Garden Centre Now Open to the Public Again.
Following the okay from the UK government the garden centre is open to the public again although our resturant Belle & Joes remains closed.
We have obviously had to make a number of operational changes to meet the government’s guidelines on minimising the risk of transmission of covid-19.
These include – Perspex screens at the tills, PPE for the staff, a strict hygiene regimen, sanitiser at customer interfaces, a new entrance through the small side gate to enter the garden centre, a trolley bay for cleaning trolleys, socially distanced queue, restaurant and customer toilets are closed.
We are asking, please no more than two individuals per household to shop together and if you can shop without children, that would be preferable. If you do need to bring a child with you please keep them with you and fully supervised at all times.
The usual shrub entrance door is cordoned off to stop people crossing over each other so access to the main shrub area is through the fire exit at the back of the shop. We are asking customers to pay by card, contactless wherever possible. Although cash is discouraged we will still accept it.
Until further notice we will be open from 8am – until 7pm Monday to Saturday & normal Sunday trading hours on Sunday 10am until 16.30pm, Tills open 10.30am . Please do take advantage of our longer opening hours to visit when the centre will be less busy. Our peak times are usually 11am until 3pm.
Please do still make use of our other services Click & Collect and home deliveries.
These are new and big changes so please be patient if you have to queue to get into the centre as obviously we are operating on a significantly lowered capacity. With this in mind please only visit if you have items you need as the current restrictions aren’t conducive to recreational browsing although Sophie & I look forward to the day when restrictions can be lifted and you can browse at your leisure.
Thank you to all our wonderful customers, we appreciate your support during this difficult time.
Love Sophie & Greg Timmermans