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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.
Electric and hybrid vehicles can now be recharged at Poundbury Gardens, following the installation of a new Rolec Sercuricharge ch...
Teachers, parents and guardians are invited to join their local gardening clubs and horticultural societies at the next Flower Sho...
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By Artwey, a community of artists from Weymouth and Portland.
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Free pot scheme for local schools
23 March 2017
There’s still time for teachers, parents and guardians to register for the next Flower Show Forum on Thursday 30 March at Castle Gardens. Come along and join your local gardening clubs and horticultural societies and find out about the free pot scheme for schools. One of the central aims of the Flower Show Forum is […]
Brimsmore’s 25th anniversary
15 March 2017
Here’s a gallery from our wonderful fornight of celebrations at Brimsmore Gardens. Thank you to everyone who came and helped us celebrate over the two weeks. Mike
Top scores on the doors at all our restaurants
10 March 2017
While Brimsmore Gardens has been celebrating its 25th anniversary this week, there has been even more good news for all three of our restaurants. The Walled Garden, The Apple Tree and The Engine Room have each received confirmation that they’ve passed the Food Standards Agency Food Hygiene Rating with flying colours, receiving a rating of […]
28 February 2017
Back by popular demand, Ian Parsons, former Vice Chairman of the British Orchid Council and President of the South West Orchid Society, will return to all three of our garden centres this March with more advice and tips about caring for orchids. As well as holding a clinic from 10am – 4pm, Ian will also be […]
Last week to enter the Baking and Making competition
27 February 2017
Jams are setting, chutneys are mellowing to perfection and bread making skills are being honed, as contenders prepare for the Yeovil Community Arts Association Baking and Making competition. Everyone is welcome to put their creations forward, so it’s not too late to enter and have yours judged by celebrity chef, Lesley Waters, on Tuesday 14 […]
Flower Show Forum helps revive Longburton Flower and Produce Show
23 February 2017
As we gear up for the next Flower Show Forum at the end of March, I wanted to share an inspiring story about the success of Longburton Garden Club’s members, who revived their Flower and Produce Show after more than a decade, following the initial Flower Show Forum in 2016. After deciding that they wanted […]
Free plant, compost and pot for local schools
20 February 2017
One of the aims of the award-winning Flower Show Forum is to approach local schools and invite them to get involved with their local garden clubs and for the clubs to help with school gardening projects. This exciting new pot scheme initiative, which will be launched at the upcoming Flower Show Forum at Castle Gardens […]
Brimsmore is celebrating its 25th anniversary
09 February 2017
Brimsmore Gardens begins its 25 year celebrations on Wednesday 1 March, with a Cake Cutting Ceremony attended by The Deputy Mayor of Yeovil, David Recardo. Everyone is invited to watch the ceremony, which starts at 10am, and are also welcome to enjoy a free slice of cake with every hot drink in The Apple Tree […]
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at The Engine Room Restaurant
07 February 2017
We’re celebrating again…
26 January 2017
We’re just back from the annual Garden Centre Association’s Conference in St Andrews and our luggage was a little heavier on the way home, as The Gardens Group was awarded the Worrall Cup trophy for Best Marketing Campaign or Initiative. We were awarded this prestigious award for the Flower Show Forum initiative, which we launched […]
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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