Photo Diary: Dobbies in Spring

I bloody love garden centres. They're slow and sleepy and bright and alive all at once, and my favourite of them all is Dobbies, Preston. I actually started visiting it when I was going through hell? the worst time of my life? a rough patch, and I found it so comforting to escape there. The feeling has stayed with me, and at the changing of the seasons I always yearn to visit and see their new displays for myself. With that in mind, here's a little photo diary of my most recent trip!

cactus with sombrero and googly eyes
pink hyacinth in bloom
red cactus amongst green cacti

The Spring displays did not disappoint! As well as stocking a plethora of plants, Dobbies also have a farm shop, homeware, clothing, and gifts. The Yankee candle spring scents were available, and I can confirm that cherry blossom is utterly beautiful.

yellow koi carp swimming under waterlily
koi carp being fed by hand

Did I forget to mention the pets?! How rude of me! I was delighted to find that this huge new tank had been installed since my last visit, where customers can feed these beautiful fish with little tubs of flakes. However, there's something (or someone) even better... 

cat sitting in tomato box

Dobbies have their own cat! Peggy was adopted from a local sanctuary and given the grand title of pest control, but now she spends her days happily lounging in the warmest spot she can find. I don't think I'll ever tire of spotting her whiskers amongst the wisteria!

selection of potted heather
purple pansies

Visiting in Spring was beautiful, and just the pep I needed in my step. Before I know it, it will be time to snap pictures of sunflowers, then pumpkins, then Christmas trees, but for now I am more than content to enjoy the new life that Spring brings around.

What do you like to do when the seasons change?



  1. I love Dobbies/garden centres in general! Can't believe this one has a cat 😍

  2. I love a good garden centre! We used to spend hours in them at the weekends as kids because my mum was a very avid gardner! I used to go around picking out all the statues, fountains and flowers I'd have in my own one day!

    Sarah :)
    Saloca in Wonderland

  3. I love garden centres as well! I think its a true sign of being officially a adult right? haha. I haven't been to one since christmas, so I must get round to one soon to see all the spring flowers!
    Kate xx


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