Two free workshops are taking place at Dobbies garden centre in Royston in January to help people of all ages make a positive start to the New Year.

The first 'Grow How' session will be held at 10.30am on Saturday, January 7, and will give customers a guide on how to incorporate houseplants into their home.

Dobbies' experts will showcase the different air purifying houseplants available to buy, how to use them in your indoor spaces, the benefits associated with having houseplants and care tips on how to look afer them.

Participants can learn how houseplants can brighten up their homes in addition to having a positive effect on their health and wellbeing.

The garden centre is also running its Little Seedlings Club for children aged four to 10, and takes place on the morning of Sunday, January 8, with free, bookable sessions.

In the sessions, children will learn how to enjoy the new year in the garden and discover the history of new year traditions and resolutions.

They will also learn about the luck and prosperity associated with eating black-eyed peas, alongside plants to grow in January, seeds to sow and how to prepare your garden for the year ahead.

Dobbies' partnership and events manager Sarah Murray said: "January is a great time to make plans and learn a new skill or hobby.

"We’re always looking to help sow some passion and encourage our customers in Royston to try something new.

"Houseplants are a great way to enhance your space and improve your mood - not only will your home feel refreshed, but so will you.

"We’re looking forward to our houseplant Grow How event being a popular one. For our Little Seedlings, our workshop on making a positive start in the garden aims to be both motivational and inspiring for young gardening fans.

"We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our sessions throughout 2022 and are excited to kick off the year with these two, free workshops to help customers start as they mean to go on."

The workshops are aiming to highlight sustainability, with horticultural experts showcasing environmentally-friendly products on sale in the store.