Archive for January, 2015


With a three course À la carte menu and acoustic live music by candle light, sweet Valentines can enjoy a romantic dinner for two in The Engine Room at Poundbury Gardens. Bookings are now being taken for this special evening, which will include a three course supper, a bottle of wine per couple and  special personalised surprises for your sweetheart, all for £35 per person.

To book call 01305 257251 or email Jess at jess@thegardensgroup.co.uk.

Download the À la carte menu.


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To make room for our brand new spring stock we’ve got some great offers at each of our garden centres, starting on Saturday 24 and ending on Saturday 31 January. With big discounts on end of line products and display items, not to mention 66% off the remaining Christmas stock, you’ll be sure to pick up a bargain. What’s more, you’ll still be able to enjoy two for one on all hot drinks until Saturday 31 January in all three of our restaurants. Then from Sunday 1 February we’ll be serving up free cake tasters with every hot drink throughout the month, to make sure you leave replete and refreshed.


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From a weekly craft corner and knitting circle to a mother and toddler coffee morning and monthly book club, The Apple Tree Restaurant at Brimsmore Gardens has a whole host of activities to keep those January blues at bay.

Whether you’re an experienced maker, looking for a place to channel your inner creativity or fancy trying something new for 2015, craftspeople of all abilities are welcome. Our arts and crafts expert, Jess Mitchell, will be on hand at the craft corner and knitting circle to help you complete those outstanding projects, as well as tips and offering new ideas to try your hand at.

Mothers and toddlers are always welcome at The Apple Tree Restaurant, but every Monday in January the toddler’s brunch will be on offer at £2.95 from 9:30am – 11:30am. What better way to start the week, without having to worry about the mad breakfast rush on those dark and dreary Monday mornings.

For more information about any of these activities please get in touch with Jess at jess@thegardensgroup.co.uk.


January at The Apple Tree Restaurant

Craft corner – every Thursday in January from 10:30am – 12:30pm & 2:30pm – 4:30pm                      

Get some much needed YOU-time, bring your project and chat with fellow makers.

Hosted by our arts and craft expert, Jess Mitchell.


Monday Mother and toddler morning – every Monday in January from 9:30am – 11:30am                      

Coffee and gossip to start the week, toddler’s brunch deal included: eggy soldiers or bacon boys for £2.95.


Weekly knitting circle – every Tuesday in January 10:30am – 12:30pm                                                        

Everyone welcome, beginners too!


Monthly book club – starts Wednesday 14 January 10:30am – 12:30pm                                                             

Starting with Longbourn by Jo Baker, the below-stairs tale of Lizzie Bennet’s household.


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Starting with our Christmas sale, which includes 50% off on all decorations, we are determined to carry on spreading the joy at our three garden centres. From free cake tasters and two for one on hot drinks, right through to free seed compost specials and free tree planting services, we have some fantastic offers to see you through the winter.

What’s more, we’ve got another series of free talks throughout January, February and March, which begins on Tuesday 13 January at 2:30pm. We’re lucky enough to be welcoming many different guest speakers to share their expertise and advice on subjects, such as protecting wildlife, flower arranging and building and maintaining hedges, to name but a few. The talks will take place at Brimsmore Gardens each Tuesday, followed by Poundbury Gardens on Wednesdays and Castle Gardens on Thursdays, so you’ll have plenty of opportunity to get involved.


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