Events at Simpsons Garden Centre
At Simpsons Garden centre we hold regular events, workshops and activities for adults and children.
July: Plant for Colour
July is all about planting for colour! Gardens can be vibrant outdoor rooms with space to entertain, socialise and play. They can also be places of peace and solitude to escape into and relax, or somewhere comfortable to unwind, practice mindfulness and recharge.
There are plenty of plants available in store now to add instant colour and impact to summer displays. Many are ready-planted in larger patio pots and hanging baskets that can be put straight outside to enjoy.
Visit our outdoor plant area this July for inspiration. For more info about planting for colour, click HERE.
Bee Hunt at Simpsons
Keep the kids entertained this summer with our FREE Summer Bee Hunt. We’ve teamed up with our friends at Hozelock to create a special bee hunt for the kids to enjoy throughout the summer holidays. Each bee has an interesting fact so the kids can learn and have fun at the same time!
Everyone who takes part will receive a special treat when finished and all entries will go into our prize draw to win some bee goodies!
Don’t forget to find our special bee selfie board for a photo opportunity at the end!
NO NEED TO BOOK – Simply collect and return your entry forms to our Customer Services desk.
Cairn O’Mhor – Wine Tasting
Saturday 27th July, 11am – 3pm
We’re very excited to welcome the Cairn O’Mohr team back to Simpsons food hall & deli on Saturday 27th July for some wine tasting! It’s the perfect opportunity to try this fabulous range of Scottish wines to enjoy over the summer…
Made in Perthshire, the Cairn O’Mohr fruit wines are all made in the traditional and proper way of fermentation followed by at least a year of maturation. To give their wines real vinosity and smooth well developed flavours.
For more info about Cairn O’Mohr, visit their website at: https://www.cairnomohr.com/about
Summer Kids Activities
From Tuesday 9th July
Join us throughout the summer holidays for great kids activity sessions. Available every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9th July until 1st August. This years activities:
Week 1 – NOW COMPLETE
Week 2 – NOW COMPLETE
Week 3 – NOW COMPLETE
- Tuesday 30th July: Decorate a ceramic bees house THIS ACTIVITY IS FULLY BOOKED.
- Wednesday 31st July: Decorate summer biscuits LAST FEW SPACES
- Thursday 1st August: Create a mini wildlife garden LAST FEW SPACES
All activities cost £6.50 per child and cost includes all supplies, juice and biscuits. Activities are suitable for children aged 3 years and over (or 2 years with supervision), all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Thursday 15th August, 1pm – 4pm
Finish off the school holidays with a fun visit to Simpsons to meet the team from Cairngorm Creatures, who will be in the garden centre on Thursday 15th August from 1pm until 4pm, with a selection of their amazing creatures!
Come and get up close with their fabulous exotic creatures and learn all about their snakes, giant snails, cockroaches, millipedes and lizards!
This is a FREE event, however as it’s been so busy during previous visits, we are asking everyone to please book a time slot to allow everyone to get the most out of their session.
Time slots available: 1pm, 1.40pm, 2.20pm, 3pm and 3.40pm (spaces are limited)
For more information about Cairngorm Creatures, visit their website at: www.cairngormcreatures.com