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Win £100 of vouchers!

Correctly guess who’s moving in to the empty concession at Stewarts Christchurch Garden Centre for your chance to WIN £100 of vouchers! To enter, simply comment on the post on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram page. Correct responses received by 27th October 2019 will be entered into a draw and the winner drawn and contacted

Upcycled Toilet Roll Bumble Bees

Here’s two ways that you can use empty toilet roll tubes to create fun bumble bees. Why not make loads of bees to create a bee family, or even make some other bugs that you can find in your garden! It’s the perfect activity to get the kids learning how what bugs visit our gardens

Upcycled Flower Garden

Here’s a fun way to upcycle a milk or juice carton to make your own mini flower bed. It’s the perfect activity to get the kids into gardening and outside in the summer holidays! Why not create multiple carton flower beds and make them all colourful ready for your garden.   Supplies (for one flower

Bottle Cap Flower

Here’s a fun way to upcycle old bottle caps to make your own garden decoration. It’s the perfect rainy day activity to do with the kids during the school holidays and won’t take long to make!   Supplies (for one flower): 7 bottle caps Small garden stake/lollipop stick Paint for outdoors or old nail varnish

Loo Roll Bird Feeder

Here is an exciting way to upcycle an ordinary loo roll and transform it into a fun shaped bird feeder for your garden, or if you don’t have used loo rolls use any cardboard tubes. Anything to a used pringles tube to an old crackers box! Get the kids involved during the summer holidays, a

Juice Carton Owl Bird Feeder

Here is an exciting way to upcycle some ordinary kitchen waste and transform it into a fun owl bird feeder for your garden. Get the kids involved during the summer holidays, a perfect rainy day activity! Supplies: Juice carton Plastic bottle lids x4 Googly eyes x2 Lolly stick PVA glue Enamel paints/ waterproof paints Stanley

National Sweet Pea Society’s Early National Show

Wednesday 3rd & Thursday 4th July at Stewarts Christchurch Garden Centre The National Sweet Pea Society are holding their Early National Show at Stewarts Christchurch Garden Centre. The show will open to the public 10.30am on Wednesday 3rd July in the Outdoor Plants greenhouse and be open to the public during opening hours until 3pm

Get A Serious Buzz in your Garden

During the warmer months here at Stewarts, there are few days when we’re not asked for help in attracting bees to the garden. Most of us are aware that recently bees have been in decline, but by planting nectar and pollen rich flowers over a long season, gardeners can help slow down this trend. This

The Scented Night Time Garden

by Susan A. Tindall Some plants emit their fragrance at night. These fragrances are generally intense, even memorable, in the darkness adding both simplicity and mystery to the experience. In practical terms the main night-pollinators in the UK are moths. These insects are attracted by scent at the ‘sweet’ end of the fragrance spectrum. The

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