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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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Haskins Garden Centre in Snowhill

The popular Haskins Garden Centre based in Crawley has opened the doors to its temporary building at the Snowhill site.

Phase one of the Snowhill centre’s redevelopment plan has now been completed, including:

  • New temporary building erected
  • Half of new car park completed
  • Car Park entrance has moved
  • New landscaping and trees in place

The Snowhill centre redevelopment plan is a 12-month project which will culminate in the main centre re-opening for business in spring 2020. In the meantime, Haskins will continue to trade in its temporary building.

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Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown announces new partnership with Dorset Wildlife Trust

Haskins in Ferndown has teamed up with Dorset Wildlife Trust to help protect Dorset’s precious wildlife. As a new supporter of the charity, Haskins will help promote a sustainable future for Dorset’s wildlife and people.

As part of its partnership, Haskins will be supporting Dorset Wildlife Trust’s ongoing campaign, ‘Get Dorset Buzzing.’ The charity’s campaign aims to encourage gardeners to make their garden a haven for wildlife, which is a perfect fit for Haskins Garden Centre as the centre also strives to inspire people to protect the wildlife in their garden.

Haskins in Ferndown has signed up to be one of the selected venues for Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Facebook Live roadshow, promoting ‘Get Dorset Buzzing.’ Selected members of staff at Haskins will be interviewed as part of the charity’s live Q&A session, aiming to create positive outcomes for garden wildlife.

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Haskins Garden Centre donate houseplants

Haskins Garden Centre has partnered with Ferring Primary School to donate houseplants to the school in Worthing.

The head teacher of Ferring Primary School, Mrs. Silk, visited Haskins in Roundstone on Sunday January 20 to meet with Nick Joad, general manager of the Roundstone garden centre, and to collect a variety of houseplants for the school.

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Haskins Garden Centre in West End nominated for ‘Lifetime Support Award’ by Countess Mountbatten Hospice

Haskins Garden Centre in West End is celebrating after being nominated by Countess Mountbatten Hospice for a ‘Lifetime Support Award.’

The popular garden centre has supported the charity since 2011 and has helped raise almost £15,000 to date. Haskins has helped raise awareness for the charity by hosting events, which over the years has included ‘Royal Hascot,’ ‘Blooming Beauties’ and numerous children’s themed events. Staff members have also participated in individual charitable challenges. Over the years, the centre has also collected donations in its Wishing Well with coins thrown into the centre’s outdoor water features.

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Haskins Garden Centre in Snowhill redevelopment 

The popular Hawkins garden centre based in Crawley has announced plans for redevelopment, with a revamped centre due to open in spring 2020.

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Haskins Garden Centre donates festive wreaths to Forest Holme Hospice

Haskins in Ferndown has spread a little festive cheer this Christmas by donating four handmade wreaths to Forest Holme Hospice.

The wreaths, each taking on a different Christmas-themed design, were created in-house by Haskins’ gardening experts, in line with this year’s festive trends. This year’s designs include a Copper Snowflake Wreath, a Ribbon and Holly Wreath, a Unicorn Wreath and a Santa Hat Door Hanger.

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Haskins with Alzheimer’s Society cheque

Haskins Garden Centre in Crawley has announced its continued support of Alzheimer’s Society until 2020. Haskins in Snowhill has been fundraising and raising awareness for the charity since January 2017 and now the popular garden centre has revealed its continued support over the coming years. 

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Sophie Lyall - Haskins Garden Centre employee

Sophie Lyall, customer services assistant at Haskins Garden Centre in West End has been announced as a runner-up in Cultivation Street’s national ambassador competition.

Cultivation Street is a campaign founded by David Domoney, celebrity TV Gardener and Broadcaster, to recognise and reward communities that are caring for their streets, as well as encouraging other communities to join together and start anew. The campaign was specifically introduced to celebrate community gardens and their ability to bring people together using nature to inspire, heal and connect the communities they are a part of. The annual ambassador competition rewards those that go the extra mile for their local communities.

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Staff at Haskins Garden Centre prepare for Bournemouth Half Marathon

Four employees working at Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown are training for the Bournemouth Half Marathon in aid of Autism Wessex.

General manager Simon Hallam, customer services assistant team leader Pauline Oxford, admin assistant Ellie Trickett and customer service assistant Ruby Johnson are running the Bournemouth Half Marathon on Sunday October 7. They’ll be joined by Pauline’s daughter, Claire, and husband, David, making a total of a team of six.