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Free horticultural and wildlife lecture offered to local community groups

Post date: Thu, 25/07/2019 - 14:25

Dorset community groups have until 31 August to apply to host the 2020 free Knoll Gardens Foundation Annual Community Lecture. The Foundation is a Wimborne-based horticultural charity that researches the benefits of the naturalistic style of sustainable wildlife-friendly gardening, and provides practical advice on how to garden responsibly without sacrificing beauty.

Any local group whose members have an interest in gardens, conservation and wildlife can apply to host the free lecture which will be delivered by internationally acknowledged horticultural expert Neil Lucas.

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.

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