Cranborne Garden Centre to launch new garden and host exhibition

by | Jun 9, 2016 | News | 0 comments

Making It! The Garden Room at Cranborne Garden Centre hosts acclaimed artists for The Gardens Of Cranborne open weekend

Cranborne Garden Centre is delighted to be supporting the Gardens of Cranborne Open Weekend on 18th and 19th June. The Garden Centre will launch its newly landscaped garden, designed as a collaboration between local garden designer Jenny Noscoe and the Garden Centre team. The Garden Room will also host six local artists as part of the Making It! exhibition ? three painters, two ceramicists and a sculptor, all highly acclaimed in their respective medium.

Making It! includes:
Clockwise from top left: Jonathan Garratt (ceramicist), Ursula Leach (painter), Mavis Freer (painter), Catherine Row (sculptor), Tim Nicholson (Painter), Patricia Low (ceramicist)

The Making It! exhibition presents a unique opportunity to see six celebrated artists who have never before exhibited together, in the and beautiful setting of the Garden Room.

Cranborne Garden Centre is a champion of supporting local ? hosting monthly farmers? markets, stocking local producers in the Caf? and artisans in the Gift Shop whilst also presenting a yearly schedule of events for locals and visitors.

The Gardens of Cranborne Open Weekend hosts over 20 open gardens from the famous Cranborne Manor Garden, originally laid out by John Tradescant in the 17th century, and the wonderful 18th century Number 10 Castle Street (formerly Cranborne Lodge) to elegant, period and much-loved cottage gardens. A unique experience in a delightful and historic village in the heart of Dorset.

Quick facts:
? More than 20 gardens open
? Place: Cranborne, Dorset
? Dates: June 18th & 19th 2016
? Time: 11am ? 5pm
? Price: ?8 adults; children free; no dogs please
? Ample free parking
Highlights of the many gardens opening include:

Cranborne Manor Garden: laid out by John Tradescant in the early 17th century, the structure follows a pattern of ?rooms?, delineated by hedges or walls and softened by billowing herbaceous borders.

The Garden Room at Cranborne Garden Centre: The new Garden Room at Cranborne Garden Centre will be unveiling the newly laid out garden, designed by local and garden designer Jenny Noscoe and the team of gardeners at the Garden Centre.

Number 10 Castle Street: this imposing 18th century country house boasts a magnificent formal garden with a series of grass terraces rising gently from the house. Borders are planted with shrubs, old roses and herbaceous plants. (open Sunday only)

Red Lion House: a delightful private garden which is chemical-free and uses the principles of bio-dynamic horticulture. The herbaceous borders, rose, herb and vegetable gardens are designed to reflect the local environment. There are also a number of modern sculptures.

Manor View House: this wonderful late-Georgian house boasts a beautiful walled garden, with a mass of repeat planting surrounding variegated standard hollies; deep borders are planted with a mixture of shrubs, perennials and roses.

The Old Vicarage: a mature garden with views to the church and Cranborne Manor. A natural swimming pond provides a habitat for wild life.

Bank House: a typical Edwardian small walled garden with a vine, herbaceous plantings, roses, shrubs and climbing plants.

Chase Cottage: featuring a huge mulberry tree, colourful mixed borders and a delightful garden studio displaying textile works.

Cranborne Allotments: tilled since the early part of the 19th century, these 24 plots are a wonderful example of local endeavour, perched with views over the rooftops, church spire and rolling fields.
In addition to the open gardens there will be a number of special events throughout the weekend, including:

A flower festival in the church
Popular Cranborne Fete stalls will be located in gardens around the village
Musical events and Maypole Dancing

A range of refreshments including lunches and teas will be available in the village including at the Caf? at Cranborne Garden Centre, the village pubs (The Inn at Cranborne & The Sheaf of Arrows), at the Village Hall and in some of the open gardens.

The event is being held in aid of church funds.

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