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Haskins Garden Centre Football table

Garden Trade Specialist has teamed up with Haskins Garden Centre to offer this Wooden Tabletop Football Game (£24.99) – perfect for bringing children together, getting them away from digital toys and back to basics! It’s also the ideal game to bring adults together, inspire a bit of fun and games and light-hearted competitive spirit.

Christmas is now an established and integral part of the garden centre offering, providing significant sales in the second half of the year. The popular garden centre group anticipates welcoming 1 million visitors to its four centres across a three month lead up to Christmas. Across all four centres, Christmas gifts, decorations and trees equate to 7.35% of the overall yearly sales (excluding the restaurant). 

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Little boy watering plants in Haskins Garden Centre after taking part in the colouring competition

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

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 15. To enter the competition, the sheet needs to be coloured and submitted via email to yourphotos@haskins.co.uk or posted on Facebook with the tag @HaskinsGardenGang or on Twitter with the hashtag #HaskinsGardenGang.

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Making a Spinach Smoothie

Haskins Garden Centre is encouraging gardeners to make the most of their homegrown spinach with a revitalizing and nutritious smoothie.

Alasdair Urquhart, Haskins’ in-house plant expert, commented: “Spinach is brilliant at surviving the winter and bouncing back in April. It’s one of those plants that you can keep picking a handful of leaves and within a week or so there will be new ones to re-harvest.”

“Even if you haven’t had time to grow your own spinach, you can still follow our step-by-step recipe.”

Ingredients (serves one)

  • 2 handfuls of spinach leaves
  • 1 banana
  • 1 apple
  • 1 orange
  • water as needed
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A little boy outside enjoying gardening

Leading garden centre group, Haskins Garden Centres, is delighted to announce the launch of its new Garden Gang Facebook page, designed to get children outside and involved in gardening.

The Facebook page provides parents with regular updates suitable for children, including how to encourage wildlife into the garden, an array of fun and educational worksheets, sowing seeds and a selection of gardening games.

Lisa Looker, brand director at Haskins, commented: “Family is rooted into our core here at Haskins so we feel we have a responsibility to help parents encourage their children to get involved in gardening. 

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Popular garden centre group issues advice on introducing Pantone’s ‘Colour of the Year’ into the garden

Haskins is offering plant recommendations for gardeners looking to bring Pantone’s ‘Colour of the Year,’ Living Coral, into their garden.

Pantone, the renowned colour matching system, has revealed that Living Coral is its ‘Colour of the Year.’ Already dominating the creative industries, this tone is described as ‘embracing warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy.’

Alasdair Urquhart, in-house plant expert at Haskins, recommends the following plants for introducing the ‘Living Coral’ shade into the garden.

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Gordon Emslie (GCA Inspector South Thames), Nick Joad (GM Haskins Roundstone), Mike Lind (GCA Chairman & MD Monkton Elm), Dean Ridley (Head of Retail Operations Haskins), David Lilly (GM Haskins Snowhill), Julian Winfield (Chief Executive Haskins), Gary Carvosso (GCA South Thames Area Chairman & MD Coolings)

Today, Harry Haskins’ great grandson Warren Haskins is Chairman of Haskins Garden Centres and is very much involved in developing the business. Well known internationally for its innovative and inventive approach to garden retailing, there have been significant milestones in the success of the business.

And now Haskins is celebrating after taking home several prestigious awards at this year's Garden Centre Association South Thames regional awards.

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Haskins Muscari bulbs

Garden centre group Haskins has launched its very own Bulb Market, which takes place from Monday August 20 to Monday November 19 across all four of its centres.

More than 250 bulb varieties will be available at Haskins’ Bulb Market, as well as a showcase of rare and unusual bulbs. The festival will also have a special focus on British-grown bulbs, with 24 varieties on sale that are UK-grown.

Lisa Looker, brand director at Haskins Garden Centres, commented: “We’re delighted to announce the return of our popular Bulb Market, with a special focus on embracing and supporting UK bulb growers.

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Fruit Tree

Haskins is encouraging gardeners to make the most of National Tree Week with a new competition to win a tree for the garden, school or local community.

National Tree Week takes place from Saturday November 25 until Sunday December 3. First initiated in 1975, it is the UK’s largest tree celebration annually which launches the start of the winter tree planting season.

Haskins is celebrating this festival of trees by offering customers the chance to win their own Ornamental or Fruit Tree, up to the value of £50. The winner will be chosen the week before National Tree Week in order for the tree to be planted during the tree festival.