St Bridget Nurseries in Exeter has been shortlisted for the Family Business of the Year Awards 2019. These awards were introduced in 2012 to celebrate the family business sector and the contribution that family firms bring to the UK economy and the communities in which they operate.
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.
The Devon County Show has announced that it is to introduce a new section to the Craft & Garden feature for 2019 which will enable small businesses operating in horticulture to benefit, for the first time ever, from the 91k strong audience that visit the show over three days in May.
Over the first three weekends in December, the onsite makers and creative businesses at Taurus Crafts will be joined by over 30 independent traders and 100’s of locally-grown fresh cut Christmas Trees to create the area’s largest Christmas Market. Featuring; live performances, choirs, singing groups and delicious food and drink.
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.
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.
For more than ten years locally grown plant specialists Baskets and Blooms has been supplying top quality plants direct from grower to gardener at their Stuckton branch near Fordingbridge. That principle has proved such a success that they have now taken over the old Plowmans site at West Parley bringing affordable plants to a wider audience.
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.
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.
A special launch weekend held on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th May will celebrate the change of name of one of Dorset’s best-known gardening venues. Having traded under the name Broomhill Garden Buildings, at Stewarts Garden Centre, for over 20 years, Martin Penny, director, has decided it was time for an update. With no longer having a show site at Stewarts Broomhill Garden Centre, it was decided to completely re-brand the business.