August 13, 2012 Events

It’s hard to believe it’s a year since Dobbies Garden World opened in Peterborough with celebrity gardener Chris Beardshaw doing the honours!

The garden centre’s celebrating its anniversary and getting in the swing of the summer holidays with a series of special events over the coming weeks and there should be something for everyone.

First Birthday Weekend Events – Saturday August 18 & Sunday August 19, 11am – 4pm

To celebrate turning one, Dobbies Peterborough is hosting a weekend of fun events for all the family. From Garden Grow-How demos to cupcake decorating classes to face painters and to Little Seedlings Club workshops, live Country and Western music and the chance to sample fresh produce in the Farm Foodhall, there’s something to keep everyone entertained.

Love Your Chickens – Saturday August 18, 11am – 2pm

If you’ve always fancied keeping chickens, now’s your chance to meet an expert breeder, Hugh Burton. With 35 years experience of keeping and breeding chickens, Hugh knows all there is to know about caring for our feathered friends.


Story time and craft workshops – Sunday August 19, 1 – 4pm.

Are you sitting comfortably? Then let us begin. Storyteller Fred White will be reciting tales about the Fens and their history. You can also get your creative juices flowing with our craft shops. And, you’ll have to be especially imaginative, as everything will be made from recycled materials.

Willow Sculpture Day – Saturday August 25, 11am – 3pm

Fancy learning how to turn willow trees into something a bit special? Local expert Renny, from environmental centre, the Green Backyard, will be here to give a trysting exhibition and show you how to make these beautiful trees even better.

Cupcake Decorating – Every Thursday at 2pm and every Saturday and Sunday at 11am in August

Get stuck into their delicious cupcake decorating demonstrations, whether it’s kids or adults, there’s something to suit all tastes.

All events will take place at Dobbies Garden World, Phorpres Way, Cygnet Park, Hampton, Peterborough, PE7 8NY.

For more info about these events or for store opening times please call 01733 898640.