Crowds flocked to open day

Published: 18 Apr 2012 12:30

SUPPORTERS of the veteran's charity Erskine sprung into action last weekend when they stopped by the Erskine Garden Centre Spring Open Day

ANIMAL MAGIC: Natalie Johnston meets a rabbit

ANIMAL MAGIC: Natalie Johnston meets a rabbit


On Saturday the state-of-the-art centre threw open its doors to unveil the annual event full of spring time fun.

There was plenty for all the family to do throughout the day with our young visitors taking part in activities including face painting, petting zoo, barbecue and the chance to meet Tommy the Clown.

Youngsters Ciaran Lundy got into the spirit of the occasion by having his face painted and Natalie Johnston met one of the rabbits visiting as part of the petting zoo.

The new purpose-built Erskine Garden Centre opened in May 2010, replacing the smaller centre in the heart of Erskine's Bishopton estate. Offering the highest quality in gardening produce, equipment and expertise, the Erskine Garden Centre also offers a luxury range of gifts. The modern building is also home to the Vanishing Willows Cafe, which offers a delicious range of mouth-watering food designed by long-time Erskine supporter and Scottish celebrity chef Nick Nairn.

All proceeds from the Erskine Garden Centre & Vanishing Willows Cafe go back into the high standard of care and quality of life provided for ex-Service men and women at Erskine's five care homes across Scotland.

For further information about the Erskine Garden Centre, call 0141 814 4626. Alternatively log on to

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