Holme for Gardens is a family owned Garden Centre near Wareham in Dorset run by Simon and Liz Goldsack. It started life back in the 1970’s when Simon’s father Jim Goldsack established a pick-your-own fruit farm at West Holme. The inspiration for growing plants was sown and Simon, who trained as a Horticulturalist at Writtle College in Essex, established the garden centre alongside the fruit farm, and his skill, plant knowledge and expertise has helped grow a very successful business. Now you will find a fully stocked garden centre, the nationally acclaimed Orchard Tea Room, the Holme Farm Shop and a well-established Pick Your Own Fruit Farm.
The Garden Centre
Situated in open countryside on the Isle of Purbeck, just a few miles away from the popular Jurassic Coast, and the attractions of Corfe Castle and Lulworth Cove, Holme for Gardens has been helping gardens in the area grow for the past twenty years.
Customers both new and old are delighted by the quality, range, and choice of plants. Simon and his team are experienced and knowledgeable and are all keen gardeners. Whether you need help with finding a specific plant or tree, ideas for planting up hanging baskets, pots and containers, help with soil type or composts, or advice on pest and disease problems there is always someone available to ask at Holme for Gardens. Come and choose from our stunning collection of Roses including David Austin Roses, Clematis and cottage garden plants, seasonal bedding plants and bulbs, a wide range of Herbs and Alpines, and find the excitingly rare specimen plant, tree or shrub; it’s all awaiting your discovery.
Holme will provide you with everything you need to keep your plants looking their very best. Pots and containers of all types to grow them in, composts to provide them with the best possible start in your garden, and fertilisers to feed and nourish them.
Our knowledge and expertise will inform and guide you in all aspects of plant care and help you create your dream garden.
The Orchard Tea Room
Highly Commended in 2009 Garden Retail Awards
With panoramic views over the Purbeck Hills, the light and airy Orchard tea room is the perfect place to relax and enjoy some delicious local food and a cup of Fairtrade tea or coffee. Our menu offers a choice of light lunches, ‘Holme’ made cakes and slices, and Dorset Cream Teas. We also have daily specials available using fresh seasonal ingredients. All our food is sourced as locally as possible to ensure the food we serve is fresh from the fields. In the summer months the Orchard’s patio seating area provides visitors with a delightful sun trap with its south facing aspect where one can while away the time surrounded by stunning plants and flowers.
The Orchard is a popular venue for special functions and is now available to hire in the evenings. If you would like to discuss your special occasion please call us for further information and we will be happy to help.
Holme Farm Shop
The well-stocked farm shop is brimming with delicious local produce.
Company policy is to support our local producers as much as possible helping us all to reduce our food miles. You can select from a wide range of fresh and frozen produce for your convenience and fresh bread is delivered daily from Wool and Winterborne Kingston. Organic and farm fresh meat, free range dairy produce, fruit and vegetables, speciality local cheeses including Dorset Blue Vinney and Windswept Cow, Chococo chocolate gifts and treats, award winning Olives et al, Dorset ginger, gluten free flour and speciality products, Gold Medal local Studland and Piddle beers, Luscombe Organic drinks and Lyme Bay Wines and cordials, and delicious ‘Holme’ made jams, chutneys and preserves made from our very own produce combine to provide you with everything you need for your weekly shop.
Holme Farm Pick Your Own
From June to October the Pick Your Own fruit farm at Holme for Gardens provides a mouth-watering, educational and enjoyable day out for all the family.
Come and experience the enjoyment of picking your own fruits and vegetables fresh from the fields. We have over 15 acres of fields dedicated to growing delicious crops of Strawberries, Raspberries, Currants, Gooseberries and Blueberries. Our Broad beans, Runner beans, French beans and Dig Your Own Potatoes are said to be the best tasting in the area.
See what’s available here during the growing season.
Enjoy a fun-filled ‘fruity’ summer experience at Holme in the beautiful Dorset countryside surrounded by spectacular plants and wildlife. Sign up for our newsletter ‘Fruity News’ to be kept regularly informed throughout the season on what’s picking on the farm.
We have earned an enviable reputation with our customers as ...’the best garden centre in the area for advice and healthy plants’.
Working together with experienced garden designers and landscapers over the years we have undertaken garden projects from private customers’ courtyard gardens and coastal gardens to advising local garden groups and the armed forces. Read more about our dedicated garden design service here.
Come and visit us soon to discover what we can do for you and your garden.
HAPPY GARDENING WITH HOLME