Dobbies Garden Centre in Royston will host a free workshop teaching people how to grow soft fruits.

The workshop will take place in the store at 10.30am on Saturday, March 2.

There will be a 10 to 15-minute demonstration showing how soft fruits, including strawberries, blueberries and blackberries, can be grown in small spaces.

Attendees will also be able to ask questions about challenges they have had growing fruit and receive advice.

The experts will show how to prepare the garden with appropriate soil, nurture young plants, and harvest ripe fruits.

On Sunday, March 3, the store's Little Seedlings club will also focus on soft fruits, teaching children aged between four and 10 about fruit, then helping them put what they have learnt into practice with a strawberry-growing activity.


Dobbies’ horticultural expert, Zoe Stanmore said: "Soft fruits come in so many delicious varieties, and they can be grown in compact pots, so you don't need a big space to start growing your own.

"It’s not essential to have a large outdoor space – a pot in a well-lit space is ideal.

"Fertilise your soil correctly, and if you water and prune as and when needed, you can expect a good harvest."