Poundbury Gardens has gone potty over pot painting

Added on 04 August 2008

Poundbury Gardens is doing all it can to keep children entertained during the school holidays by offering free plant pot painting from Tuesday 12th August, right through to the end of the month. Children of all ages are invited, along with their parents, to come and paint some of the hundreds of small terracotta pots at the Poundbury Gardens pot painting bench. The children will then be able to take home the finished pot - or pots if they feel like painting more than one! Parents and carers will be able to enjoy the plants or stop in the Engine Room for a coffee!

"The weather this summer has been a bit tricky for playing outside so we set up a table where children could paint terracotta pots out of the rain. We had no idea it would be so popular, and the table was packed each day with arty children, so we decided to hold a proper painting event where children can come in, paint pots and take them home free of charge," commented James Foster-Pegg, Director of Poundbury Gardens.

Staff from the centre will be on hand to supervise and help the children, and they can then take home their individually designed pots and grow some seeds at home. Pots will be available to paint from Tuesday 12th August until Sunday 31st August 2008.

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