Environment Minister visits Dobbies Garden Centre

by | Jul 14, 2021 | News | 0 comments


The Environment Minister Rebecca Pow visited a branch of Dobbies Garden Centre in London to hear how they are creating new jobs and getting involved in the Plant for our Planet campaign. This comes as the government’s Plan for Jobs has been running for a year, helping protect livelihoods and support millions of people across the whole of the UK.

The garden retailer is opening two new ‘Little Dobbies’ in London which will create new, local jobs and help connect people from urban areas with nature. Nationally, the business is set to create around 1000 jobs over the next five years, including 150 apprenticeships to support young people enter horticulture, hospitality and retail industries.

To help the nation build back greener and step up our efforts to tackle climate change and biodiversity loss, we recently launched a campaign to inspire people, businesses and communities across the country to plant more trees and flowers: ‘Plant for our Planet’. The campaign is backed by several green organisations, including Horticultural Trades Association, Royal Horticultural Society, The Wildlife Trusts, Woodland Trust and National Trust, and today Dobbies Garden Centres joined the campaign.

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