Best Garden Centres and Farm Shops to visit near Yeovil, Sherborne and Bridport

Whether you are planning to spruce up the garden for the summer or just fancy a nice day out with a cup of tea, we have great recommendations on where to head in our area.

Palmers Garden Centre in Yeovil

Fresh, clean and contemporary Garden Centre with a relaxing atmosphere that allows you to enjoy every minute that you spend here.

They pride themselves on providing a shopping experience for your home and garden. Be inspired by their extensive range of plants, bulbs, trees, rose bushes and comfortable and practical garden furniture, BBQ and outdoor living accessories.

And when you have finished thinking about your garden, just go inside and browse through their wondrous array of thoughtful gifts, with brands such as Wrendale, Kilner and Earth Squared, there is something special for everyone.  At Palmers Garden Centre they even offer a gift-wrapping service, so the only thing you have to worry about is choosing the right card to go with your gift.

If you are new to gardening or simply embarking on a new project, their knowledgeable team of experts will provide you with advice on anything from planning and designing your patio, to selecting the best herbs and vegetables that will thrive in your soil.

Last, but by no means least; indulge yourself in their delightful restaurant. Make your mouth water with homemade cakes, aromatic coffee, freshly prepared traditional favourites, and lunch packs for the kiddies, all of which makes their restaurant an ideal spot for any occasion. Well worth a visit if out and about in Yeovil.

White cup of coffee next to two slices of raisin bread on a white square plate on a wooden table. - Home Instead

Groves Nurseries in Bridport

It’s never too early to start planning the growing year ahead, nothing beats the taste of home-grown fruit & vegetables. Groves Nurseries is the place to head when in Bridport area asthey have an amazing selection of plants at Bridport branch with the addition of Ivy House Kitchen which offers the perfect place to meet friends in a relaxed modern environment. Ideal for breaking up a journey to and from the southwest, they have takeaway options if you are in a hurry.

Although smaller, the Little Groves in Beaminster has it’s own charm. Being named ‘The scratch and sniff nursery’ in the Telegraph, Little Groves specialises in growing herbs, as well as growing all of their own vegetable plants and many herbaceous perennials.

Rows of small succulents with rounded leaves planted in red pots, arranged closely together. - Home Instead

Greensleeves Nursery & Farm Shop near Yeovil

Early spring is the time to start thinking about your garden and vegetable plots. Greensleeve Nursery has all seasonal garden needs covered. Be it seed potatoes or seasonal onions, they have got something for everyone, providing a number of varieties to choose from. The early months of spring still bring some coldspells, so you shouldn’t forget about the birds in your gardens. With a huge supply of bird food which you can buy by weight, if you wish to be extra sustainable you can even bring in your own container. 

Greensleeve Farm Shop in Lower Odcombe has many treats to offer whether you are looking for a unique gift for someone or just something special to spruce up your Sunday Lunch, with bakery, dairy, meat and spices from local suppliers you would be sure to find a gem. Or be adventureous and try their amazing rye sourdough with some Dorset blue vinny & fig salami.

Woodpecker with black and white feathers pecking at suet in a metal bird feeder against a blurred green background. - Home Instead

Castle Gardens in Sherborne

Mike and Louise Burks founded The Gardens Group when they opened Castle Gardens in 1987 after graduating from the University of Bath with degrees in Horticulture. Home to thousands of plants all year round, some of which are grown on site, Castle Gardens is situated in the original walled kitchen garden of Sherborne Castle Estate and has blossomed into a vibrant garden centre at the heart of the local community. So if you are aspiring to be a greenfingered king or queen you will be sure to get a helping hand from The Gardens Group team who regularly organise events to help raise awareness of their vital initiatives, while also promoting interest in gardening along the way.

Assorted colorful ceramic pots, some are empty while others contain flowering plants, displayed in a garden shop. - Home Instead

North Perrott Fruit Farm

Jonathan & Anwen are the 3rd generation to tend to the orchards and the farm shop was one of the first in the area. It has continually developed for over 50yrs to remain relevant to our community. Their mission is to promote Local, Natural & Healthy food toward a sustainable rural economy. They press apples and pears on the farm and make over 30 named varieties of juice, which are sold at Noth Perrott Fruit Farm Shop and in many farm shops in the South West of England. There is never been a better time to eat local produce. Knowing that your food is local, supports the rural economy and reduces environmental impact in the food supply chain. Here is how to find your way to them.

Close-up of a red apple with speckles hanging from a tree branch with green and dry leaves. - Home Instead