AN ANDOVER garden centre is inviting children to a free workshop to learn more about trees and how to protect them.

Love Your Trees is the theme of next month’s Dobbie’s Little Seedlings Club, taking place on Sunday, May 5, ahead of Love Your Tree Day on May 16.

During May’s workshop, children will learn about the most common trees in the UK, including the Alder, Beech and English Oak, and discover the value of trees and learn how to nurture and protect them.

Andover Advertiser: Liz Clare-Savage from Dobbies with Little Seedlings Ambassador Jacob LettsLiz Clare-Savage from Dobbies with Little Seedlings Ambassador Jacob Letts (Image: Dobbies)

They will delve into the anatomy of trees, exploring their different parts and understanding their fascinating lifecycle, from seedling to plant, as well as the difference between deciduous and evergreen varieties and how they change through the seasons. To add to the fun, there will be a special tree-themed 3D craft activity.

Dobbies’ colleague Liz Clare-Savage, who is involved in the delivery of the Little Seedlings Club, is looking forward to welcoming children along to May’s workshop.

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She said: "Our Little Seedlings Club is very popular with kids in Andover, and we're thrilled to introduce them to the wonders of trees.

“Learning about and encouraging the planting of new trees is a fantastic way to give back to nature and support our wildlife. Little Seedlings Club is not just about learning, it's about fostering a lifelong connection with nature and having a great time.”

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

For more information about Dobbies’ Little Seedlings Club May session or to make a booking, visit the Dobbies website.