Plant enthusiast and foodies alike are being invited to an afternoon tea and planting experience near Dorchester.

Dobbies Garden Centre, in Galton initially launched for two dates in April, and due to an increased interest, it has now rolled out additional dates.

Customers in Galton can now book the 90 minute event on Saturday June 1 or Saturday June 8, at 3pm.

Guests can enjoy three tiers of sweet and savoury delights, accompanied by unlimited tea and coffee refills, and the option to upgrade the drink to a latte, cappuccino, mocha, hot chocolate or speciality tea at a small additional cost.

After enjoying the afternoon tea, guests will take part in an interactive workshop led by a member of Dobbies' gardening team.

They will offer top tips and answer questions on how to plant up a container from scratch, and each attendee will have the chance to plant up their own, with a terracotta pot and seasonal bedding plants, hederas and heathers.

Dobbies’ Brand Ambassador, Michael Griffiths, said: “Dobbies Afternoon Tea and Planting Experience (in April) was fantastic. I went with my family and had a thoroughly fun day out.

“The afternoon tea was lovely and then we headed out into the planting area where the Dobbies’ horti team guided us through the planting activity, where everyone created the container with plants that appealed to them.

"Top tips were then shared on plants that complement one another and aftercare to keep it all thriving. I especially loved this part of the day, seeing everyone’s creativity.”

Tickets are priced at £40 per person (with the planter valued at £30).

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