Latest news from Haskins Ferndown

Safer Shopping

May 18, 2020

Safer Shopping at Haskins Garden Centres Measures update From Monday 14th September the Government advice now includes the Rule of 6. This advises a maximum group size of 6 people permitted to meet in either the indoor or outdoor areas of our restaurants and garden centres. People from different households should maintain socially distanced at…

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Clarity and reassurance on disposal of plants due to COVID-19

May 6, 2020

Dear readers, I would like to provide further clarity and reassurance on the subject of the large number of plants which Haskins has had to dispose of due to the COVID-19 lockdown, as recently reported in the media. Haskins has, as reported, experienced losses in the region of £125,000 relating to perishable plant stocks across…

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Working from home: the benefits of houseplants

April 27, 2020

With a significant increase in the number of people working from home, in response to the current Government-enforced lockdown, Haskins Garden Centres wanted to share the extraordinary health benefits of houseplants and how they can improve your workspace at home. It is unknown how long we will be working from our makeshift home offices, therefore,…

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Maximising the health benefits of gardening with Haskins Garden Centres

April 8, 2020

Gardening is proven to have mental and physical health benefits, and while the country is under lockdown, gyms are shut and movement is limited, we wanted to share our  Haskins’ top tips to maximise the health benefits of gardening. Requiring physical movement, gardening can be an enjoyable form of exercise and activity can be adapted…

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Create an Easter family favourite with Haskins Garden Centres’ carrot cupcakes

April 3, 2020

Easter is a time to indulge in your favourite springtime treats. Haskins has created a carrot cupcake recipe just in time for Easter, also serving as a reminder to gardeners that now is the time to begin sowing carrot seeds. Edible flowers also make a delightful finishing touch on top of the cupcakes.   Ingredients…

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Haskins Garden Centres awarded silver accreditation for investment in its team

March 13, 2020

Haskins Garden Centres has been awarded the ‘We Invest In People, Silver Accreditation’, a recognition of its dedication to putting people first and ensuring Haskins is a great place to work for all staff. 20 per cent of all businesses who apply through the Investors in People scheme are awarded with the silver accreditation. Achieving…

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Wessex Cancer Trust’s wellness days

March 4, 2020

Haskins Garden Centre has donated over £5,500 to Wessex Cancer Trust, through its Charitable Fund, to allow the charity to run six wellness retreat days throughout the year. Beverley Stark-Halliwell, employee of Haskins, nominated the Wessex Cancer Trust for the grant after her sister received support from the charity. Sofie Bennett, director of development at…

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Create this winter warmer – rhubarb crumble recipe

March 4, 2020

Create this winter warmer with Haskins Garden Centres’ rhubarb crumble recipe. With a frosty nip still in the air, Haskins has created a rhubarb crumble recipe for gardeners to use with their homegrown rhubarb. Alasdair Urquhart, Haskins’ in-house plant expert, commented: “Rhubarb ‘Timperley Early’ is one of the earliest rhubarb varieties that can be ready…

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Haskins Garden Centre celebrates successful year of fundraising for Faithworks Wessex

January 28, 2020

Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown has announced a fundraising total of £7,738.75 during 2019 for its nominated charity, Faithworks Wessex.   Throughout the year, Haskins’ team members held a series of fundraising events and completed a number of challenges in aid of the local charity including a static bikeathon, the Bournemouth Marathon Festival Supernova 5K…

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