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Afternoon tea and planting experience on offer at garden centre

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Back by popular demand, garden centre staff are inviting plant enthusiasts and foodies to their next event.Dobbies Garden Centre in Lynn is holding an afternoon tea and planting experience event this Saturday and next (June 8) at 3pm – with each attendee given a planter worth £30, created during the event, to take home.During the 90 minutes, 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.

The Dobbies store at the Hardwick industrial estate in Lynn. Picture: Google Maps

The first tier will include a variety of freshly made finger sandwiches such as smoked salmon and cream cheese, egg mayonnaise and watercress, and ham, rocket and wholegrain mustard.The second tier includes Dobbies’ scones, served with Cornish clotted cream and a pot of jam, and the third tier will feature an array of sweet treats, including a rainbow meringue kiss and lemon mousse.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.Michael Griffiths, Dobbies’ brand ambassador, attended the first event in April and thoroughly enjoyed the offering with his family.He said: “Dobbies’ afternoon tea and planting experience 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’ horticulture 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 for this afternoon tea and planting experience are priced at £40 per person (with the planter valued at £30).To making a booking visit: www.dobbies.com/eventsGot an event? Email molly.nicholas@iliffepublishing.co.uk

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