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From left to right, Florence Rawbone, 10 years old, Jo Hunt, (mum’s category) and Amber Wright, 12 years old, who won the Brimsmore Gardens train set design competition.

From left to right, Florence Rawbone, 10 years old, Jo Hunt, (mum’s category) and Amber Wright, 12 years old, who won the Brimsmore Gardens train set design competition.

Our train sets have always been a popular feature in our award-winning Christmas displays, so this year Brimsmore Gardens invited gardeners of all ages to submit their design suggestions. The winning designs have been brought to life and the trains are steaming ahead amongst Brimsmore’s Christmas display. With 65 metres of tree-lined track meandering around snowy mountain scenes, stretching through tunnels and passing under bridges, the ‘Brimsmore Express’ is bigger than ever before.

The Brimsmore Express is now open for all to see from Monday to Saturday 9am – 6pm and Sunday 10am – 4:30pm and will chuff and puff its way through to New Year.

 

Mike

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The Engine Room Restaurant at Poundbury Gardens has got the ultimate ladies night lined up on Thursday 27 November, all in aid of Weldmar Hospicecare Trust. With manicures and wreath making for a suggested donation, free canapé making demonstrations and not to mention complimentary fizz and canapés on arrival, you’re all welcome to indulge and warm up for the Christmas festivities. Doors open at 7pm and there will be a charity raffle with some fantastic prizes, drinks on sale throughout the evening and a chance to wander around our award-winning Christmas displays at their twinkly best. Tickets cost £10 in advance or £12 on the door and are available in The Engine Room Restaurant. For more information call Jess on 01305 257251 or email jess@thegardensgroup.co.uk.

Mike

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The Gardens Group - party time

 

With only Castle Gardens’ award-winning Christmas displays to be revealed, it’s beginning to look and feel a lot like Christmas at The Gardens Group. We’re also gearing up for the party season with two dedicated Christmas party nights for businesses and groups this December. If you haven’t booked your Christmas party venue yet, then look no further than The Engine Room Restaurant at Poundbury Gardens and our multi award-winning Apple Tree Restaurant at Brimsmore Gardens. Give your team and colleagues a Christmas party to remember, with some great music and a delicious Christmas menu of fresh and locally sourced produce, with vegetarian and gluten free options available as well. For more information and to book a Christmas party at The Gardens Group call Jess on 01305 250 251.

 

Christmas parties for businesses and groups

The Engine Room Restaurant at Poundbury Gardens- Saturday 6 December

The Apple Tree Restaurant at Brimsmore Gardens Saturday 13 December

 

Mike

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Autumn is the perfect and traditional time for spring planting as the soil is still warm and moist from summer, enabling plants to get established before winter sets in. It’s an extremely exciting time of year for a gardener, especially with our beautiful array of ornamental and fruit trees ready to be planted, from Acer to Zelkova plus Apples, Pears, Plums, Cherries, Medlar, Quince, Peach and Apricot… What’s more, hanging baskets really come into their own in October and can last up to nine months, with Winter Pansies, Violas, Cyclamen, Primroses and lots more keeping colour and interest well into winter. Better still, when they’ve reached their full potential they can be transferred to fill in any border space.

So don’t let the cooler weather put you off, get out into the garden now so you can reap the rewards next spring.

Mike

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