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Budding young gardeners have blooming good fun at The Rock

GREEN fingered youngsters have had a blooming good time at The Rock Shopping Centre this half term.

The shopping and leisure destination unveiled its May half term installation – The Blooming Potting Shed – in time for the bank holiday weekend and kicked off with workshops around the theme ‘how does your garden grow’ on Saturday 25th May.

The wooden structure, which is in front of The Range, is covered in flowers and plant pots surrounded by a lawn with picnic benches for families to take a break from shopping whilst also creating the perfect backdrop for any social snaps.

On Saturday, the event space came to life, with a day of workshops where children could decorate a plant pot and then plant their own sunflower seed to take home. The classes were delivered by event duo Flora and Fauna.

Another day of workshops will run on Wednesday 29th May focusing on ‘why we need the buzzy bees’. They’ll run from 11am – 3pm. The workshops are completely free to attend and run on a first come, first served basis. Visit The Rock’s website to find out more.

Arnold Wilcox-Wood, Centre Director at The Rock, said: “The Blooming Potting Shed has added a vibrant splash of colour to The Rock this half term and it is wonderful to see so many children and families enjoying these free workshops.”

The Blooming Potting Shed is in situ until Sunday 2nd June.