September will see Groves Nurseries launch a series of creative courses for adults. The 2 hour workshops will offer beginners the opportunity to learn from talented artists based here in Bridport.
Knoll Gardens’ annual Garden Wildlife Survey proved a hive of activity this year with a 20% increase in the number of species found in the Wimborne garden since the last survey in 2018.
You will be pleased to know the August issues of Country Gardener magazine are now available at your local stockist. They are full of usefull information for the beautiful high summer we are having.
Eco-friendly online versions are also available as always, just go to our magazine page here.
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.
On Thursday 6th June at an award ceremony held in The Mayfair Hotel London, St Bridget Nurseries won Homes & Gardens Family Business of the Year 2019. The garden centre business were also joint runners up in the South and South West Regional Category.
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.