Dobbies’ York Store Introduces Unique Afternoon Tea and Planting Experience

Dobbies, the renowned UK garden centre, has announced an exciting new offering for plant enthusiasts and food lovers alike at its York store. With the new Afternoon Tea and Planting Experience, attendees will not only enjoy a delectable afternoon tea but also take home a planter worth £30, crafted during the event.

Scheduled for Saturday, April 13th, and Saturday, April 20th, at 3 pm, this 90-minute event promises a delightful fusion of hands-on creativity and culinary indulgence.

© Dobbies Garden Centres

Guests will be treated to three tiers of sweet and savoury delights, complemented by unlimited tea and coffee refills. Additionally, attendees have the option to upgrade their beverages to latte, cappuccino, mocha, hot chocolate, or speciality tea at a nominal extra charge.

The first tier will feature an assortment of freshly made finger sandwiches including smoked salmon and cream cheese, egg mayonnaise and watercress, and ham, rocket, and wholegrain mustard. Moving up, the second tier showcases Dobbies’ renowned scones served with Cornish clotted cream and a pot of jam. Finally, the third tier offers a delectable array of sweet treats, including a rainbow meringue kiss and lemon mousse.

Following the sumptuous afternoon tea, guests will engage in an interactive workshop guided by a Dobbies’ gardening expert. Participants will receive valuable tips and guidance on planting a container from scratch, and each attendee will have the opportunity to plant their own using a terracotta pot, seasonal bedding plants, hederas, and heathers.

Adam Veysey. © Dobbies Garden Centres

Adam Veysey, Dobbies’ Head of Food Development, expressed excitement about the new offering, stating, “We’ve only just launched our brand new afternoon tea options, and it’s fantastic that we’re able to offer this with an exclusive and new planting event for our customers in York. We love creating a vibrant community at Dobbies where people of all ages and experiences can come together to give gardening a go, and having afternoon tea with a planting experience is the ideal combination. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a beginner, everyone is welcome.”

Tickets for this quirky Afternoon Tea and Planting Experience are priced at £40 per person, with the planter valued at £30. To make a booking, visit

Don’t miss this opportunity to indulge in a delightful afternoon tea while enhancing your gardening skills!

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