Halloween Display at Thorngrove

Although we don’t have an official Halloween event of our own for families this year, we are pleased to say that our Employ My Ability service users have been busy building a display for the Gillingham Trick or Treat Trail! Many businesses in the surrounding are also taking part, and maps for the trail, in … Continue reading Halloween Display at Thorngrove

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Dine in comfort at Thorngrove

Have you been to visit recently? Right now we’re unable accommodate dining inside, so we’ve taken steps to ensure our outside seating area for the café is as cosy as it can be during this time of year. Fully covered, enclosed AND heated, dining at The Secret Garden Café has never been better! The same … Continue reading Dine in comfort at Thorngrove

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Plant of the Month – October

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 … Continue reading Plant of the Month – October

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October in your garden…

Autumn is upon us but there’s still plenty to do in the garden, here is just a few things to be getting on with! Thorngrove expert Chris Francis has collated his best tips for the month, but if you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch! Divide established rhubarb crowns to create … Continue reading October in your garden…

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Garden Centre Update

Thorngrove Garden Centre – Covid Secure Policy updates. In response to the recent Government announcements, we are adjusting our policy to adhere to the new restrictions and ensure the continued safety of all customers and staff. This primarily affects The Secret Garden Café These new rules come in to play from TOMORROW (24th Sept) and … Continue reading Garden Centre Update

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September – In your garden

September is here and there is plenty to be done in the garden while you’re outside enjoying the last of the year’s warmth. Harvesting crops will keep you busy this month and there’s plenty of work to do tidying and maintaining plants and equipment. Timely tips! Divide your herbaceous perennials this will help keep them healthy … Continue reading September – In your garden

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Secret Garden Catering!

We’re pleased to announce that we are launching a new catering service from the team at The Secret Garden Café! From business lunches to birthdays, family and community events, our signature homemade food will be prepared into buffets to suit your needs. CLICK HERE FOR OUR CATERING MENU! We’re taking bookings already for service to … Continue reading Secret Garden Catering!

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August – In Your Garden

Resident expert Chris Francis has supplied his monthly tips for your garden this August! Collating the best tips from garden experts, and his own advice, this should keep you busy for the warm month ahead! Prune your perennial herbs such as Thyme, Oreganum, Sage etc . Cut back your lavenders to keep them compact, take … Continue reading August – In Your Garden

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Face Coverings at Thorngrove

Dear customers, Inline with government guidelines, from Friday 24th July all customers must wear a face mask / face covering in our shop, glasshouses and polytunnels. If customers do not have their own face mask, they will be offered to purchase one for £1.00 from the Thorngrove Shop door. The government has stated that anybody … Continue reading Face Coverings at Thorngrove

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Plant of the month – July

Chris’ pick for July’s plant of the month is Agapanthus (Lily of the Nile) Agapanthus is native to South Africa. The name comes from the Greek words ‘agape’ and ‘anthus’, and when put together, means love flower. They are known for their large blue or white drumstick-headed flowers. They do very well in borders or … Continue reading Plant of the month – July

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