A LEADING garden centre is holding a free activity workshop to teach children about the importance of eating fruit.

Dobbies garden centre in Andover will host a free session of its Little Seedlings Club on Sunday, September 4.

In this workshop children aged 4-10 will learn how to grow their own fruit and how they can enjoy some of their five a day this autumn.

The workshop will also cover the early history of different fruit, as well as diving into the science, illustrating how we classify those we frequently misidentified as vegetables.

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Children will also learn about the health benefits, along with how different fruits grow and how to plant their own at home.

The workshop will also feature a fun crafting activity.

Dobbies’ partnership and events manager, Sarah Murray, said: “Our Little Seedling Club is very popular, and we hope to encourage and nurture young people’s passion for growing their own crops.

“We’re looking forward to highlighting all the health and wellbeing benefits of fruit, as well as having lots of fun.”

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Dobbies Little Seedlings Club provides exciting interactive learning activities that allow children to understand, explore and connect with plants, animals, wildlife and the environment around them.

Advanced booking is required to secure a free spot at the September Little Seedlings Club.

For more information on how children can participate at Dobbie’s Andover store, visit events.dobbies.com.