A haul of boxes containing thousands of baubles and Christmas ornaments are currently being delivered across all three centres in preparation for our much-anticipated and award-winning Christmas displays. With decorating ready to commence in the next couple of weeks, it won’t be long until gardeners of all ages will feel the Christmas spirit as they wander through the meandering displays, twinkling lights and feast on festive food and drink.

October will also see The Apple Tree Farm Shop host a traditional German-inspired market, which will be filled with festive food and drink supplied by local producers including Lyme Bay Winery, Perry’s Cider, Bramley and Gage, Tom’s Pies, Hotch Potch and The Bay Tree.

Christmas display open evenings:

Poundbury Gardens, Dorchester – Wednesday 4 October from 7:30pm

Brimsmore Gardens, Yeovil – Wednesday 11 October from 7:30pm

Castle Gardens, Sherborne – Thursday 19 October from 7:30pm