A DUNFERMLINE garden centre is hosting a free-to-attend children’s gardening workshop on the five senses. 

It's the latest Little Seedlings Club workshop to be hosted by Dobbies at Fife Leisure Park, and takes place on Sunday, September 3. 

Dobbies’ Horticultural Director, Marcus Eyles, said: “The five senses play a crucial role in how we connect with the garden and environment around us.

"It’s an interesting subject and we’re delighted to be using it as a topic for our next Little Seedling Club workshop in our Dunfermline store.

"We’re looking forward to making nature even more exciting to young gardening fans and helping them understand how their senses all work in harmony.”

During the workshop, Dobbies’ team of gardening experts will focus on the five fundamental human senses: sight, sound, smell, taste and touch.

Through engaging activities and demonstrations, children will learn how to use their senses when exploring their outside space.

Little Seedlings Ambassador, Iniya Raj, added: “I’m really looking forward to September’s workshop and learning all about how I can use each of my senses in the garden.

"I enjoy listening to the different sounds in the garden, especially the birds and little creatures that live there.”

From the rustling of leaves to the chirping of birds, participants will understand the role that sight and sound play in their garden. The workshop will delve into humans’ intricate sense of taste, explaining why certain fruits like apples taste sweet and vegetables like broccoli taste earthy.

Children in Dunfermline will learn how touch receptors in the skin send signals to the brain to interpret the different textures of plants in the garden, as well as the science behind how we are able to smell lovely scents in the garden.

Chrysanthemums play a large role in enhancing sensory gardens and there will be the chance to uncover how these vibrant flowers can engage multiple senses at once. 

Aimed at children aged four to 10, for more information on this free event, visit the Dobbies website.