Wreath Making Workshops

Returning for 2021 are our Wreath Making Workshops! Join resident Thorngrove expert Diane Francis once again as she shows you how to make your very own Christmas Wreath. Workshops are twice a day from Monday 6th December to Friday 10th December 10am-12pm and then 2pm-4pm. Tickets for the workshop are £5 + the final cost … Continue reading Wreath Making Workshops

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Plant of the month – Callicarpa bush (beauty berry)

Known as the beauty berry, Callicarpa comes into its own in the autumn as it bears dense clusters of small jewel-like purple blue berries against bare stems, its dark green foliage also puts on a good show in autumn turning golden and red before they fall. It’s a medium sized shrub and looks god in … Continue reading Plant of the month – Callicarpa bush (beauty berry)

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October in your garden…

The chill has arrived (along with some more rain!) which means Autumn is in full swing – but there’s still plenty to do in the garden! Chris and Diane are back for some monthly gardening tips. Here’s a few things you can be getting on with during October… Cut back perennials that have died down, … Continue reading October in your garden…

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Hanging Basket Workshops

Back again for Autumn we’re hosting hanging basket workshops with Thorngrove expert Chris Francis! Create a beautiful hanging basket full of seasonal flowers and brighten up your home. Tickets are £5 for the demo, plus cost of basket and plants used that you take home. Sessions will daily from 4th-7th May, 2pm-4pm. BOOK NOW by … Continue reading Hanging Basket Workshops

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Plant of the month – September

Our plant of the month for September is Physostegia (Obedient flower) It’s a Herbaceous perennial. Likes full sun to partial shade. It will grow in most soil conditions from clay to sandy loam If you have young children this is a great plant to have a bit of fun with because if you bend the … Continue reading Plant of the month – September

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September in your garden

It doesn’t feel like a month ago I was giving you tips for August and yet here we are in September already! The year is flying by.  Here at Thorngrove we’ve been busy potting up winter cyclamen, pansies and violas ready for the Autumn. So here are a few tips to keep you busy in … Continue reading September in your garden

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New Menu in the Café

We’re delighted to unveil our brand new menu in The Secret Garden Café which is available from today – the 1st September! With some brilliant new additions, it’s one of our most diverse menus yet, including some new signature Secret Garden dishes! Esme and the café team look forward to serving you. Click here to … Continue reading New Menu in the Café

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TG at Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show

Who’s heading to Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show next week? It’s on Wednesday and Thursday and we’ll be there on both days so please do stop by our stand, say hello and learn more about the services, staff, and products we have at Thorngrove! We’ll be by the green entrance, and we can’t wait to see … Continue reading TG at Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show

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Plant of the month – Rudbeckia

Rudbeckia (also known as the cone flower) There are perennial and annual types – both are valuable for giving you colour in late Summer and Autumn The colour range is limited to yellow, orange and mahogany red but the flowers are large and plentiful and really stand out this time of year. They are identified … Continue reading Plant of the month – Rudbeckia

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August…in your garden

We hope everyone’s been enjoying the summer! Chris is on hand with more fantastic garden tips to keep you busy this August. Prune your perennial herbs such as Thyme, Oreganum, Sage etc . Cut back your lavenders to keep them compact, take away the complete flower stem and a couple of cms of this years … Continue reading August…in your garden

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