.uk)

Ex­hi­bi­tion Un­til April 29 Silkscreens by Bar­bara Rae (be­low), Bo­hun Gallery, Hen­ley-on-thames, Ox­ford­shire. A show­case of prints com­bin­ing the at­mos­phere and colours of Scot­land and Ire­land with painterly ab­strac­tion (01491 576228; www. bo­hun­gallery.co.uk)

Un­til May 6 ‘A Kind of Sim­plic­ity’, Young Gallery, Sal­is­bury, Wilt­shire. Rep­re­sen­ta­tive col­lec­tion of the works of the late Ken­neth Rown­tree, one of the Great Bard­field artists (www.young­gallerysal­is­bury.co.uk; 01722 343275)

Book now Au­gust 4 Char­ity clay shoot, San­dring­ham es­tate, Nor­folk. Now in its 13th year, pro­ceeds will go to the Game­keep­ers’ Wel­fare Trust. There will be five drives, lunch, an auc­tion and prizes. £650 per team of four, in­di­vid­ual guns £175 (01485 542822; www.holt­sauc­tion­eers.com) Oare House, near Pewsey, Wilt­shire SN8 4JQ April 23, 2pm–6pm. £5.50, chil­dren free An ex­em­plary coun­try-house gar­den with for­mal gar­dens and sweep­ing lawns around the Georgian house (not open), walled kitchen gar­dens, wood­land walks and panoramic views out to the Pewsey Vale. Redesigned by Clough Wil­liams-el­lis in the 1920s, it ben­e­fits from con­stant care and at­ten­tion from the present owner. Don’t miss the mag­no­lia gar­den.

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