Free foraging events at Dobbies' Morpeth and Ponteland stores

A garden centre chain is spreading festive cheer by hosting two free workshops encouraging families to get inspired for the Christmas period.
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Focusing on foraging and cost-saving methods to fill your home, the Grow How session and Little Seedlings Club events will take place in Dobbies’ Morpeth and Ponteland stores on the first weekend of November.

Grow How, a 15-minute session on Saturday, November 4 at 10.30am, will give gardeners a guide on seasonal activities. Horticultural experts will show how gardens can be foraged to create sustainable wreaths and natural decorations for the Christmas tree and home.

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Little Seedlings on the morning of Sunday, November 5 is suitable for children aged four to 10. The sessions will explore the changes that happen in the garden during winter alongside a look at the history of popular decorative items like wreaths and Christmas trees.

For more information about the workshops and to make a booking, visit