Commemorative tree planted for Poundbury residents 

Poundbury Garden Tree planting ceremonyOn Saturday 5 March, Mike Burks, managing director of The Gardens Group (above right), planted a tree in Woodlands Crescent as a gift to local residents during Poundbury Gardens’ 10-year anniversary celebrations. The Alnus incana Aurea, which is more commonly known as a Golden Alder, was a particular favourite of Mike’s father, David Burks, who was a regular visitor to both the garden centre and the neighbouring park during its early years. Full story: Read more

Flower Show Forum will sow seeds of change for gardening clubs around the UK

Iwerne Minster Flower Show On Thursday 17 March representatives from the Royal Horticultural Society’s Affiliated Societies team, Britain’s largest network of gardening clubs and horticultural societies, will join a Flower Show Forum at Castle Gardens in Sherborne, Dorset from 2pm – 4pm. Chaired by Mike Burks, managing director of The Gardens Group, the Flower Show Forum will offer gardening clubs, which are currently seeing a decline in entries to their garden competitions, a chance to share their concerns and devise a plan to rejuvenate these traditional shows. Full story: Read more