A chance to swap seeds and get gardening advice is coming to Newent.

Newent in Bloom is hosting the RHS Big Seed Sow at a free public session on Saturday, April 1 at Newent Library Garden.

From 10.30am, visitors can bring flower and/or vegetable seeds to sow or swap, and any containers you can re-use, re-purpose or recycle.

Local experts will be on hand to give advice and instructions, and Newent in Bloom will be giving away free peat-free compost for you to use at the event.

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You can take your newly-sown seeds home or donate them to the Veg-Out Zone, Newent's Community Garden, or to Newent in Bloom to add to the town’s summer displays.

The Big Seed Sow is a national event sponsored by the Royal Horticultural Society to encourage families to get outdoors and share the benefits of growing together, whether you want to create a flower border or to grow your own healthy diet.

“Whether you are an experienced gardener or you've never sown so much as a bean before, do come along, because there will be something for everyone,” said a spokesperson for Newent in Bloom.

“It will be fun for accompanied children too.”

In Bloom volunteers will also be going in to sow seeds with Newent Federation of Primary Schools pupils during the preceding week, as part of Newent's Forest School project, headed by Hester Feld.