FRYER'S Garden Centre launches its Christmas display this week, hoping to retain its Garden Trade News award for the best in the UK.

Colour-themed areas will make for easy shopping, eye-catching displays and gift ideas, including the renowned Fryer's Roses.

The garden centre and Rosary Restaurant will be open for late night shopping until 8pm on November 30, December 7 and December 14.

Santa will also be visiting Fryer's every weekend in December, with no need to pre-book and a cost of £5 per child to include a gift.

Despite a busy December schedule, Santa will also host tea in the restaurant between 4pm and 6pmon December 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18 and 19 for £12 a head.

The event includes children's activities, followed by a roast dinner and present from the grotto. To book, call 01565 750752.

A Christmas menu is running at the restaurant between November 29 and December 22.