children invited to get green-fingered for Mother's Day
from Burnham-On-Sea have been invited to a garden centre during
March to have a go at making mums a special present for Mothering
Monkton Elm Garden & Pet Centre is hosting several planting
workshops for youngsters to plant up baskets of winter pansies and
violas on March 24 and 25 from 9.30am until 1pm and from 2pm until
4.30pm and on March 26 from 10.30am until 1pm and from 2pm until
Andrew Pitman, Store Manager at the independent garden centre at
Monkton Heathfield near Bridgwater, said: "Its always
nice for mums to receive a special gift from their sons or daughters
on Mothers Day so we thought we would offer children the opportunity
to plant up baskets of pansies or violas for their mums."
"The workshops will take place in our seasonal plant hall and
all of the materials will be provided, including an array of locally-grown
pansies and violas that children can choose from."
People are welcome to drop in to either workshop on the days, no
booking is necessary. The workshops will cost £2.99 per child
and all children will need to be accompanied by an adult.
Andrew added: "As well as making a lovely gift, the workshops
are a great way to get children interested in gardening and learning
how to plant something up."