Children aged four to 10 are invited to take part in a free gardening workshop at Dobbies Royston this weekend.

The September Little Seedlings Club workshop will take place at the store on Sunday, September 3, teaching children to connect with the natural world through their senses.

During the workshop, Dobbies' team of gardening experts will focus on the five senses: sight, sound, smell, taste and touch.

Children will learn the role that sight and sound play in the garden, from the rustling of leaves to the chirping of birds, and why apples taste sweet and vegetables like broccoli taste earthy.

Chrysanthemums play a large role in enhancing sensory gardens, and there will be a chance to explore how these flowers engage multiple senses at once.


Dobbies' horticultural director Marcus Eyles said: "We’re looking forward to making nature even more exciting to young gardening fans and helping them understand how their senses all work in harmony."

The workshop takes place at 10.15am, and lasts for approximately an hour. Parents or guardians must stay with their children for the duration of the workshop.

Children will receive a membership pack containing an attendance card and stickers.

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