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Haskins Garden Centre staff conquer 5k challenge in aid of Faithworks Wessex

09 October 2019

Twelve team members from Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown conquered the Bournemouth Marathon Festival Supernova 5K on Saturday October 6. The team from Haskins ran in aid of Faithworks Wessex, the centre’s chosen charity of the year for 2019. Faithworks Wessex is a local independent Christian charity that helps people get out of crisis and…

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Haskins Garden Centres unveils Christmas department for festive early birds

01 October 2019

Haskins Garden Centres has launched its Christmas shop at all four of its centres across the south.   Customers can browse a huge variety of festive gifts for the home, plus inspired ideas for gardeners of all ages and abilities. There is also the chance to purchase decorations for the home, with a wide range…

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Three is the magic number for Haskins Garden Centre in Cultivation Street’s Ambassador competition

26 September 2019

Three customer services assistants from Haskins Garden Centres across the south have been announced as runners-up in Cultivation Street’s National Ambassador of the Year competition.   Sophie Menjou, a Cultivation Street Ambassador for Haskins in West End (Hampshire), Diane Mackintosh and Toni Middleton, Ambassadors for Haskins in Snowhill (Sussex), have each received a highly-commended recognition…

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Leading garden centre group announces the return of popular Bulb Festival

16 September 2019

With it’s popular Bulb Festival now in full swing, Haskins wants to encourage gardeners to celebrate and showcase the fanfare of colours which can be achieved through bulb planting.   Haskins’ Bulb Festival continues across all four garden centres until Sunday November 17. There are more than 250 bulb varieties on sale, with a focus…

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Leading garden centre offers hints and tips on how to enjoy blackberries in peak season

29 August 2019

The leading garden centre group, Haskins Garden Centres, wants to encourage gardeners to make the most of peak blackberry season with an easy and delicious blackberry crumble.   Blackberries are extremely versatile and can be used in numerous recipes as they have a rich taste. Best harvested at the beginning of September, blackberries can be…

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Haskins provides 600 reusable water bottles to staff to reduce its environmental footprint

27 August 2019

Leading garden centre group, Haskins Garden Centres, has allocated all 600 team members with a reusable water bottle to help reduce single-use plastic in the overall business.   Head office has been looking further into the company’s recycling and waste policy in order to make small steps along the way to reduce its environmental footprint.…

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Haskins team members reach Top 10 in Garden Centre Association’s Rising Stars programme

15 August 2019

Two members of staff at Haskins have reached the Top 10 in the Garden Centre Association’s Rising Stars programme. The GCA programme acknowledges rising stars within businesses, and each year, 10 candidates are selected from those nominated, to receive mentoring by experts in the gardening industry.   Sarah-Jane Toop, Assistant Team Leader at Haskins Garden…

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Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown marks 25 years since opening with celebratory staff BBQ

15 August 2019

The popular garden centre in Dorset celebrated its 25th anniversary with a special staff BBQ.   With more than 150 staff in attendance including Chairman Warren Haskins, the celebratory BBQ was a huge success. The Ferndown senior management team joined Warren and his son, Jamie Haskins, Jamie’s wife and two daughters, to mark the occasion.…

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Make your own courgette fritters with Haskins’ step-by-step recipe

12 August 2019

Haskins is encouraging gardeners to make the most of their homegrown courgettes with an easy, quick and delicious vegetarian lunch of courgette fritters.   Alasdair Urquhart, Haskins’ in-house plant expert, commented: “Depending on weather and growing conditions, August and September tend to provide the best picking opportunities for courgettes. As they should now be in…

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