CARDWELL Garden Centre has launched a new club for children - and it seems set to take root and grow places.

More than 20 children have signed up for the Crafty Little Growers Club.

It meets on Sundays and aims to encourage children to get involved with gardening through fun activities with seeds, plants and some crafty fun.

The garden centre hosted an hour-long session of arts and crafts and taught the youngsters how to plant cress, sunflowers and bulbs.

The children got stuck in planting in their own pots and are already looking forward to next month's session which is due to be held on June 3 between 11am and noon.

Cardwell’s retail general manager Paul Carmichael said: “The youngsters had lots of fun with the crayons and compost.

"They also learned a few things from our gardening experts who were on hand to tell them all about planting seeds and bulbs.”

The club runs on the first Sunday of every month and when children become members they receive a welcome pack which includes an attendance card, some fun stickers and little lunch vouchers for one half price children's hot meal which can be used on the day of the club as a reward for the hard work.

Each event is limited to 20 crafty little growers.

To join the club call 521536.