Garden Centre Outing

Saturday we started our gardening year by visiting Castle Gardens in Sherborne.  Too cold and wet to get into our own gardens but perfect for planning, shopping and socialising over tea and cake!

Some of us went armed with long lists of seeds, onion sets, seed potatoes… whilst others allowed themselves to be tempted by splendid standard roses, showy winter flowering cyclamen, stunning new Hellebores…   We returned home with more than our purchases, we returned with hope, excitement and enthusiasm for the season ahead.

As part of our group’s Gold Club membership with the garden centre we qualified for a 25% discount on most of our purchases but upon arrival we were presented with a further 50% discount on one outdoor plant too!  It was a great day out, I think the photograph shows this although we look like we are a group of skiers rather than gardeners (and we were not ‘blue’ as the photo suggests – just the wrong setting on the camera!)