Make the most of autumn gardening with Dobbies

Free sustainable Grow How session in Swansea

Now that autumn has officially started, Dobbies’ Swansea store will host a Grow How Session on Saturday 1 October at 10:30am, focused on seasonal gardening tips. This free session will showcase the perfect plants for autumn tubs and baskets, how customers can create an instant colour display and top maintenance tips as we approach the cooler months.

Hosted by local Dobbies’ gardening experts, customers will be taught how to instantly brighten up their tubs and baskets and refresh their outside space by using Pansies, Violas and Wallflowers that will last right the way through winter.


Attendees will also learn how they can plan for the year ahead by preparing spring bulbs with expert advice on how best to group them in beds and borders. From Daffodils and Crocus which flower early, to indoor bulbs like Hyacinths and Narcissus Paperwhite, there will be hints and tips on how to prepare for Spring 2023.

The Swansea session will also emphasise the benefits of using Dobbies’ Peat Free No 3 Mature Plant Compost, organic feeds, and safer pest control products for their green space and environment.

Marcus Eyles, Horticultural Director at Dobbies, said: “Autumn is one of our favourite seasons of the year at Dobbies and it’s a prime time for gardening. Not only can you add bursts of colour to brighten your garden, but it’s also a great chance to get ahead and prepare for spring.

“We’re committed to sustainable gardening, and we hope our free autumn gardening Grow How session will not only inspire Swansea gardeners to carry on with their efforts as the season changes, but also encourage more people to take up gardening for a blooming 2023.”

For more details on Dobbies’ Swansea autumn Grow How session in October, visit:

For customers unable to attend the events, Dobbies currently has a three for two offer across bulbs in-store and online.


About Dobbies

  • Established in 1865, Dobbies is now the UK’s leading garden centre retailer, with 74 stores.
  • Dobbies operates 69 mainline garden centres and five little dobbies.
  • Dobbies exists to enrich people’s lives and nurture connections between people, the community and the environment.
  • Dobbies is proud to be a supporter of #TerraCarta, launched by HRH The Prince of Wales’ Sustainable Markets Initiative.