A GOBOWEN-based specialist college is pulling out all the stops to bring festive cheer to shoppers whether from home or on a visit to the newly re-opened garden centre and shop.

Derwen College, the specialist further education college, re-opened its garden centre and shop on Monday and has also launched its brand new online shop.

The shop will be selling Christmas trees, seasonal plants, wreaths, decorations, unique gifts and hampers.

Shop supervisor Sharon Jones is happy to be able to offer customers a choice of shopping experiences.

“Shoppers are mindful of the need to shop local and support small businesses at this difficult time, and we’ve had lots of messages of support from the community” she said.

“Shopping at Derwen College gives the opportunity to buy festive garden and home décor and truly unique gifts.

“It also supports students with special educational needs and disabilities in their learning and work experience.”

Hampers brimming with Made@Derwen fine fare, including the college’s own jams and chutneys, as well as unique and thoughtfully sourced gifts from the shop, are now on sale.

Themed hampers include ones for jam or chutney lovers, fans of spicy chillies, and others filled with home gifts such as scented candles.

Christmas trees available include non-drop Nordman Firs in blocks or potted Norway Spruces, priced from £25. Mistletoe will be available at £2 a bunch.

Shoppers can visit the Derwen College shopping website at www.shopatderwen.co.uk or call 01691 661234 ext 221 to discuss your order.