Enjoy afternoon tea and planting workshop at garden centre this summer

Dobbies' brand ambassador, Michael Griffiths, at the garden centre's afternoon tea and planting experience <i>(Image: Thousand Word Media)</i>
Dobbies' brand ambassador, Michael Griffiths, at the garden centre's afternoon tea and planting experience (Image: Thousand Word Media)

A garden centre is set to welcome foodies and horticultural enthusiasts for a gardening workshop and afternoon tea.

Dobbies has extended its afternoon tea and planting experience at its Swindon store due to high demand.

The 90 minute events initially took place in April, and now more are scheduled on June 1 and June 8 at 3pm.

Swindon Advertiser: Dobbies' brand ambassador, Michael Griffiths, at the garden centre
Swindon Advertiser: Dobbies' brand ambassador, Michael Griffiths, at the garden centre

Dobbies' brand ambassador, Michael Griffiths, at the garden centre (Image: Thousand Word Media)

For £40, attendees can enjoy an afternoon tea and take part in an interactive workshop, taking home a planter, worth £30, created during the event.

Customers can anticipate sweet and savoury treats including finger sandwiches and scones, and unlimited tea and coffee refills.

Interactive workshops led by the centre's gardening team will follow, with attendees learning to plant up a container from scratch, using terracotta pots and seasonal plants.

Dobbies’ brand ambassador, Michael Griffiths, attended the first event in April and said it was "fantastic".

He added: "I went with my family and had a thoroughly fun day out.

“The afternoon tea was lovely and then we headed out into the planting area where the Dobbies’ horticultural team guided us through the planting activity.

"Top tips were then shared on plants that complement one another and aftercare to keep it all thriving."