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Dobbies Antrim and Lisburn stores hosts free Show and Tell gardening workshop

Hannah McAtamney from Dobbies’ store in Antrim is pictured with Ronan (7) at a recent Little Seedlings Club workshop.

Hannah McAtamney from Dobbies’ store in Antrim is pictured with Ronan (7) at a recent Little Seedlings Club workshop.

Dobbies, the UK's leading garden centre retailer, is inviting children aged 4-10 to its Antrim and Lisburn stores for a free and interactive Little Seedlings workshop on Sunday 4 August, that includes a dedicated gardening Show and Tell.

Dobbies' Little Seedlings Club provides a fun and engaging environment for children to learn about plants, wildlife, and the environment.

The August workshop, Show and Tell and Growing, includes a demonstration by Dobbies' colleagues who will guide children through the various stages of growth, from a tiny seedling to flourishing adult plant.

The session in Dobbies’ Antrim and Lisburn stores covers the importance of plants, with Dobbies’ colleagues sharing hints and tips on how to grow strong and healthy plants. Children will also discover the different parts of the plant and their roles, like the vital function of roots in absorbing water and nutrients. They'll also explore the diverse habitats where plants can grow.

In celebration of the children’s efforts at home, the workshop will have a special show and tell session.

Children in Antrim and Lisburn are encouraged to bring a plant they have been growing and nurturing at home, ideally a mature example, to share their green-fingered achievements with the group.

Hannah McAtamney who delivers Little Seedlings Club workshops said:

"Our Little Seedling Club workshops at Dobbies’ Antrim and Lisburn stores are really popular with families in the area, and we can’t wait to take kids on a journey of discovery by exploring the lifecycle of plants, and the benefits and importance of gardening and growing.

“We’re looking forward to seeing some of the plants they are growing at home, and we know they will be excited to show them off too! By encouraging kids to connect with nature at a young age, we hope to inspire the next generation of gardeners."

For more information about Dobbies’ Little Seedlings Club August session or to make a booking, visit


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