Haskins in Ferndown and Southampton are delighted to have partnered with Venture Studios Southampton for a special photoshoot competition.

Venture Studios Southampton will be at Haskins in Ferndown and West End every weekend until Sunday December 9, taking festive photos of individuals and groups that are keen to participate. With festive backdrops and Christmas-themed props, shoppers can pose for photos taken by a professional team of photographers.
The photos taken at the Ferndown centre are uploaded each week to Haskins’ main Facebook page, where customers are encouraged to ‘like’ a photo in order to vote for their favourite for that week. The weekly winners will receive a plush reindeer toy and will be entered into a prize draw at the end of the competition to win a photoshoot with Venture Studios Southampton worth £1,000 and a gift card worth £100 to spend at Haskins. The photos taken at the West End centre are uploaded each week to Haskins West End’s Facebook page, where customers follow a similar competition format.
Simon Hallam, general manager at Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown, commented: “This is the first time that we’ve teamed up with Venture Studios Southampton for a competition and we’re delighted to have them with us. As this is new to the Ferndown centre, we’d like to inform customers that they can find Venture Studios Southampton’s set-up in our Plant Information Hub, just outside the main doors to the plant area.”
James Varney, assistant general manager at Haskins Garden Centre in West End, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Venture Studios Southampton back to Haskins. The photoshoot competition has become a firm favourite with our shoppers and the children in particular! We’d like to thank Venture Studios Southampton for their ongoing support and for helping encourage a truly festive spirit in the centre.”
Lisa Looker, brand director at Haskins, commented: “We’ve received great feedback from our early-bird shoppers that have already visited our Christmas department and have worked hard to ensure we remain on the map as a must-visit Christmas destination. Our real cut trees will be available from Monday November 19.”