Open Gardens goes virtual for charity

We couldn’t hold our Annual Open Gardens weekend this year, for obvious reasons. So we’ve created a special webiste where you can take a peek into some of the gardens that would have been open, and some that wouldn’t. It’s in a good cause, with voluntary donations to Weldmar Hospicecare. The address is


If you are self-isolating and you need help with shopping, medication and so on, there are local volunteers who can assist. Co-ordation is by “Refresh” – a local church project, with support from Weymouth Town Council. Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm, call 07514 114680. After 3pm and at weekends it’s 07980 730029. (If you get an answerphone, don’t worry. Someone will call you back.) Or email


These are details of some local businesses who we understand will deliver locally:

Broadway Stores –  A variety of  groceries; milk and bread; newspapers. Tel 01305 812417.

County Town Butchers, Dorchester Tel 01305 25098.

Duck’s Farm Shop, Portesham. A variety of fresh produce. Tel 01305 534111.

Jurassic Coast Farm Shop – – fresh meat, vegetables, dairy products.

Lizzie Baking Bird, Upwey. Self isolation food boxes, hot meals, and groceries – Tel 01305 816378.

Londis Harbour Stores, Weymouth. Tel 01305 839000

Roberts Food Service, Dorchester. A selection of groceries.  Tel 01305 267275.

Seabeats – fresh veg/meat/bread/dairy and a few groceries. Tel 01305 767444

South West Coast Refills, Weymouth (a zero waste shop). Food (inc. fruit and veg boxes) and cleaning supplies Tel 07958 260146.

Weyfish, Weymouth. Fresh fish. Tel 01305 761277

Copper Street Brewery, Dorchester – Tel 07970 766622.

Dorset Brewing Company Limited, Crossways – . Tel 01305 777515.

The Dorset Wine Company, Poundbury – . Tel 01305 266734.

Island Garden Nursery, Upwey – Garden Plants (order and collect). Tel 01305 814345

Nordale Pet and Farm Supplies, Broadmayne – Tel 01305 852915.

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