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We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Castle Gardens has once again won the Garden Centre Association’s annual Christmas Competition. This makes us a seven-time national champion in the Garden Centre category and the whole team at The Gardens Group is delighted. It is a real team effort, everyone pulls together to bring these magical displays to life and create a truly magnificent experience for everyone who visits.

It is an absolute pleasure to be announcing this wonderful news, especially as there is still plenty of time to visit if you haven’t already.

Mike

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Louise's winning team, courtesy of The Greatest Christmas Awards Garden Trade Extra

Louise’s winning team, courtesy of The Greatest Christmas Awards Garden Trade Extra

On Thursday we got the fantastic news that Castle Gardens in Sherborne won the national Garden Centre Association Christmas Competition. With garden centres across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in the running, we came out on top with our selection of Christmas trees, house and hardy plants, Christmas displays, restaurant and festive additions to the website. This is the fifth time in seven years that we have won the garden centre category and we could not be more pleased. Louise and the team work incredibly hard to make the Christmas displays come to life and look their absolute best, so it’s wonderful to have this recognised, especially when up against such impressive competition.

What a great way to end 2014 but rest assured that as we all take down our decorations in January, Louise and her dedicated team will be planning 2015’s displays.

Mike

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Christmas tree competition

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If you are rather proud of how your Christmas tree looks this year, why not enter our ‘Best Dressed Christmas Tree’ competition on Facebook. Simply post a picture on The Gardens Group Facebook wall, or drop a picture with your contact details on the back, in to one of our garden centres and we’ll select a winner on Monday 23rd December.

 

Good luck!

 

Mike

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Festive menu

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We’ll be serving a wonderful winter warming menu at all three of our garden centre restaurants from Monday 16th – Friday 20th December. The special menu will be available from 4:30pm until 7:30pm every day. Afterwards feel free to peruse our award-winning Christmas displays with a glass mulled wine and mince pie, as all of our garden centres will be staying open until 7:30pm during this period. The perfect way to relax into Christmas and pick up any last minute presents.

Mike

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If you have been to one of our centres this week you may have noticed that a few faces were missing – that’s because members of our team have been busy over at Poundbury Gardens preparing for the first of our Christmas display launches on Tuesday 2nd October from 7pm. The award-winning displays are back and they’re bigger, better and brighter than ever before – it’s been months in the planning from attendance at Christmas shows in January to taking delivery and labelling everything up during September, giving just one week to build the whole display. If you fancy a glass of wine, mince pie and to be the first to see our new themes and sets then to head to Poundbury Gardens on Tuesday evening, then it’s next stop Brimsmore…!

Mike

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