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The Gardens Group - Three Garden Centres all multi award-winning and each with a restaurant serving up delicious homemade food using local ingredients. Castle Gardens is in the historical walled garden of Sherborne Castle; Brimsmore Gardens and its award-winning farm shop is in a setting that was once a fruit farm on the edge of Yeovil and Poundbury Gardens grew in a wonderfully atmospheric converted Victorian farm building in Dorchester.
From free family activities and charity evenings to Wildlife Friendly Gardening Awards and free seasonal talks, we've got a wide range of events for gardeners of all ages throughout the year.
Whether you need your plants delivered FREE to your door, help and advice on container gardening, hanging baskets or tree planting, or you would like your plants gift wrapped…we are here to help.
As well as our garden centres we’ve also got three award-winning restaurants and an award-winning Farm Shop.
Each of our restaurants serves superb food made fresh each day from local, seasonal produce. Our chefs are proud to be supporting local growers, farmers and producers and serving a delicious taste of the West Country every day of the week.
At the Gardener Online you'll find lots of useful gardening advice, downloadable fact sheets, and hopefully the answer to all your gardening questions. If you can't find what you are looking for then please do contact us with your question and we will find the answer. We have a knowledgeable team of staff and resources on hand to offer you gardening tips, planting ideas and garden remedies.
Bloomin Amazing, a new 100% peat-free and plant-based soil enricher, is now available for gardeners to buy at all three of The Gar...
On Thursday 10 May, Lesley Waters, TV chef and owner of Lesley Waters Cookery School in Halstock, will hold two cookery demonstrat...
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Part of Dorset Wildlife Trust Festival of Art, this exhibition will feature work from Antonia Phillips, Stephen Banks, David Metcalff, Kathleen Wyatt, Samantha Dodd, Pippa Hill.
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Natasha Solomons comes to Castle Gardens
13 April 2018
We have teamed up with Winstone’s Bookshop in Sherborne to welcome New York Times bestselling author, Natasha Solomons to Castle Gardens on Thursday 3 May at 7pm. Solomons will be celebrating the launch of her new book House of Gold in The Butterfly House with a talk, followed by a book signing. There’s even a […]
A Bloomin’ Amazing new soil enricher
05 April 2018
There is a new and local soil enricher on the scene. Bloomin’ Amazing is a new, peat-free and plant-based soil enricher, which we are proudly stocking in all three of our garden centres. The soil enricher is a by-product of a renewable energy venture located near our Poundbury garden centre. The project is a collaboration […]
Easter opening hours
29 March 2018
Lesley Waters cookery demo at Poundbury Gardens
23 March 2018
Lesley Waters, TV chef and owner of Lesley Waters Cookery School in Halstock, is bringing two pop-up cookery demonstrations to Poundbury Gardens on Thursday 10 May. Taking inspiration from local and seasonal produce, Lesley will cook three delicious courses, which seasoned cooks and beginners alike will be able to taste and try at home with […]
Big Soup plotting begins…
01 March 2018
Pupils at Damers First School have this week braved the cold weather to plant out some onion sets in their new allotment. With the help of some volunteers from Poundbury and Casterbridge Rotary, as well as Lisa from Poundbury Gardens, who is propagating some potato seeds before they are planted in the allotment, the pupils […]
Westfield Academy’s new garden
28 February 2018
Following the £100 worth of vouchers that Brimsmore Gardens donated to Westfield Academy last year as part of its 25th anniversary celebrations, the students have shared some pictures of their new and improved garden with us. It’s clear to see that they have really embraced growing plants and produce over the past year, which is […]
February half term success!
23 February 2018
During February half term, we held a series of events at all of our gardens centres that had families learning new circus skills, getting up close and personal to magnificent birds of prey and handling creepy crawlies. Amongst the activities, we were also able to support Julia’s House by hosting a Jurassic themed craft day, […]
Christine McFadden at Brimsmore Gardens
19 February 2018
Let the half term fun roll on…
13 February 2018
After kicking things off with some wildlife fun at Brimsmore Gardens on Saturday, we’ve still got plenty of free activities to keep the whole family entertained this week. FREE February half-term events Julia’s House Craft Day – Tuesday 13 February from 10:30am – 3:30pm at Castle Gardens, Sherborne Gosmina Circus Skills Workshop – Wednesday 14 and Friday […]
A new leaf…
02 February 2018
As the last bit of the tinsel has been swept up and the first of the snowdrops begin to bloom, we’re looking forward to welcoming the longer days, warmer weather and getting stuck into new projects. Making a positive impact on the environment has always been a goal of ours but this year we’re trying […]
The beautiful 18th century walled kitchen gardens of Sherborne Castle has provided a magnificent setting since 1987 and is the perfect sheltered enclosure for our fantastic range of plants, which is unrivalled.
The second centre of the gardens group was built in 1992 and has since made a reputation as a plant centre with a tremendous range, quality and expertise always available.
Set in the original farm buildings of Poundbury Farm, and nestled in the centre of the expanding Poundbury Village on the edge of Dorchester this stunning setting is where you will find a traditional garden centre full of rustic charm and original features.
Castle Gardens (Sherborne)
Tel: 01935 814633
Brimsmore Gardens (Yeovil)
Tel: 01935 411000
Poundbury Gardens (Poundbury)
Tel: 01305 257250
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