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Queen Mother Statue outside Poundbury Gardens and The Engine Room.

The atmosphere in Poundbury was electric yesterday, as hundreds of people lined the streets around Queen Mother Square to catch a glimpse of the Royal visitors. Her Majesty The Queen, along with The Duke of Edinburgh, HRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall arrived to a fanfare before a short tour.

Poundbury Gardens and The Engine Room provided the backdrop for the grand unveiling of the much-anticipated Queen Mother statue, which now stands tall and proud outside of the garden centre and restaurant. We were also delighted to be a part of this very special occasion, hosting the contractors and their families, who have been involved in the development of Poundbury.

Mike

 

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Our award-winning Christmas displays at Brimsmore, Castle and Poundbury Gardens are now open for all to see until the end of December 2016.

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Back by popular demand, the south west’s biggest bug event, Bugfest, returns to Brimsmore Gardens this half term. A host of mini beasts, creepy crawlies and snakes, from cockroaches and scorpions to spiders and pythons, will be joined by magnificent birds of prey from Sharandys Birds of Prey. Gardeners of all ages will have an opportunity to hold these unusual and mysterious creatures. What’s more, there will be a Harry Potter fancy dress box to help bring the Halloween festivities alive.

Brimsmore’s Bugfest will take place on Tuesday 25 October from 2pm – 5pm and it’s absolutely free to attend.

Mike

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October is shaping up to be an exciting month, with all three garden centres revealing their 2017 Christmas displays, Bugfest taking over Brimsmore Gardens during half term and a much anticipated Royal visit to Poundbury at the end of the month. As if this isn’t enough excitement for one month, garden designer, writer and presenter of BBC Gardeners’ World, Joe Swift, will be appearing at Brimsmore Gardens on Saturday 22 October as part of the annual Yeovil Literary Festival.

Joe will be sharing his vast knowledge and experience with a room full of garden-enthusiasts, having recently completed an award-winning pocket park with Dame Zandra Rhodes in Bermondsey. Fresh from his work on a Horatios Garden in aid of The Spinal Unit at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Joe will be touching upon many of the highlights of his eventful career.

Tickets cost £12 per person, or £10 for YCCA members, Footlights, Waterstone’s card holders, Library card holders and The Gardens Group Gold Club members, and are available from the Octagon Theatre.

Guests are also welcome to arrive from 6pm to enjoy some light refreshments at The Apple Tree Restaurant, before the talk gets underway at 7pm.

Mike

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