News & Events

Holme runs several events each year including gardening talks, group bookings for evening garden tours and various events listed below.

However you can book our facilities for private parties, family celebrations and weddings
To hire one of the following for a private party or Wedding
the Orchard Cafe
the Mulberry Terrace
the Lower Pond
or the Events Lawn

The Farm Shop at Holme

Mouth Watering Pastries

Buy your Frozen croissants or Pain au Chocolat.
Place them on a baking tray the evening before to let them prove. In the morning bake them for 15 minutes, serve and ENJOY. We are a one stop FARM SHOP, serving freshly made breads, milk, cheeses, cakes, meats, deli treats, ciders, chocolates and the very best local Dorset produce. The Shop is open everyday with plenty of free parking. Look forward to seeing you soon.

WEDDING at Holme

Holme for Gardens is the ideal venue for a Purbeck wedding. The Event Field is situated perfectly to make the most of these glorious tranquil gardens, beautiful open countryside, strawberry fields and orchards. Drinks and canapés can be held around the idyllic ponds, followed by a meal of your choice in a wedding marquee to your specification on the Event Field. Your guests are also welcome to camp on the site (for a small extra charge) and breakfast can be served in the Orchard Café to finish off the weekend perfectly!

Gardens at Holme

Simon and Liz have been landscaping and developing the grounds here at Holme to create a labyrinth of gardens, full of different ideas and visions for you all to enjoy. These glorious gardens, surrounded by the Isle of Purbeck, continue to be a talking point amongst our visitors. The beautiful plants and colourful borders produce a lovely, uplifting display throughout the spring, summer and autumn.
Simon has planted up 1000’s of bulbs for a spectacular display of colour next year. So join us in the spring to tiptoe amongst the tulips and dance around the daffodils……

Licensed Wedding Venue

image       Our unique location gives you a beautiful countryside setting for your celebration.  Come and see for yourself.

To enquire please contact POLLY by emailing or Sue at or by Calling Sue on 01929 554716 (6)


Orchard News

PURBECK FILM FESTIVAL – Thursday 26th October and Friday 27th October. WE ARE NOW FULL ON BOTH NIGHTS. Now taking booking for CHRISTMAS. The Orchard is a lovely venue for Christmas Parties and we can accommodate large or small groups. Tea with SANTA, Santa has agreed to take time out of his busy schedule to meet some more lovely children in the Orchard this Christmas. He will be with us on Tuesday 19th and Thursday 21st December from 3pm to 5pm. He has a present for each child and there will be some magical stories to enjoy. Booking is essential.

Holme for Gardens Plant Centre

Holme for Gardens have been selling the best quality plants for over 25 years and this year we have gone further afield to sourced plants from all over Europe for you, our customer to enjoy. Come and see our range of the healthiest trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials and bedding that we stock. Autumn is just around the corner and it is now the time to pick from our fantastic selection of bulbs. At Holme you will find the most amazing colours, smells and visions that will look stunning in your garden all year round. Ask the experts the next time you are here and make the best of your garden. We offer a delivery service for a small charge.

Events this Summer

This Summer we have enjoyed some great Open Days here at Holme and we are really looking forward to next year’s Events. Please leave your comments on Tripadvisor if you have enjoyed Holme for Gardens this year, and don’t forget to keep up to date with events and offer by liking our Facebook page.

What people say…

You will never want to go to another garden centre again.... this one is so different, friendly and inspirational. Couldn't ask for more. What a lovely way to waste an afternoon! Our favourite place to go. Just love walking around the beautiful vast gardens, and enjoying a Dorset cream Tea overlooking the landscaped ponds. Highly Recommended. On visiting Holme Nurseries for the first time I was impressed with the variety and quality of the plants, but not only that the Orchard tea room (and the cake!) plus the local produce for sale in their shop made it a very relaxed and enjoyable visit - will definitely go again, maybe with some friends next time!

Holme Garden Centre has so much to look at, I was overwhelmed with the choice

‘ have been a great help Simon, our garden is beyond our wildest dreams, with just the most amazing vista of colour and tasteful design, thank you.’

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