Tickets are now on sale for the fifth annual Poyntington charity lecture, which will be held on Friday 22 November at The Gryphon Conference Centre in Sherborne from 7pm. This year’s theme is ‘The Changing Face of Garden Centres’ and as guest speaker I will be exploring the ways in which gardening has transformed over the past 25 years and the reasons why. What’s more, we will look at how our environment, wildlife community and technology will impact the way in which garden centres are run in the coming years.

Tickets are £12 each which includes canapés and a glass of wine, and all proceeds will be donated to support All Saints Church and the village hall in Poyntington. You can buy tickets in advance from Castle Gardens or by calling Allan Rodger 01963 220759 or Jill Oliver 01963 220637.