Sherborne Castle Gardens

The Gardens Group

Three Garden Centres, Poundbury Gardens (Dorchester), Castle Gardens (Sherborne) and Brimsmore Gardens (Yeovil) each offering customers a very special kind of service in individual settings – one in a converted Victorian farm building and another in the walled garden of Sherborne Castle.  Think ‘deli for plants’ rather than a supermarket!  A team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable plants-men and women, coupled with exemplary customer service and the dedication to find a perfect plant for each location is what makes people come back time and again to The Gardens Group.  Not to mention the three restaurants, a farm shop and three award-winning Christmas Displays.

Castle Gardens, Christmas shop display, 2014 ©Josie Elias

Castle Gardens, Christmas shop display, 2014
©Josie Elias



A barrel of laughs for the whole family at Castle Gardens

Taking top quality open-air theatre to the most prestigious and stunning locations throughout the UK and beyond, Illyria will return to the Castle Gardens this summer for the sixth year running. Sitting under the night sky in the walled garden, the audience can enjoy the critically-acclaimed outdoor theatre company’s humorous adaptations of The Three MusketeersThe Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Shakespeare’s, The Taming of the Shrew.

 Illyria performances at Castle Gardens

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice – Saturday 20 June

The Three Musketeers – Thursday 2 July

The Taming of the Shrew – Tuesday 4 August

Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7:30pm start.

Mike Burks, managing director of The Gardens Group, explains; “The Illyria performers never fail to ignite roaring laughter and rapturous applause amongst the audience. All you need is a picnic, rug, chair and a sense of humour, ready for an evening of fantastic entertainment.”

Tickets are now on sale from Castle Gardens, New Road, Sherborne Dorset, DT9 5NR and online via

Illyria performing The Merry Wives of Windsor

Illyria performing The Merry Wives of Windsor

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