Haskins Garden Centres

Latest news from Haskins West End

Bulb Markets Offer Advice For Brighter Spring Gardens

September 12, 2014

Kevin Holmes in the Haskins Bulb market Gardening requires patience, especially when it comes to planting bulbs in the Autumn ready for a display of fabulous bright colours in the spring. To encourage local gardeners to plan ahead for next year, the teams at the four Haskins Garden Centres have created a Bulb Market section…

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Centre Staff Become Dementia Friends

September 12, 2014

Ruth Crosland (2nd left) with  Haskins team members (from left) Kevin Dorning, Liz Welch, Joolz Walford, Angie Mannwith. Over 40 staff at the Haskins Garden Centres have become Dementia Friend after attending sessions presented by Ruth Crosland, a volunteer Dementia friends champion from Alzheimer’s Society.  The team members, who now as Dementia Friends can wear…

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Proud Gardeners Share Their Photos

August 26, 2014

Lisa Looker with some of the downloaded gardeners’ photos The staff at the four Haskins Garden Centres have often wondered where the thousands of plants sold each year go and how they enhance people’s gardens.  Through the company’s website, with the incentive of winning some gift cards, customers have been sending photos of the gardens…

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Townhill Junior School Courtyard Garden Volunteers Beat The Term End Clock

July 18, 2014

(from top left) Ian Crossley with Haskins Tyler Thompson and Peter Callaway and year 3 volunteers who helped with the courtyard painting and planting. A project to create a courtyard garden between classrooms at Townhill Junior School was almost completed by a team of volunteers from the Haskins Garden Centre. Prior to their visit, a…

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New X4 Bus Route Launched At Destination Garden Centre

June 26, 2014

(from left) Xelabus Operations Director Gareth Blair and Haskins Restaurant General Manager Ben Harrison with X4 Bus stop at Haskins. An independent Hampshire bus company is to launch a new service between Southern Eastleigh, Parkway, Mansbridge, West End and Hedge End from the 23rd June.  Eastleigh based Xelabus Ltd will operate the new X4 service…

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Garden Centre Team Receives Pesticide Training

June 25, 2014

Dale Valley Training’s Instructor Richard Keast (centre) with Haskin’s Rachel Joyce and David Mansfield. Selected staff members at the Haskins Garden Centre at West End, Southampton, have undertaken training on the use and care of Pesticide Sprays.   Three of the team attended the course presented by Southampton based Dale Valley Training to cover the legislation…

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Top Cycle Fundraiser Forms Hampshire Team For Macmillan Ride

June 4, 2014

Matt Hill (centre) with the Hampshire Haskins team members (from left) Elliot Johnson, Mike Caponi, Ben Harrison and Steve Milton. Last year, Matt Hill from Winchester Gained the thanks from organisers and the accolade as the top fundraiser at the Macmillan Dorset Bike Ride, having raised over £1500 in donations and sponsorship from friends, family…

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Top 10 Plants For Bee Friendly Gardeners

May 19, 2014

Dean Ridley with the Top 10 of Bee Friendly plants. Gardeners who want to encourage Honey Bees and help local beehives thrive can now choose the best plants known to attract the important insects to their garden.   All of the Haskins Garden Centres have introduced the “B list” of the top 10 plants complete with…

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Owl and Parrot Plight Explained At Garden Centre

March 26, 2014

(from left) Mike Savage and Boo the Eagle Owl and Haskin’s Peter Callaway holding Gizmo the Scops owl. The southern branch of the Soft Landings Animal Aid Association met visitors at the Haskins Garden Centre at West End to campaign against cruelty against Parrots and Owls kept as pets.  Mike Savage and his team from…

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