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Toby Buckland’s Garden Festival at Powderham Castle

Post date: Sat, 02/05/2015 - 09:06

Toby Buckland’s Garden Festival on the 1st and 2nd May at Powderham Castle, Kenton, near Exeter, Devon on Friday 1st May & Saturday 2nd May is a must for gardeners

A two-day garden festival celebrating the best in gardening with leading specialist nurseries from throughout the West Country, held in the picturesque surroundings of Powderham Castle. A much anticipated family fun event with live music, good food and a high profile gardening speaker programme.

May Day - Cranborne Garden Centre is gearing up

Post date: Thu, 30/04/2015 - 11:30

Cranborne Garden Centre is gearing up for its official launch over the May Day weekend (2nd to 4th May) where visitors old and new are invited to join in the festivities.  The Garden Centre will host a range of activities over the weekend and will showcase its future plans.  Saturday 2nd May will see The Anonymous Travelling Market joining in the fun with stalls, local producers and live music throughout the day. 

Exhibition of Studio Work at Stone Lane Gardens

Post date: Thu, 30/04/2015 - 11:15

On Saturday May 2nd – Sun June 14th at Stone Lane Gardens there's an opportunity to look at the Studio Work of Dominic Hills. Dominic has been painting at Stone Farm for the last 10 years. He exhibits with the Edgar Modern Gallery.  His use of patterns and natural forms compliments the beauty of the birch and alder trees at Stone Lane  Gardens.

A buzz about pollen in this year’s Wildlife Friendly Garden competition

Post date: Fri, 24/04/2015 - 12:25

Following the release of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ (DEFRA) National Pollinator Strategy, a campaign aiming to bring about the best possible conditions for bees and other insects to flourish, judges of this year’s Wildlife Friendly Garden competition will give extra credit to entrants who provide a particularly inviting haven for pollinating insects.

22000 tulips bloom at Arundel Castle in West Sussex

Post date: Fri, 24/04/2015 - 12:14

The annual tulip festival at Arundel Castle in West Sussex saw a glorious blanket of colour with 22,000 tulips in bloom this week thanks to the sunny weather.

One of the most impressive displays in the country, the annual Tulip Festival features a range of tulip varieties from Purple Prince to Curly Sue, Black Parrot and Orange Emperor, promising stunning bursts of spring colour. 

May Bank Holiday sale at Daisymount

Post date: Fri, 24/04/2015 - 10:57

Not to be missed, whether you are new to gardening, or an incurable ‘plantaholic’, is Daisymount Plant’s Big ‘Pop-up’ Sale over the early May Bank Holiday weekend. No longer trading regularly, this could well be the last chance to grab yourself some cracking plants at hard to beat prices. Jill and Katie produce top quality plants, ranging from reliable, cottage-garden favourites, to those which are unfamiliar and seldom offered. They’ll be on hand if advice is needed. It’s a fun place to visit and there is absolutely no obligation to buy.


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