Fun workshops for green-fingered kids

CHILDREN have been invited to Dobbies Garden Centre this Sunday (April 11) to take part in a FREE fun hands-on workshop to learn about growing fruit at home, as the Little Seedlings Club launches in Cumbernauld for the first time.

Thursday, 8th April 2010, 12:34 pm
Updated Thursday, 8th April 2010, 12:34 pm

The club is for children aged four to ten where youngsters learn about plants, wildlife and the environment, and the first Cumbernauld workshop will be held at 11am and 1pm on Sunday April 11, and will run once a month thereafter.

At the first workshop, youngsters will learn some fun facts about fruit and how to sow seeds, which they then get to take home to grow fresh tomatoes.

Talking about the launch of the Little Seedlings Club, Kenny Duke, general manager at Dobbies Garden World Cumbernauld, said: "The garden is a great place to introduce curious little minds to the wonders of the natural world in a way that's fun and likely to spark an interest that will last a lifetime.

"Children are also much more likely to eat fresh fruit and veg they've grown. The Little Seedlings Club is a perfect way to inspire children to get out into the garden and allow them to get their hands dirty without getting in trouble!"

Children joining the Little Seedlings Club will receive a welcome pack which includes a special meal deal, fun stickers and other information on the club.

To find out more please contact Dobbies Garden World Cumbernauld on (01236) 736100.