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We were delighted to receive pictures from community support charity, The Hub this week, with an update on how the Hub trainees are getting on with their entry into this year’s Yeovil in Bloom.

As part of our 25th anniversary at Brimsmore Gardens, The Hub, which helps train vulnerable adults with learning difficulties to achieve paid employment, received £100 worth of gardening vouchers to help them create their Recycled Garden.

We look forward to seeing how the garden, which has a variety of edible and sensory plants for use at Courtyard Café, flourishes over the coming weeks and wish them all the best for Yeovil in Bloom.

Mike

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As well as gearing up for their 100ft abseil down the side of Yeovil Hospital, the team at Brimsmore Gardens are also holding a silent bid to raise money for improvements to the Yeovil Hospital Cancer Ward. Customers can either place their bids for this three-tier plant container at the tills of Brimsmore Gardens or can call  01935 411000. The highest bidder will be notified after the abseil on Sunday 21 May.

 

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As part of Brimsmore Gardens’ 25th anniversary celebrations, we ran a competition for schools and local community groups, inviting them to get in touch and apply for a gardening kit or to have a commemorative Silver Birch tree planted. Over the past couple of months, the selected schools and groups have been collecting their kits, while Karen and the team have been travelling around the local area planting the trees to mark our big birthday.

It’s been such a pleasure to hear about so many people doing inspiring things to get children outside and interacting with wildlife and growing. This is something which we are always looking to encourage, so we are delighted to be able to support this new wave of young gardeners.

We look forward to seeing how their efforts unfold!

Mike

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Here’s a gallery from our wonderful fornight of celebrations at Brimsmore Gardens. Thank you to everyone who came and helped us celebrate over the two weeks.

Mike

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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 all three of our garden centres this March with more advice and tips about caring for orchids. As well as holding a clinic from 10am – 4pm, Ian will also be giving two free 40 minute talks at 11am and 2pm on maintaining orchid health, encouraging repeat flowering as well as the tricky business re potting.

 

Orchid Days

Poundbury Gardens – Saturday 4 March

Brimsmore Gardens – Saturday 11 March

Castle Gardens – Saturday 18 March

Mike

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Jams are setting, chutneys are mellowing to perfection and bread making skills are being honed, as contenders prepare for the Yeovil Community Arts Association Baking and Making competition. Everyone is welcome to put their creations forward, so it’s not too late to enter and have yours  judged by celebrity chef, Lesley Waters, on Tuesday 14 March.

There’s only one week to go until entry closes for this exciting culinary contest, so if you haven’t got your entries in yet, download the entry form here.

Good luck!

Mike

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Brimsmore Gardens begins its 25 year celebrations on Wednesday 1 March, with a Cake Cutting Ceremony attended by The Deputy Mayor of Yeovil, David Recardo. 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 Apple Tree Restaurant throughout the day.

We are honoured that the Deputy Mayor of Yeovil will be attending to help us get our fortnight of festivities under way. This is a remarkable milestone to reach, and we are really looking forward to celebrating with our garden centre team, customers and the community.

Download the celebration timetable.

Mike

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