Dobbies, the UK’s leading garden centre, is supporting the Tree Council’s seed gathering campaign with a special edition of its Little Seedlings Club workshop in its Liverpool store on Sunday 1 October. The free event will offer children aged 4-10 the chance to learn about “Super Seeds” and the vital role they play in bettering the environment and wider ecosystem.
Seed Gathering Season, a month-long campaign run by The Tree Council, begins on the Autumn equinox on September 23, and is a crucial time of year where everyone can get involved in gathering tree seeds, nuts and fruits that will grow to become the next generation of life-giving trees, shrubs and hedgerows.
The workshop on 1 October will be a fun and interactive morning led by Dobbies’ gardening experts. Children in Liverpool will be introduced to a variety of seeds commonly found in gardens and parks, including pinecones, sycamore and apples.
The workshop will delve into the essential role seeds and plants play in nature, from producing oxygen to providing food and habitats for animals, as well as enriching the soil. Dobbies’ gardening experts will demonstrate the journey of tree growth, from planting to germination, helping children understand how seeds travel, whether that’s through the wind, animal fur, or many other ways in everyday nature.
There will be a special focus on acorns and oak trees, showcasing their unique characteristics and remarkable lifespan of up to 1,000 years. Kids will also get the chance to create their very own acorn collage to take home, fostering their connection with nature.
Dobbies’ Community and CSR Communications Executive, Chloë Bell, said: “We’re thrilled to join forces with our good friends at The Tree Council for this special Little Seedlings workshop in our Liverpool store. At Dobbies we have a commitment to nurture young minds and ensure the preservation of our natural environment for future generations.”