A greener route for Dorset’s gardeners

Added on 07 May 2015

Tending Dorset’s gardens just got that little bit easier with a helping hand from Damory, a rural bus service covering the south coast, which has installed a new bus stop on New Road in Sherborne outside the award-winning garden centre, Castle Gardens. The new bus stop will be a great asset to those gardeners unable to drive to the centre and as buses are one of the greenest ways to travel, the environment will feel the benefit too.

Running from Yeovil to Blandford, route X10 will provide easy access to the garden centre for the residents of Stalbridge, Marnhull and Sturminster Newton. Castle Gardens even provides free delivery within a 25 mile radius of the centre, so with spring in full bloom it’s the perfect time to hop on board and put those green fingers to work.

Mike Burks, managing director of The Gardens Group explains; “I’m absolutely delighted that Damory has chosen to place a new bus stop outside our centre. At Castle Gardens, we’re passionate about working with the local community and do everything we can to make our services accessible to everyone, so this will help us to reach out even more.”

Adam Keen, operations manager at Damory, adds; "The X10 is a well-used service, which provides many useful links to the residents of Dorset. I am delighted to be able to further enhance this route by offering new stops outside Castle Gardens and Sherborne Castle. Along with Dorset County Council, Damory has worked hard to develop this route and I am sure that many people will be pleased to know that they can now effortlessly visit the garden centre and stunning Sherborne Castle." 

To encourage as many customers as possible to try this new service from Damory, Castle Gardens is offering those travelling by bus a free tea or coffee at the centre’s Walled Garden Restaurant upon presentation of a valid bus ticket.

For more information on Damory’s bus routes and current timetables visit www.damory.co.uk.

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