After re-opening last November under new ownership, Cranborne Garden Centre held its official launch last weekend, to reveal its plans for the future.
Planning consent has been granted for a new multi-functional building on site and details are being finalised for construction.
This building will be used to host pop-up cultural and retail events and for a programme of lecturers, workshops and courses on a range of horticultural, culinary and cultural subjects, as well as for private events.
Local garden designer Jenny Noscoe has also drawn plans to create a new courtyard garden in front of the new building.
Work has already started on the garden and visitors will be able to see the garden take shape over the coming months and years.
This weekend will see the launch of a new menu in the caf?. New chef Declan Chubb, said: ?We will be serving good honest, tasty dishes, cooked to a high standard and using produce from our new kitchen garden.
?We will continue to serve our traditional favourites, but are adding new and exciting specials, which will change regularly.
?As always all the cakes and scones are handmade here, the new kitchen garden has been established, and the early crops of salad are already being services in the caf?.?
Claire Whitehead, owner of Cranborne Garden Centre, added: ?I am extremely proud of what we have achieved over the last four months and the garden centre is now well on its way to being restored to its former glory.
?We are very excited by all our future plans and now look forward to bringing them to fruition.?