As news of yet another lockdown breaks we remind you that we are deemed essential and therefore will remain open (with the exception of the cafe). It is a moot point as to whether your journey here will also be deemed essential but I leave that to Mr Johnston to clarify. We of course will give you a warm, if distanced, Root One welcome!

We remind you that we have implemented all the necessary guidelines so that you and our staff can feel safe and confident about coming here. We will be venting our main glasshouse on a regular basis – apologies if at times it feels cold as a result. January is our quietest month which will also make social distancing easily achievable. Seed Potatoes have arrived, along with Garlic, Shallot and Onion sets. We also have a large choice of potted spring bulbs, including tulips, snowdrops and daffodils, along with packs of Summer Flowering Bulbs and we are well stocked with flower and veg seeds as well as all your propagation needs.

Primroses, pansies, cyclamen and violas will bring you winter colour and cheer. Just when we thought we were about to get out of the woods we are required to re-double our efforts and remain focused. It’s hard but we will be doing our absolute best to work our way through this and so hope that you will still feel able to support us. And whatever happens in the immediate future of one thing we can be assured – there will be growth in the Spring!

Stay safe and happy gardening.


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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