Local talent and local food at Poundbury Gardens

Added on 31 July 2008

An alfresco fortnight starting on July 21st and running through until 2nd August will feature local food and local talent. Organised by Poundbury Gardens, Poundbury, Dorchester, the event will celebrate the 'British Summer' - even if the heaven's open!

"It's been cold and wet and there have been very few occasions to barbeque or picnic so we have decided to bring a little sunshine into the Garden Centre and celebrate local food and local talent for a fortnight. Sean Scannell and Seamus McMahon, who are well known to our regulars in The Engine Room Restaurant, are great entertainers so they will be providing the music on July 26th and August 2nd from 12 noon until 3pm. Sean regularly performs to packed audiences across the South West and his repertoire includes everything from Sinatra to Cold Play!" explained James Foster-Pegg of Poundbury Gardens.

Poundbury Gardens' chef, Paul-Jon Swingler, who will be cooking on the barbecue on both July 26th and August 2nd, commented; "I'll be making my own burgers, and there will be pork and apple and pork and mango sausages from family butchers Parsons of Sherborne, and my special Coca-Cola spare ribs!"

During the alfresco fortnight, there will be special garden furniture displays, and picnic paraphernalia and many special seasonal offers.

The Alfresco Fortnight begins on Monday July 21st at Poundbury Gardens, Poundbury, Dorchester. For further information please contact James Foster-Pegg at Poundbury Gardens, Tel 01305 257250

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