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Back by popular demand, Ian Parsons, former Vice Chairman of the British Orchid Council and President of the South West Orchid Society, will return to our garden centres this March to offer some advice and tips about caring for orchids. Ian will be on hand to offer guidance throughout each workshop and will be giving two free 40 minute talks at 11am and 2pm on the tricky business of re potting orchids.

 

Orchid Days

Castle Gardens – Saturday 5 March

Poundbury Gardens – Saturday 12 March

Brimsmore Gardens – Saturday 19 March

 

Mike

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Last summer we were invited to some excellent garden club shows around Dorset and Somerset. When we learnt how hard organisers were having to work to put these shows on, we thought it would be useful to hold a forum to bring about change and entice more people to get involved and celebrate what they’ve grown in their gardens and allotments.  

On Thursday 17 March, we are lucky enough to be joined by representatives from the Royal Horticultural Society’s Affiliated Societies team at Castle Gardens in Sherborne from 2pm – 4pm. With success stories of initiatives from around the UK, advice on resources from the Royal Horticultural Society and ideas to reignite interest and entries, the aim of the Flower Show Forum is to give gardening groups and societies the tools to help them organise ever more successful shows in the future.

We really hope that our forum will inspire people all around the country to bring their knowledge and expertise together to maintain Britain’s great tradition of local gardening competitions. After the forum has taken place a Facebook group will be created for the discussions and ideas to continue, encouraging green shoots to flourish among the gardening clubs.

Mike

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Hedgehog

From bees and butterflies to hedgehogs and birds, find out about the wildlife in your garden and how to give these visitors a warm welcome.

Poundbury Gardens: Wednesday 17 February
Brimsmore Gardens: Thursday 18 February
Castle Gardens: Friday 19 February

Mike

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LogoPoundbury Gardens begins its 10 year celebrations on Tuesday 1 March, with a Cake Cutting Ceremony attended by The Mayor of Dorchester, Councillor Robin Potter. Everyone is invited to watch the ceremony, which starts at 10am, and are also welcome to enjoy a free slice of cake with every hot drink in The Engine Room Restaurant throughout the day.

It has been such a pleasure to be a part of the flourishing Poundbury community and we are really looking forward to marking such a significant milestone. We hope that many of you will come and join in the festivities with us, over the course of the 10 days.

Mike

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