Yesterday we were joined by more than 30 Councillors from across Dorset as we hosted afternoon tea for the West Dorset District Council Chairman’s Civic Day. The coach arrived at Castle Gardens in the pouring rain but it didn’t deter anyone and we were greeted with a host of smiles.

Our restaurant team presented them with a selection of delicious cakes and scones in the Butterfly House, I said a few words and it seemed like a great time was had by all. It was a pleasure to host the event – here’s a selection of images from the visit.


Well, Christmas build up has almost finished with just Castle Gardens to go this Thursday from 7.30pm. We had crowds through the door at our Christmas display open nights at both Poundbury and Brimsmore and have had some amazing comments so thank you to everyone for their support.

For those who didn’t make it to Brimsmore or Poundbury, we’ll be pleased to welcome you to Castle Gardens this Thursday for a glass of mulled wine and mince pie or two!