We are once again enormously grateful that the Government has recognised the importance of gardening for people’s wellbeing and allowed Garden Centres to remain open during the lockdown period beginning Tuesday 5th January 2021. Inline with all current advice we have taken the decision to remain open, but with the reduced opening hours, of 10am – 4pm daily throughout January (from Wednesday January 6th).

The Planteria, Garden Shop & Pet & Aquatic Centre, along with the Historic Gardens will remain open as normal, while unfortunately, The Bothy as well as the Gift Shop, Family Farm and playgrounds will be closed from Tuesday 5th January. However, the ‘Walled Garden Coffee Shop & Restaurant’ will continue to operate a take away service as per the previous lockdown/tier 3 period.

The safety of our team & customers remains our number one priority. We will be increasing and reinforcing measures to ensure everyone stays safe as follows:

• We will continue to restrict the number of people entering our site at both the main entrance and the gift shop entrance.
• Wherever possible, please avoid visiting in family groups – we would prefer just one/two persons per household.
• Self sanitising stations are still in place for both trollies and baskets.
• Where possible, please try to plan your shopping list prior to visiting, keeping browsing to a minimum.
• Please try to avoid peak times (lunchtime 12 – 2).
• Please be considerate to others and maintain appropriate social distancing in all instances.
• Please ensure masks (unless exempt), are worn indoors at all times and use the hand sanitiser provided.

• Wherever possible, please pay by card or contactless.

These measures are paramount in the interest of keeping all of our customers and staff safe. If we do not adhere to these strict safety measures, we could also be forced to close, removing an essential service from the community.

For customers who do not wish to visit in this lockdown period, we are again working on making more products available via our online shop, though we would encourage customers to call us on 01226 744842 (ext.1) with any queries.

Once again we would like to thank you for your support during this very difficult time and we wish you and your families well over the coming weeks.