Dobbie's garden centre in Ayr has invited children aged four to 10 to their store for a free and interactive Little Seedlings workshop on Sunday, August 4.

It will provide a fun and engaging environment for children to learn about plants, wildlife, and the environment.

And there will be a show and tell so the youngsters can bring along a plant they've been growing.

The August workshop includes a demonstration by Dobbies' colleagues who will guide children through the various stages of growth, from a tiny seedling to flourishing adult plant.

Children will discover the different parts of the plant and their roles, like the vital function of roots in absorbing water and nutrients. They'll also explore the diverse habitats where plants can grow.

Children in Ayr are encouraged to bring a plant they have been growing and nurturing at home, ideally a mature example, to share their green-fingered achievements with the group.

Hannah McAtamney, who delivers Little Seedlings Club workshops in Ayr, said: "They are really popular with families in the area, and we can’t wait to take kids on a journey of discovery by exploring the lifecycle of plants, and the benefits and importance of gardening and growing.

"We’re looking forward to seeing some of the plants they are growing at home, and we know they will be excited to show them off too

"By encouraging kids to connect with nature at a young age, we hope to inspire the next generation of gardeners."

For more information about Dobbie's’ Little Seedlings Club August session or to make a booking, visit