Green-fingered youngsters have been having a "blooming good time" at The Rock Shopping Centre this half term.

The Bury shopping centre unveiled its May half term installation – The Blooming Potting Shed – in time for the bank holiday weekend and kicked off with workshops around the theme "how does your garden grow" on Saturday, May 25.

The wooden structure, which is in front of The Range, is covered in flowers and plant pots, surrounded by a lawn with picnic benches for families to take a break from shopping whilst also creating the perfect backdrop for any social snaps.

On Saturday, the event space came to life, with a day of workshops where children could decorate a plant pot and then plant their own sunflower seed to take home. The classes were delivered by event duo Flora and Fauna.

Another day of workshops run today, Wednesday, May 29 focusing on "why we need the buzzy bees". They will run from 11am to 3pm.

The workshops are free to attend and run on a first come, first served basis.

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The Rock centre director Arnold Wilcox-Wood said: “The Blooming Potting Shed has added a vibrant splash of colour to The Rock this half term and it is wonderful to see so many children and families enjoying these free workshops.”

For more information visit The Rock’s website. The Blooming Potting Shed is in situ until Sunday, June 2.