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Compton Acres wins two Dorset tourism awards

Post date: Thu, 06/12/2018 - 15:02

The popular privately owned gardens at Compton Acres has won two awards at the 2018 Dorset Tourism Awards, scooping a bronze in the Small Attraction of the Year category, and gold for Café/Tearooms of the Year.

Compton Acres in Poole is celebrating a double success after winning awards in two categories at the Dorset Tourism Awards.

The popular attraction, one of the finest privately-owned historic gardens in the UK, came away with a bronze in the Small Attraction of the Year category, and a gold for best café/tearooms.

New Cornwall Country Gardener published in time for a new season

Post date: Tue, 27/11/2018 - 11:32

Country Gardener, the popular free gardening magazine which distributes throughout large areas of the south and south west is to launch a Cornwall edition early next year.

Cornwall Country Gardener will be available to pick up at selected outlets all over the county from February 23rd onwards when a new March edition is published.

Grant secures long term future of Hestercombe Garden

Post date: Fri, 23/11/2018 - 11:10

The restoration of the unique Hestercombe Gardens near Taunton is a major step closer thanks to a £1.5million grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund.

The grant means the Hestercombe Gardens Trust can buy land totalling 320 acres, reuniting landscape, gardens and buildings.

What makes Hestercombe Gardens so important is it combines four complete period gardens spanning four centuries of garden design.

William Morris home and garden saved by lottery grant

Post date: Thu, 22/11/2018 - 16:44

William Morris’s isolated country home and garden, a place which inspired many numbers of his most important designs, writings and ideas, is to be saved from dilapidation thanks to a £4.3m lottery grant.

Kelmscott Manor in the West Oxfordshire Cotswolds village of Kelmscott was the idyllic rural retreat of Morris, the hugely influential designer and polymath, from 1871 until his death in 1896 and it was a place he adored.

Garden festival returns to The Bishop’s Palace

Post date: Mon, 14/05/2018 - 13:51

The Bishop’s Palace & Gardens in Wells will again host the popular English Country Garden Festival from Friday 22nd June to Sunday  24th June.

Designed to celebrate the Great British Garden, the 14-acre grounds will feature guided tours, live music, expert speakers, food, ‘have a go’ skills and crafts and over 40 stalls, including a range of nurseries selling unusual and popular plants.


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