Swindon garden centre to celebrate National Gardening Week with free patio plant workshop

By Jessica Durston - 2 May 2023

BusinessHome and Garden

This National Gardening Week (1-7 May 2023)? Dobbies Swindon, is hosting a free Grow How session with a live demonstration on how to design the perfect patio with stylish pots and plants.

Taking place on Saturday 6 May at 10:30am, this interactive workshop to help individuals create the perfect patio is said to be suitable for all levels of gardeners.

Beginners who dream of growing and nurturing beautiful plants to brighten up their patios are welcome, as are experts searching for new ways to enhance their outside space.  

Dobbies’ gardening experts say they will demonstrate how to select the right pots and plants, with an emphasis on striking the perfect balance of colour and style.

Key plants that will be a focus as part of the event will include Hydrangea and Senetti, and the team will advise on the correct tools, peat-free compost and watering for a successful season.

Marcus Eyles, Dobbies’ Horticultural Director, said: “We are constantly searching for ways to inspire people in Swindon to get involved in gardening. Growing plants for your patio is not only good for the environment and your mental health, but it is also a fun way to get the whole family involved in a project.

“You could even be inspired by the Coronation over this special weekend. National Gardening Week this year has a focus on ‘creating a Coronation container’. If you’re looking to create a regal display, consider plants in deep shades of blue, purple and magenta for a striking look reminiscent of King Charles III’s royal gardens. Pansy and Viola plants are great for this as they work well in containers and will give your pots a wonderful fresh look.

“We are really looking forward to this workshop and hope we inspire some beautiful new patio plants.”

More information about how to take part in Dobbies’ Grow How session can be found online at: Grow How | Dobbies Garden Centres.

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