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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.
Pupils from St Nicholas Church of England Primary School in Henstridge discovered 55 different moth species within their school le...
On Wednesday 19 July, Dorset’s most wildlife friendly gardens were celebrated at Castle Gardens in Sherborne at Dorset Wildlife Tr...
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Be among the first to explore our award-winning Christmas displays at The Gardens Group this October. Ribbon cutting will take place at 19:30.
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Good gourd, what a crop!
13 October 2017
Despite the summer’s erratic weather, Nigel Young a regular customer of ours, enjoyed a glut of produce this year, with a particularly successful mini cucumber crop. Over the summer, Nigel kept count of his Hana F1 mini cucumbers, which he bought from us after missing out on his usual Tiny Tot variety, and recorded a […]
Remarkable success for cycling duo
02 October 2017
Huge congratulations to my good friend Rich Holder and his cycling partner Bill Beaumont, who completed 45-mile tandem ride and raised £7,000 for the MS Society. Poundbury Gardens marked the half way point, and all of the cyclists had a well earnt refuel in The Engine Room before cycling back to Sherborne. Here are […]
More silverware for the awards cabinet
Recognised for their efforts to make a difference within the industry, our plant team at Castle Gardens was presented with the Silver award in The Greatest Plant Retailing Team category at Garden Trade News’ Greatest Awards, which was held at Glee. This is another proud moment for The Gardens Group as our teams at all […]
Rich’s ride for MS Society calling through Poundbury Gardens
22 September 2017
Richard Holder (left) and Bill Beaumont (right). This Sunday, we’ll all be cheering on my good friend Richard Holder, who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) three years ago, and his cycling partner Bill Beaumont as they embark on a 45-mile tandem ride for MS Society. Once we’ve waved them and the other 50 cyclists […]
It’s time to deck the halls
15 September 2017
A haul of boxes containing thousands of baubles and Christmas ornaments are currently being delivered across all three centres in preparation for our much-anticipated and award-winning Christmas displays. With decorating ready to commence in the next couple of weeks, it won’t be long until gardeners of all ages will feel the Christmas spirit as they […]
A Cheese Board Discovery
08 September 2017
If you’re looking for some cheese board inspiration, or fancy trying some new chutney and cracker combinations then this is an event not to be missed. The Apple Tree Farm Shop’s manager, Kate will host a Cheese Board Discovery on Thursday 21 September from 11am – 12pm. Tasting local award-winning cheeses, chutneys, crackers and wine […]
Autumn is coming!
01 September 2017
As the most traditional planting season, autumn is a busy time in the garden with a beautiful array of plants to get established before the winter chill truly sets in. Most autumn gardening is about planning for the year ahead, and thanks to a good summer, the soil will still be warm and usually moist, […]
Join Julie Haylock for a gardening masterclass at Castle Gardens
25 August 2017
Award-winning garden designer and good friend of The Gardens Group, Julie Haylock from Yeovil-based Sandhurst Garden Design, will host a Border Design and Planting Workshop at Castle Gardens in Sherborne on Wednesday 6 September from 10am – 3pm. After her recent win at Taunton Flower Show with her Homeward Bound garden, we’re incredibly excited […]
Hazelbury Bryan Flower Show
18 August 2017
We’re delighted to hear Tracey Sergeant from Hazelbury Bryan Gardening Club won a voucher for Castle Gardens with her vibrant Petunia at their annual flower show last week. Since starting the Flower Show Forum, we’ve wanted to identify ways to inspire more people to take an interest in gardening and keep the traditional flower show […]
All creatures great and small featured at this year’s Bugfest!
11 August 2017
Mini beasts, creepy crawlies and slithery snakes took centre stage at this year’s Bugfest, the south west’s biggest bug event, which was held at Brimsmore Gardens on Tuesday. From cockroaches and scorpions to spiders and pythons, gardeners of all ages had the opportunity to hold these unusual and mysterious creatures. Bugfest’s display of snakes, spiders […]
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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