Café Now Open!

Café Now Open!

Delighted to be Open!!

So with the nights starting to draw in and the colder weather starting to make its presence felt, we say goodbye to a great, if odd, summer, with many having spent more time in the garden than ever before and the appreciation of flowers and nature in general at the forefront of this.

But, the colder weather doesn’t mean there is nothing to do in the garden, we have lots of things here at Root One to keep you busy. From spring flowering bulbs to plant, bare root wallflowers and winter pansies to brighten up your pots or hanging baskets through to glorious trees, whose leaves are just starting to change colour to give you that beautiful autumn show before they fall, ready for you to make leaf mould for next years garden. And don’t forget grasses which give great structure in the winter garden, whether it’s just their evergreen colours or the covering in frost glinting in the early morning sun.

We also have the full range of equipment for all the garden tidying jobs, with brushes, brooms and rakes to help collect all those leaves and numerous cutting tools for your shrub and tree pruning.

Our café continues to offer a safe, spacey and welcoming environment to meet a friend for lunch or bring the family for breakfast, with our popular winter lunchtime dishes coming back onto the menu to help warm you up after a morning in the garden. The terrace area is still open if you prefer to sit outside and don’t forget Fido is welcome to sit with you on the terrace.
Should you wish, you can still reserve a table in the café by emailing by 4pm the previous day.

Once you’ve had your fill of our café’s delights, don’t forget to pick up some food for the birds from our wide range, with various seed mixes and suet balls to suit most garden visitors. It has been a good summer, with many successful chicks fledging, so they will need our help to get through the colder months. Not just with food but a source of fresh water as well, that could be just a shallow plate or one of our bird baths.

And finally, if all you want is to curl up in front of the fire with a good (gardening?) book, then we have the logs, coal and kindling for that too.
We look forward to seeing you soon at Root One and we’ll have that friendly welcome ready.


Can we please remind you of the following general points:
We are working hard throughout the garden centre to keep you safe by minimising points of contact and areas of congestion. Please follow the one-way systems that are in place, observe social distancing rules, and in general once inside, please keep to the left as you make your way around.

Your safety and the safety of our staff are paramount. Screens are in place at all tills and the staff all have access to protective masks. Hand sanitisers are widely available.

At busy times we may still need to limit numbers on the site. Apologies for any inconvenience so caused.

We are taking card payment only (but including HTA gift cards and vouchers). No cash please. Contactless payments can now be made at all tills up to a value of £45. The keypads for larger amounts will be wiped after each use. Where possible you will be invited to place the items you wish to buy on a table where they can be scanned by the till staff without having to be handled.
Trolleys and baskets are available as usual, and all handles are wiped between uses.

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Monday-Friday 9am-5pm 9am – 4pm
Saturday 9am-5pm 9am – 5pm
Sunday 10.30am-4.30pm 10.30am – 4.30pm