SKINNY Jean Hardener Lee Connelly is to sow the seeds of a love of gardening in a Colchester shopping centre.

The event is being staged in Culver Square  which is hosting a free sow and grow workshop on Saturday.

Running from 10am to 4pm in the unit next to Clarks, shoppers and families are invited to attend the free workshop which will teach how to plant seeds which they can then take home to watch grow.

The event is being run by gardening presenter Lee, who has worked with BBC’s Blue Peter, Jimmy’s Farm and many other big names, to encourage families  to get growing.

In addition to the Sow & Grow workshops, the day will also include more community events such as an interactive one-time eco-inspired art festival, curated by Firstsite’s Young Art Kommunity.

Colchester’s En-form will also hold an eco-festival, where they will be running a one-stop shop for all environmental matters.

Culver Square centre manager Dave Robertson said: “We are excited to be welcoming Lee into the square to encourage families to learn how to grow flowers at home and find out more about why they are so important. 

"The team here at Culver Square looking forward to sharing our enthusiasm with visitors."