Swindon garden centre marks Peter Rabbit's 120th birthday

By Barrie Hudson - 17 May 2022

  • (Picture: Stewart Attwood)

    (Picture: Stewart Attwood)

Dobbies garden centre in Swindon's Hyde Road is planning a free sustainable workshop for children on Sunday, 5 June.

The centre, in common with others in the nationwide chain, is marking the 120th anniversary of Peter Rabbit, the best known creation of author Beatrix Potter.

Children are invited to join a Grow with Peter Rabbit workshop at Dobbies’ Swindon store, which will include a range of exciting gardening-themed activities for children aged 4-10.

Dobbies is the official garden centre partner for the anniversary year. Children will delve into the world of Beatrix Potter, have the chance to explore Mr McGregor’s vegetable patch, learn how to keep their own fruit and vegetables safe in a sustainable way and how to welcome wildlife into their garden.

Sarah Murray, Partnership and Events Manager said: “We’re hosting a very special Little Seedlings Club for National Children’s Gardening Week, which celebrates our partnership with The World of Peter Rabbit and shares ways in which children can be more sustainable.

“We’re also proud to share the news that Peter Rabbit will become one of our Little Seedling Ambassadors, with blog posts being shared on dobbies.com

“Our Little Seedlings Club is always popular and we are looking forward to welcoming young gardeners to our Dobbies’ Swindon store.”

Advance booking is required, and more information can be found at dobbies.com/events

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