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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.
Cookbook author, writer and lover of the West Country, Christine McFadden, will host a talk at The Apple Tree Restaurant in Yeovil...
On Thursday 15 June, Mike and Louise Burks, who founded The Gardens Group together in 1987, were presented with an Outstanding Con...
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Gift cards with a champion twist
17 July 2017
Picture caption: Alexandra designed a lovely picture of ‘Billy the Monkey’ while Heidi designed the beautiful drawing of the flowers. One of our aims at The Gardens Group is to encourage children to get involved with gardening and growing activities, so as part of National Children’s Gardening Week, we held a free day of gardening […]
A morning with Christine McFadden
07 July 2017
Cookbook author, writer and lover of all things West Country, Christine McFadden will host a talk at Brimsmore Gardens on Thursday 20 July from 10am – 12pm to raise money for Yeovil Community Arts Association. You can expect an inspiring morning from Christine, who has written over fifteen cookbooks and has 25 years’ experience in […]
Counting down to the Wildlife Friendly Gardening Awards Ceremony
03 July 2017
With judging now complete, the Wildlife Friendly Gardening Awards Ceremony is nearly upon us, and we get to celebrate Dorset’s most wildlife friendly gardens once again. This year we have seen a record number of entries from wildlife friendly gardeners, who have all created little havens for birds, bugs and mammals right across the county. […]
A visit to Yeovil Hospital Charity
23 June 2017
Following last month’s fundraising activities, team members from Castle Gardens and Brimsmore Gardens were delighted to present Yeovil Hospital Charity with their donation, which will go towards improving hospital facilities and the Cancer Ward. In total, the team raised a staggering £3,803.28 by taking part in a toe-curling 100ft abseil down Yeovil Hospital and by […]
Make a buzz with Somerset Beekeepers’ Association
16 June 2017
Gardeners of all ages are welcome to join in the buzz about bees at Brimsmore Gardens on Saturday 24 June from 1pm – 5pm and delve into the incredible world of bees and beekeeping. The free family event will see the Somerset Beekeepers’ Association take visitors on a tour of a live demonstration hive, while […]
Outstanding Contribution Award
Working with the local community is part of daily life at The Gardens Group, and something that everyone who works here embraces, so it was a real honour to receive an Outstanding Contribution Award at the Western Gazette Business Awards on Thursday evening! Louise and I had no idea that we were up for […]
We’ve got the summer covered!
09 June 2017
Summer is just around the corner, and we’ve got heaps of fantastic events at each of our garden centres all summer long. Kicking off later this month, don’t miss A Buzz About Bees Day at Brimsmore Gardens on Saturday 24 June, for the chance to make a buzz and learn all about bees with Somerset […]
Congratulations team, you did it!
02 June 2017
Last Sunday, team members from Castle Gardens and Brimsmore gardens defeated a terrifying 100ft abseil down Yeovil Hospital Charity to raise money for the hospital’s Cancer Ward. The team didn’t let their fears overcome them, as they all completed the challenge and raised just over £3800 for the charity, which is a cause very personal […]
Gold stars for wildlife friendly space at RHS Chelsea Flower Show
23 May 2017
This morning we were given the wonderful news that Plankbridge received a four-star award for its wildlife friendly tradestand exhibit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The beautiful Victorian-inspired shepherd’s hut, which was lovingly built in Piddlehinton, is surrounded with some of the season’s best pollinator-friendly plants, including Foxgloves, Bugloss and Primula beesiana, which Nicky and […]
A little update on our summer containers
21 May 2017
At the beginning of spring, I planted a variety of potted plants to document the progress and demonstrate just how easy they are to grow. Just one month ago, the bulbs were only just beginning to sprout shoots but they’re now blooming. Although due to the late frosts, they’re still inside but they should hopefully […]
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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