Young green thumbs are being encouraged to grow their own at Squires Garden Centre in Twickenham.

To show children where their food comes from, Squire’s will be holding half-term activities at the centre in Sixth Cross Road.

From Monday May 28 until Friday June 1 (10am-4pm) children can choose three vegetable plants and learn how to plant them in a wooden trough.

After decorating their own plant labels they can take the whole thing home to look after and watch their vegetables grow.

It costs £6 plus there’s also a free “Veggie Hunt”, where children follow a trail of questions around the garden centre and receive a sticker when complete.

With more people focused on healthy eating, and the drive to reduce plastic food packaging, growing your own vegetables has never been so popular.

In very little space you can grow delicious fresh vegetables that don’t need to be shrink-wrapped and sat on a supermarket shelf for days.

Recognising this, and wanting to show children where their food comes from, Squire’s Garden Centres are running a great activity for children at May half term.

Squires said there's no need to book for either activity, simply turn up on the day.