Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown announces new partnership with Dorset Wildlife Trust

Haskins in Ferndown has teamed up with Dorset Wildlife Trust to help protect Dorset’s precious wildlife. As a new supporter of the charity, Haskins will help promote a sustainable future for Dorset’s wildlife and people.


As part of its partnership, Haskins will be supporting Dorset Wildlife Trust’s ongoing campaign, ‘Get Dorset Buzzing.’ The charity’s campaign aims to encourage gardeners to make their garden a haven for wildlife, which is a perfect fit for Haskins Garden Centre as the centre also strives to inspire people to protect the wildlife in their garden.

Haskins in Ferndown has signed up to be one of the selected venues for Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Facebook Live roadshow, promoting ‘Get Dorset Buzzing.’ Selected members of staff at Haskins will be interviewed as part of the charity’s live Q&A session, aiming to create positive outcomes for garden wildlife.

Lisa Looker, brand director at Haskins Garden Centres, commented: “We’re really pleased to be working with Dorset Wildlife Trust and are very excited for the roadshow which will be visiting our Ferndown centre later on this year.

“‘Get Dorset Buzzing’ is a brilliant, forward-thinking initiative to get more gardeners thinking about creating a haven for wildlife. There are many small ways to do this, including choosing plants that pollinators prefer, making a hedgehog doorway in your fence, developing a bug hotel, ensuring bird feeders are topped up… the list is endless!

“As part of our support, we want to remind people that getting out into the garden can be an excellent way to achieve mindfulness and enhance wellbeing; a ‘green prescription’ can be just the ticket to combat stress and cope with the pressures of modern society.”

Sally Cooper, corporate development officer at Dorset Wildlife Trust, added: “We’re delighted to be working with Haskins on our ‘Get Dorset Buzzing’ campaign. This project aims to raise awareness about the plight of pollinators and what people can do to help save them.

“We’re going to be working closely with Haskins this year to win over the urban gardener and take proactive steps to enhance the habitats and wildlife around us. We rely on the support of local businesses to join our network of corporate supporters and are very pleased that Haskins has come on board.”