Archive for November, 2018

War Gardens

Picture caption: Images from War Gardens by Lalage Snow.

Photojournalist and war reporter, Lalage Snow, will be sharing the award-winning photography from her latest book, War Gardens, at Castle Gardens on Thursday 6 December. A culmination of seven years’ work while living in Kabul and travelling around Asia and the Middle East, these images, which have been exhibited at The Garden Museum in London and the Sydney Opera House, show the gardens that people have created in the pursuit of calm, when living alongside conflict and life’s continuing pressures.

Taking place in The Butterfly House from 7:30pm, this special evening promises to take the audience on a journey through this century’s conflicts in places such as Afghanistan, Ukraine and the West Bank and the gardens found within these war-torn countries, examining war through the personal stories of those living through it.

Tickets cost £5 per person, which includes refreshments in The Walled Garden Restaurant. Advanced booking is essential and tickets can be purchased from Winstone’s Books on Cheap Street, Sherborne and Castle Gardens on New Road in Sherborne.




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Armistice Day

Castle Gardens 2018 (57)

To mark the centenary of the end of World War I and pay tribute to the men listed on the Sherborne Castle Roll of Honour, we will be holding a two-minute silence next to our commemorative display of poppies at Castle Gardens on Sunday.

With Castle Gardens standing on what was once the kitchen garden of the Sherborne Castle Estate, it feels like a fitting place to honour the memory of the men that left home to fight, including William Meteyard, a gardener at Sherborne Castle, who sadly did not return from the war.


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Smaller bench

Back by popular demand, Lesley Waters, TV chef and owner of Lesley Waters Cookery School in Halstock, will be sharing some of her favourite Christmas cocktails and party canapé recipes at a pop-up cookery demonstration at Poundbury Gardens on Thursday 15 November.

With chicken liver pate, blue cheese gallette and mini festive croissants set to feature on the line up, as well as dips and relishes, Lesley will be taking inspiration from local seasonal produce to create some easy-to-follow recipes that will wow your guests this Christmas.

The pop-up cookery demo will take place at the event space on the first floor of the garden centre, from 10:00am – 12:00pm. Tickets cost £35 per person and are available online at http://www.lesleywaters.com.


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