Latest news from Haskins West End

Safer Shopping

May 18, 2020

Safer Shopping at Haskins Garden Centres Measures update The Government has introduced a national lockdown from Thursday 5th November. Our garden centres are permitted to remain open during the lockdown following recent government guidance. However, our restaurants are closed until further notice. At this point in time, we request that shopping be limited to 30…

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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 smashes fundraising target for local hospice

January 28, 2020

Haskins Garden Centre in West End has announced a fundraising total of £13,384 during 2019 for its nominated charity, Countess Mountbatten Hospice.   The West End centre has backed the charity since 2011 and has chosen to continue its support of the charity throughout 2020. To date, the centre has raised almost £28,000 and last…

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