Residents in Lisburn are invited to start the New Year positively with a free Dobbies’ event

Dobbies, the UK’s leading garden centre retailer, is hosting two free workshops this January in its Lisburn store to encourage customers of all ages to make a positive start to 2023.
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Dobbies’ first Grow How session of the year takes place on Saturday January 7 at 10:30am and will give customers in Lisburn a guide on how to incorporate houseplants into their home.

Dobbies’ experts will showcase the different air purifying houseplants available to buy, how to use them in your indoor spaces, all the benefits associated with having houseplants, and care tips on how to look after them. Incorporating houseplants into your home will help brighten your indoor space, in addition to having a positive effect on your overall wellbeing as we enter the new year.

The Little Seedlings Club is great for kids aged 4-10 and takes place on the morning of Sunday January 8 in Lisburn with free bookable sessions.

Dobbies will be hosting two free workshops in the New YearDobbies will be hosting two free workshops in the New Year
Dobbies will be hosting two free workshops in the New Year

This January, attendees will learn how to have a wonderful new year in the garden, discovering the history of new year, traditions and resolutions, the luck and prosperity associated with eating black-eyed peas-beans, alongside plants to grow in January, seeds to sow and how to prepare your garden for the year ahead.

Dobbies’ Partnership and Events Manager, Sarah Murray, said: “January is a great time to make plans and learn a new skill or hobby. We’re always looking to help sow some passion and encourage our customers in Lisburn to try something new.

“Houseplants are a great way to enhance your space and improve your mood - not only will your home feel refreshed, but so will you. We’re looking forward to our houseplant Grow How event being a popular one. For our Little Seedlings, our workshop on making a positive start in the garden aims to be both motivational and inspiring for young gardening fans.

“We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our sessions throughout 2022 and are excited to kick off the year with these two, free workshops to help customers start as they mean to go on.”

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Sustainability is at the core of Dobbies’ workshops and its horticultural experts will be showcasing the fantastic range of environmentally-friendly products available to purchase in-store.

For more information about both events in Lisburn and how you can participate, visit