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Find out more about our award winning Christmas displays. Do come and be among the first to see the displays at our preview evenings and then why not join us and bathe in the atmosphere at our Magical Evenings that are held closer to Christmas.
The Gardens Group - Three Garden Centres all multi award-winning and each with a restaurant serving up delicious homemade food using local ingredients. Castle Gardens is in the historical walled garden of Sherborne Castle; Brimsmore Gardens and its award-winning farm shop is in a setting that was once a fruit farm on the edge of Yeovil and Poundbury Gardens grew in a wonderfully atmospheric converted Victorian farm building in Dorchester.
From free family activities and charity evenings to Wildlife Friendly Gardening Awards and free seasonal talks, we've got a wide range of events for gardeners of all ages throughout the year.
Whether you need your plants delivered FREE to your door, help and advice on container gardening, hanging baskets or tree planting, or you would like your plants gift wrapped…we are here to help.
As well as our garden centres we’ve also got three award-winning restaurants and an award-winning Farm Shop.
Each of our restaurants serves superb food made fresh each day from local, seasonal produce. Our chefs are proud to be supporting local growers, farmers and producers and serving a delicious taste of the West Country every day of the week.
At the Gardener Online you'll find lots of useful gardening advice, downloadable fact sheets, and hopefully the answer to all your gardening questions. If you can't find what you are looking for then please do contact us with your question and we will find the answer. We have a knowledgeable team of staff and resources on hand to offer you gardening tips, planting ideas and garden remedies.
Bloomin Amazing, a new 100% peat-free and plant-based soil enricher, is now available for gardeners to buy at all three of The Gar...
On Thursday 10 May, Lesley Waters, TV chef and owner of Lesley Waters Cookery School in Halstock, will hold two cookery demonstrat...
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Help the Brimsmore team find their Christmas stockings, for a chance to win a family ticket for the Octagon pantomime. Prizes for everyone who completes it!
Meet at 7.30pm
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A journey through the gardens of war
16 November 2018
Photojournalist and war reporter, Lalage Snow, will be sharing the award-winning photography from her latest book, War Gardens, at Castle Gardens on Thursday 6 December. A culmination of seven years’ work while living in Kabul and travelling around Asia and the Middle East, these images, which have been exhibited at The Garden Museum in London […]
09 November 2018
To mark the centenary of the end of World War I and pay tribute to the men listed on the Sherborne Castle Roll of Honour, we will be holding a two-minute silence next to our commemorative display of poppies at Castle Gardens on Sunday. With Castle Gardens standing on what was once the kitchen garden […]
Cocktails and canapés cookery demo with Lesley Waters
07 November 2018
Back by popular demand, Lesley Waters, TV chef and owner of Lesley Waters Cookery School in Halstock, will be sharing some of her favourite Christmas cocktails and party canapé recipes at a pop-up cookery demonstration at Poundbury Gardens on Thursday 15 November. With chicken liver pate, blue cheese gallette and mini festive croissants set to […]
First World War Centenary
15 October 2018
On Friday 19 October a commemorative display of poppies will be unveiled at Castle Gardens to mark the centenary of the end of World War I and pay tribute to the men listed on the Sherborne Castle Roll of Honour. With Castle Gardens standing on what was once the kitchen garden of the Sherborne Castle […]
Lesley Waters cookery demo at Poundbury Gardens
05 October 2018
Lesley Waters, TV chef and owner of Lesley Waters Cookery School in Halstock, is bringing two pop-up cookery demonstrations to Poundbury Gardens on Thursday 18 October. Taking inspiration from local and seasonal produce, Lesley will cook three delicious courses packed with warming autumnal flavours, which seasoned cooks and beginners alike will be able to taste […]
Free Dog Portrait Day
01 October 2018
This Saturday local canine photographer, Steve Elliott will be offering free studio sessions as Castle Gardens from 10am – 3pm. No booking required, simply bring your four-legged friend into the garden centre for a professional portrait. Mike
Cultivation Street competition success
25 September 2018
Our very own Cultivation Street Ambassador, Lisa Bond has been sharing her gardening knowledge with the pupils and teachers at Damers First School in Poundbury to create a wildlife friendly school garden, which also supplies fresh produce for the school’s food technology classes. Earlier this month it was announced that Damers First School had been […]
14 September 2018
With the soil still warm and moist, autumn is the perfect and traditional time for planting, giving plants an opportunity to establish before winter. From ornamental and fruit trees and large specimen plants to bedding plants and spring flowering bulbs, we’ve got a huge selection in store right now to keep colour and interest right […]
Be among the first to explore our award-winning Christmas displays this October
06 September 2018
While speculation builds about this year’s themes, which are kept under wraps right up until the big reveal, Louise Burks, director of The Gardens Group, and her team are currently hanging baubles, labelling ornaments, painting festive scenes and building partition walls ready for gardeners of all ages to explore the magical wonderlands at each centre. […]
Summer holiday finale
22 August 2018
Although the holidays are slowly coming to a close, we still have a few more summer events left up our sleeves to keep the children (and the grown-ups) entertained, right to the end. Illyria will return to Castle Gardens for the last time this year on Wednesday 30 August with an open-air performance of Sherlock […]
The beautiful 18th century walled kitchen gardens of Sherborne Castle has provided a magnificent setting since 1987 and is the perfect sheltered enclosure for our fantastic range of plants, which is unrivalled.
The second centre of the gardens group was built in 1992 and has since made a reputation as a plant centre with a tremendous range, quality and expertise always available.
Set in the original farm buildings of Poundbury Farm, and nestled in the centre of the expanding Poundbury Village on the edge of Dorchester this stunning setting is where you will find a traditional garden centre full of rustic charm and original features.
Castle Gardens (Sherborne)
Tel: 01935 814633
Brimsmore Gardens (Yeovil)
Tel: 01935 411000
Poundbury Gardens (Poundbury)
Tel: 01305 257250
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