News and information from our garden centres and the garden centre industry...
Our very own Boyd Douglas-Davis talks to Peter Seabrook about the challenges Covid-19 has brought to nurseries and the garden centre industry and the re-opening of garden centres in England. Listen to the blog here.
Our very own Boyd Douglas-Davis talks to reporters about the show. For the first time since World War II, London's Chelsea Flower Show has been cancelled... at least in the real world, with organizers taking the event online. Read more.
Uninspiring back garden? The team behind BBC Two's 'Your Home Made Perfect' wants to hear from you if you have a budget set aside and a burning desire for change. Please visit www.remarkablegardens.co.uk for more information
Great News - We are open!
It's fantastic to welcome you back to our garden centres and help you catch up with your Spring gardening but before you visit please read the following....
We are opening under the clear social distancing rules set by Westminster and our trade body, The Horticultural Trades Association. Our first priority will always be the safety of our colleagues therefore we ask you to respect all the measures we have put in place.
In addition, we want you to feel safe and we will do all we can to ensure this is the case when you visit a British Garden Centre.
We would prefer you to shop in groups of a maximum of two but understand that may not be possible due to care responsibilities for other family members. If you are visiting in a group of 3 or more please speak with the entry attendant on how we would like you to shop with us i.e. only one of the group to go the payment desk at the end of your visit etc
We continue to offer home delivery on a wide range of products from our online shop. Some centres will also be offering click and collect but please bear with us as it may take a little longer than usual to prepare your order.
Some of our suppliers are only just coming back to work this week so on occasions you may not find exactly what you are looking for BUT the centres are full of wonderful plants, gardening goods, birdcare, compost etc. Come along with a flexible shopping list and we are confident you will go away very happy!
We're looking forward to seeing you at one of our centres in the next few days. Keep safe, healthy and gardening!
It’s no secret that gardening has some serious mental health benefits, with everyone from Psychology Today to the RHS documenting its advantages. With more people getting out in their gardens than ever, we thought we’d take a look at just why gardening during the lockdown (and any time) is so important for our mental health. Read the article here.