A spring in our step!


A lovely April has meant Thorngrove is buzzing and much-loved community events are finally back, says a happily tired Kelsi-Dean Buck.

What an absolutely stunning April we had. The weather over Easter felt like Summer had arrived early on some days, and we just could not get enough. At the garden centre, the warmth and sunshine meant that many of our plants began to spring into life as they sought to soak up some of them golden rays!
We also saw our first children’s event since late 2019, as we hosted Easter Crafts at Thorngrove, and it was a huge success with a brilliant turnout. We want to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who attended
and spread the word about our event. We look forward to putting on more as the year goes on.

The Thorngrove team proudly attended the Spring Countryside Show, with a selected range of plants for the show visitors to browse

The furniture’s out
Our brand new range of garden furniture went on sale in April too. We had a few available last year but this time we’ve really extended the range and there are so many beautiful items to choose from, whether it’s a fire pit, hanging chair, rattan dinging set and more – there’s something for all tastes and needs! (browse the range on our website today).
At the time of writing, it’s the Monday after the weekend of the Spring Countryside show, which we attended proudly, offering a selected range of plants to the show visitors, while also taking some time to have a wander around and see all the fantastic local businesses and entertainment all coming together again for this important community event. We can’t wait for the Gillingham & Shaftesbuy show later in the summer which we’ll also be at!

Thorngrove’s got basket
Let’s see…what else is going on… oh yes, that’s right, our famous hanging basket workshops are back for late spring! There will still be time to book your place once this issue hits your inbox.
Thorngrove expert Chris Francis will be on hand to help you get creative, and create a beautiful and unique handing basket full of seasonal plants of your choice. These events always fill up so please book to avoid
Phew… I think that about covers it for now. Right, where’s our ‘To Do’ list…the roses need watering (they’ll be blooming soon!!). Stop by Thorngrove this May for all your gardening needs. We’d love to chat about ideas and how to make the most of your garden space. See you soon!

Kelsi Dean Buck Thorngrove Garden Centre


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