Dobbies' Cirencester store introduces kids to the wonderful world of hydroponics
Dobbies | Published 22/12/2023, last updated 18/01/2024
Dobbies, the UK's leading garden centre, is unveiling its first Little Seedlings workshop of 2024. The free session, taking place on Sunday 7th January in its Cirencester store, will help children discover the fascinating world of hydroponics, an innovative method of growing plants in water instead of soil.
Designed for children aged 4-10, Dobbies' Little Seedlings Club workshops are fun, educational and interactive. They encourage kids to embrace the nature and wildlife around them and nurture a passion for gardening and protecting the environment along the way.
Children in Cirencester will learn how to propagate plants and grow them using the hydroponic technique, feeding them with mineral nutrient salts dissolved in water, and explore the differences between growing with soil or water. Additionally, care tips will be shared, including ensuring your water is nutrient rich and the plant is aerated, allowing the roots to get enough oxygen for optimal growth.
Most plants can grow hydroponically, but Dobbies' experts will showcase some of the plants best suited to the hydroponic method, including strawberries, tomatoes and lettuce, making it a fun activity the whole family can enjoy.
Chloë Bell, Dobbies' Community & CSR Communications Executive, is excited to kick off the new year with this hydroponics Little Seedlings workshop. She said: "We love to encourage children to connect with nature and gardening, and this workshop will dive into the world of hydroponics, giving all attendees the chance to learn a new way of indoor gardening and explore its benefits.
We welcome children of all ages and abilities to head along to our Cirencester store and take part in this fun-filled session. It's a great opportunity to learn something new, make friends and enjoy a new hobby."
To learn more about Dobbies? Little Seedlings Club Sessions, please visit www.dobbies.com/little-seedlings