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Haskins Garden Centres announces competition to celebrate National Tree Week

November 14, 2017

Haskins is encouraging gardeners to make the most of National Tree Week with a new competition to win a tree for the garden, school or local community. National Tree Week takes place from Saturday November 25 until Sunday December 3. First initiated in 1975, it is the UK’s largest tree celebration annually which launches the…

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Make your own pumpkin soup with Haskins this Halloween

October 23, 2017

Haskins is encouraging gardeners to make the most of their home-grown pumpkins with a delicious soup recipe for Halloween.   Alasdair Urquhart, plant advisor at Haskins Garden Centres, commented: “Making your own pumpkin soup is simple and rewarding. Even if you haven’t had time to grow your own this year, you can still follow our…

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Staff Success

September 26, 2017

Haskins was proud to celebrate with the Institute of Learning Management, Level 2 graduates for 2016/17.   7 members of staff studied the course in 2016/17 from 3 of our 4 centres and Head Office. The ILM course is a recognised leadership and management training programme designed to enable staff to reach their leadership potential…

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‘Lost’ daffodil bulb variety dating back to 1623 on sale at Haskins Garden Centres

September 12, 2017

An unusual double daffodil bulb is on sale at Haskins Garden Centres to coincide with the centre’s Bulb Festival.   The sweet-smelling ‘Narcissus telamonius plenus Van Sion’ originally dates back to 1623 and is on sale for £4.99 at Haskins during its very own Bulb Festival. The Van Sion lost daffodil variety is the same…

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Greenfingers charity receives donation from Haskins Garden Centres

August 11, 2017

The green-fingered team at Haskins presented Greenfingers charity with a cheque to mark their most recent donation of £12,002.37.   The fundraising total includes money raised from Haskins’ buying director’s Wing Walk last month, as well as money raised throughout the year from the sale of carrier bags in all centres. Conna Powles, group buying…

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Haskins Garden Centres tops multiple categories at the Garden Centre Association South Thames regional awards

August 8, 2017

Celebrations are taking place at Haskins after the garden centre group was acknowledged at this year’s Garden Centre Association South Thames regional awards.   The title of ‘Garden Centre of the Year’ in the Destination Garden Centre category was awarded to Haskins’ Roundstone centre. The Roundstone centre also scooped ‘The Barton Grange Trophy for Innovation…

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Create your own tomato salsa recipe with Haskins Garden Centres

August 3, 2017

Haskins is encouraging gardeners to make the most of their home-grown tomatoes with a delicious salsa recipe for summer.   Alasdair Urquhart, plant advisor at Haskins Garden Centres, commented: “Growing your own tomatoes is simple and rewarding. Most tomato plants will begin to ripen in August, providing plenty of delicious tomatoes for late summer. “Start…

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Haskins teams celebrate Visual Merchandising Success

July 27, 2017

This month, at our company conference, we celebrated our new visual merchandising standards. Each Haskins Centre has been working hard over the last twelve months to develop their VM skills and take their customer experience to the next level. In a close run competition, we are pleased to announce that the 2017 Haskins Awards for…

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Get your garden ready now for a display of spring colour with Haskins Garden Centres

July 21, 2017

Haskins is encouraging gardeners to plan ahead for next year and has created a bulb planter guide to add a burst of colour after the dull autumn and winter months. Alasdair Urquhart, plant advisor at Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown, commented: “Gardening requires patience, especially when it comes to planting bulbs in the autumn ready…

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