Archive for February, 2018

Following the £100 worth of vouchers that Brimsmore Gardens donated to Westfield Academy last year as part of its 25th anniversary celebrations, the students have shared some pictures of their new and improved garden with us. It’s clear to see that they have really embraced growing plants and produce over the past year, which is such a joy to see.

Keep up the good work Westfield and good luck for the season ahead.


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Feb half term collage

During February half term, we held a series of events at all of our gardens centres that had families learning new circus skills, getting up close and personal to magnificent birds of prey and handling creepy crawlies. Amongst the activities, we were also able to support Julia’s House by hosting a Jurassic themed craft day, and with the help of all those who attended, we raised a staggering £260 for the Dorset and Wiltshire-based Children’s Hospice.

What a great ending to a wonderful week and thank you to everyone who got involved!


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Christine McFadden - March 18 - poster

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After kicking things off with some wildlife fun at Brimsmore Gardens on Saturday, we’ve still got plenty of free activities to keep the whole family entertained this week.

FREE February half-term events

Julia’s House Craft Day – Tuesday 13 February from 10:30am – 3:30pm at Castle Gardens, Sherborne

Gosmina Circus Skills Workshop – Wednesday 14 and Friday 16 February from 1:30pm – 4:30pm at Castle Gardens, Sherborne

Bugfest – Thursday 15 February from 2:30pm – 4:30pm at Poundbury Gardens, Dorchester

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A new leaf…


As the last bit of the tinsel has been swept up and the first of the snowdrops begin to bloom, we’re looking forward to welcoming the longer days, warmer weather and getting stuck into new projects.

Making a positive impact on the environment has always been a goal of ours but this year we’re trying to be even better at reducing waste, lowering our carbon footprint and protecting wildlife, as we feel we have a great opportunity, as a garden centre, to lead the way. So far, we’ve hit the ground running, as we’ve been busy collecting Christmas trees purchased from us last year and will be using these in local soil improvement initiatives.

To keep the positive momentum going, we’ll be on the look out for opportunities to make a difference, whether it’s inspiring young people to get involved in gardening, educating gardeners on creating wildlife friendly havens or supporting local charities and initiatives, so watch this space and see how you too can get involved!


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