A DORSET woodland owned by a music legend is celebrating 10 years since its initial planting.

A photography exhibition is set to take place in Bere Regis from Saturday, September 30 to Sunday, October 1, to mark the first decade of May’s Wood, which is owned by Queen guitarist Sir Brian May.

The exhibition will consist of photographs in both 2D and 3D forms, showing a pictorial timeline of the new native woodland, which is now a forever home for wildlife.

Photographer Linda Lamon, whose work will be on display in the exhibition, said: “We've lost 95% of our wildflower meadows in the UK and 67% of our wildlife that relies on native woodlands to survive, so I think it's great for any project that is helping to address this balance of nature.

Dorset Echo: Some of Linda Lamon's images set to feature in the exhibitSome of Linda Lamon's images set to feature in the exhibit (Image: Linda Lamon)

“I was there at the planting day singing The New Woodland Song that I had written for pupils at Bere Regis Primary school to perform.

“They are now busy learning a new song called A Forever Home, that celebrates the biodiversity and new habitats that May's Wood has created."

She explained that Sir Brian May said at the time the woods were planted: "It was truly one of the most memorable and different days of my life - If those trees develop into healthy adults, I will feel that I've contributed in a small way something significant to the rescue of the British countryside."

Linda recounted that some of the images that she had captured in the woodland featured in the music legend's book earlier on in the year.

Dorset Echo: Sir Brian May and Linda LamonSir Brian May and Linda Lamon (Image: Linda Lamon)

She has been taking photographs of the star's native woodland surrounding the village for 10 years, since the inaugural planting day in 2013, when she first met the guitarist who is also an astrophysicist and wildlife campaigner.

The exhibition will be at Bere Regis Village Hall on Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1, 10am to 5pm both days.

There will be a special performance by the Bere Regis School Choir on the Saturday at 1pm.

Prints and cards will be available to purchase from the exhibition with 20 per cent of proceeds going to Sir Brian May’s Save Me Trust.