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Staff at Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown complete Static Bikeathon in aid of Faithworks Wessex

31 July 2019

Employees working at Haskins in Ferndown completed a charity Static Bikeathon in aid of Faithworks Wessex.   Staff from all departments in the garden centre and restaurant took part, making a total of 25 riders, aged 17 to 67. Each rider completed 15km on the static bikes which were positioned outside the garden centre. Haskins…

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Haskins challenges schools to an intercounty potato growing challenge

22 July 2019

Leading garden centre group, Haskins Garden Centres, provided three schools with the equipment needed to grow potatoes, along with a guide of top tips. The aim of the challenge was to grow as many successful potatoes as possible and use this activity to encourage learning in a creative way.   Milton Mount Primary School in…

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Haskins launches colouring competition of garden scene to encourage children to enjoy gardening

16 July 2019

Leading garden centre group, Haskins Garden Centres, is delighted to announce the launch of a new Garden Gang colouring competition in time for the summer holidays.   The colouring sheet template can be downloaded and printed for free from the Haskins website www.haskins.co.uk/garden-gang or picked up in any of the Haskins centres from Monday July…

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Haskins in Ferndown donates tree to Poole Hospital to celebrate 50 years since Her Majesty The Queen opened the new hospital

12 July 2019

Haskins in Ferndown donated a Cascading Hearts tree (cercis canadensis) to Poole Hospital to celebrate 50 years since Her Majesty The Queen officially opened the new hospital.   The tree planting ceremony took place on Thursday July 11 at 12 noon. The Chief Executive of Poole Hospital, Debbie Fleming, joined Haskins staff for the ceremony.…

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Haskins in Ferndown supports ‘Get Dorset Buzzing’ to help the plight of pollinators

25 June 2019

Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown has teamed up with Dorset Wildlife Trust to act as a venue for the charity’s ‘Get Dorset Buzzing’ Roadshow on Wednesday July 3.   ‘Get Dorset Buzzing’ is one of the charity’s ongoing campaigns for 2019, encouraging local people to do at least one thing to help declining pollinators in…

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Celebrate National Cherry Day with Haskins’ homemade Cherry Pie recipe

17 June 2019

Haskins Garden Centres are encouraging gardeners to make the most of their homegrown cherries with a traditional cherry pie recipe.   With National Cherry Day just around the corner, on Tuesday July 16, it’s the perfect occasion to bake a fresh cherry pie completely from scratch, for all the family to enjoy. Alasdair Urquhart, Haskins’…

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Staff at Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown complete Virtual Marathon in aid of Faithworks Wessex

03 June 2019

Employees working at Haskins in Ferndown have completed a Virtual Marathon by foot, bike or water throughout May, in aid of Faithworks Wessex. In a bid to complete 26 miles each over the course of the month, staff attempted a range of challenges, to include:   Kevin Holmes, Outdoor Manager completed a 26 mile static…

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Haskins Garden Centre celebrates 25 years since opening of Ferndown centre

31 May 2019

The popular garden centre in Dorset is celebrating its 25th anniversary, having officially opened its doors in March 1994. Chairman Warren Haskins is also celebrating 50 years in the business, after taking over the family retail nursery in 1969.     The family-run garden centre group has grown from the humble beginnings of a small…

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Haskins Garden Centres encourage children to get outside and connect with nature during National Children’s Gardening Week

17 May 2019

Leading garden centre group, Haskins Garden Centres, is supporting National Children’s Gardening Week (May 25 – June 2) to encourage children to get outside and enjoy gardening. Haskins launched its new Facebook page, ‘Garden Gang,’ earlier this year, designed to increase children’s interest in and enjoyment of gardening. The Facebook page provides parents and children…

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