Gardeners are invited to brush off their old spades, forks and hoes and bring them in to Poundbury Gardens (Dorchester), Castle Gardens (Sherborne) and Brimsmore Gardens (Yeovil) where they will be given a new lease of life by the charity Tools with a Mission.
"Over the weekend of 15th and 16th of March, we are inviting gardeners to bring in any tools which may be suitable for refurbishing and in return we'll give 25% discount off any new gardening tools purchased. The old tools will be given to Tools with a Mission, who will then clean them up and replace any worn parts before giving them to projects overseas," said James Foster-Pegg, of Poundbury Gardens.
Poundbury Gardens has a full list of events throughout the year including;
A willow weaving course on 1st March, buffet lunch is included (£25 per person - limited spaces)
A children's potting bench on Mothering Sunday 2nd March
The Love of Birds - talks by the RSPB at 2.30pm on 8th and 9th March
A talk on Pests and Diseases at 2.30pm on Tuesday 18th March
An Easter Egg Hunt and quizzes with prizes on Easter Weekend (closed Easter Sunday)
An Art Exhibition by local artist Caroline Niarin on 29th and 30th March
A full list of events and talks is available from Poundbury Gardens and bookings can be made by calling 01305 257250.