Enjoying your garden this winter

Here at Thorngrove our team are busy working away filling the Garden Centre with an array of winter plants. There are many ways in which time spent in the garden during winter can be rewarding, here are our top 10 reasons for getting out the gardening gloves.   Bareroot plants. The winter months are the … Continue reading Enjoying your garden this winter

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Christmas collection

We work to a sustainable ethos here at Thorngrove garden Centre, so this year we have teamed up with our service users at Employ My Ability to offer a Christmas Tree Collection service!   This green and renewable way to recycle means the trees will continue to be of use as mulch, helping provide protection … Continue reading Christmas collection

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We are delighted to welcome Chris to the team

We are delighted to welcome Chris, our new Head Groundskeeper to the team here at Thorngrove Garden Centre. Chris has extensive experience in his field, working at Cranborne Manor for 16 years and Fonthill Estate as Head Gardener for 5 years. Chris will be heavily involved with our ongoing regeneration work and is excited about future … Continue reading We are delighted to welcome Chris to the team

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Buy One Get One FREE with our Cream Tea Offer

Buy One Get One FREE with our Cream Tea Offer every Sunday here in our Secret Garden Cafe at Thorngrove Garden Centre, Gillingham this November. Each Cream Tea includes two homemade scones, Dorset jam, clotted cream and a pot of Dorset Tea. This offer is only £5.50 for two people and booking is highly advised! We … Continue reading Buy One Get One FREE with our Cream Tea Offer

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Christmas Wreath Making Workshops at Thorngrove Garden Centre

Join us for our Christmas Wreath Making Workshops at Thorngrove Garden Centre Gillingham from the 10th – 12th December. A fun social activity in the lead up to Christmas – why not get a group of friends and do it together! 2pm – 3pm: Talk and demo of wreath making by Chris, our very experienced … Continue reading Christmas Wreath Making Workshops at Thorngrove Garden Centre

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Fundraising success at the Nkhoma Hospital Solar Project Launch

The Nkhoma Hospital Solar Project has officially been launched and what a fantastic launch party we had at The Walled Garden Moreton, raising just over £3,500 to kick start the project. Working in partnership with Employ My Ability (EMA), Positive Steps Charity are looking to raise £100,000 to provide solar powered electricity to Nkhoma Hospital, Malawi. As … Continue reading Fundraising success at the Nkhoma Hospital Solar Project Launch

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Big Sun Dance Solar Launch Party, Saturday 15th September 2018

Employ My Ability has been supporting Positive Steps Charity since 2015, hosting and supporting many successful fundraising events. Positive Steps is a small UK based charity run entirely by volunteers. It works to assist in providing medical and health care assistance to people in Nkhoma and the surrounding area in Malawi directly through financial support for medical care and travel … Continue reading Big Sun Dance Solar Launch Party, Saturday 15th September 2018

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Open Day, Saturday 5th May 2018

Join us for our annual Thorngrove Garden Centre open day on Saturday 5th May from 10am – 4pm. Activities will include: Fun Dog Show – bring your family pet Steam Organ Playing Reptiles and other animals from Scales & Trails Games & Stalls Bonsai and Orchid Advice throughout the day

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Hanging Basket Workshop, Wednesday 25th, Thursday 26th & Friday 27th April 2018

We will be running our hanging basket workshop again this spring on Wednesday 25th, Thursday 26th and Friday 27th April from 2pm. We will be splitting the session 2pm – 3pm talk and demonstration on hanging baskets from our head gardener Chris and then 3pm – 4pm practical session making up your own hanging basket … Continue reading Hanging Basket Workshop, Wednesday 25th, Thursday 26th & Friday 27th April 2018

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Garden Shop Opening, March 2018

We are very excited that the Garden Shop will be opening in time for Easter weekend after being closed for refurbishment. We now have on offer a wide variety of gifts, home & garden accessories including our brand-new ranges from local Dorset and Somerset companies The Cherry Tree and Moores Biscuits, plus much more. So … Continue reading Garden Shop Opening, March 2018

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