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Back by popular demand, Bare Bones, an acoustic trio from Bridgewater will be setting the festive mood in The Engine Room Restaurant at Poundbury Gardens on Saturday 16th November. The band will play a variety of classic and modern cover tracks, as guests enjoy light refreshments from the winter menu and a chance to peruse our award-winning Christmas displays. Tickets are £17 per person and are on sale from The Engine Room Restaurant, doors open at 7pm and the first one-hour set will start at 7:30pm.

Mike

Bare Bones poster 16 November

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There is no ignoring the fact that we are ten Saturdays away from Christmas, especially when looking at all three of our garden centres. Christmas will arrive at Castle Gardens tonight, with the final grand unveiling of our award-winning displays. We have a whole host of festive activities coming up over the next ten weeks, including the re-launch of The Apple Tree Restaurant on Thursday 24th October. With a fresh new menu this will be the perfect venue for any Christmas party. What’s more on Saturday 16th November, Bare Bones will be back at The Engine Room, kicking off the festive party season, with their acoustic renditions of modern and classic tracks. Finally, for those of you who remember the little writer’s hut that we had at Castle Gardens in the summer, it will be retuning for one day only on Saturday 7th December. David Morris, curator of aircraft for the Fleet Air Arm Museum, will be selling and signing copies of his new book, Shepherds’ Huts and Living Vans, which is a beautiful book, illustrating the history and heritage of these wonderful ‘small mobile spaces’.

Mike

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Garden Retails Awards

This week, in amongst all the Christmas preparations, we found out that we have been short-listed for our ongoing community support in the Garden Retail Awards. This is extremely exciting for us as it is a recognised award scheme, and celebrates the best in the industry. Please wish us luck, the verdict will be announced on the 5th November in London where we’ll have fingers crossed as we soak up the atmosphere at Grosvenor House.

We’ll keep you posted!

Mike

GRA 2013

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Since July we have been tirelessly pricing and labelling thousands of beautiful baubles, twinkly fairy lights and decorations ready for our award-winning Christmas displays. The first was unveiled last night at Poundbury, and many of our regular customers joined us for drinks and nibbles as we cut the ribbon to unveil our 2013 Christmas Wonderland, with new Peter Pan and Strictly Come Dancing themed decorations.

Christmas will be arriving at Brimsmore Gardens on Thursday 10th October and at Castle Gardens on Friday 18th October from 7pm.

Mike

Chrismtas montage poundbury 2013

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