After being shut down on March 23, garden centres in Gedling borough will be able to reopen from today (May 13), with social distancing measures in place.
A number of places have been offering click and collect and delivery services, but now, some borough garden centres have reopened their doors to customers – albeit with social distancing measures in place.
This is not an exhaustive list of every garden centre in the borough, but you can let us know about any we’ve missed off at the bottom of this article.
Brookfields Garden Centre at Mapperley Plains have announced that they will be reopening on Friday (May 15) at 10am.
A spokesman for the store said: “We will have social distancing measures in place following all government guidelines, details of which we will confirm shortly but rest assured we are taking the matter very seriously while still wanting to offer you a good shopping experience.
“In order to ensure we fulfil the orders we continue to receive from our webshop and Arthur’s delivery & collection services we will open every day from 10am to 4pm.
“Arthur’s Eatery will remain closed but we will be offering a takeaway service as from Monday, May 18.
They added: “The Directors and Management of the store welcome the opportunity to once again open our doors to our customers and colleagues in as safe and welcoming environment as possible.”
Hilltop Nurseries, Gedling
Hilltop Nurseries on Lambley Lane in Gedling will be reopening from today (May 13).
There will be a limit of 20 cars at any one time in the car park, then a 1 out, 1 in policy.
The owners have warned customers that cars must not queue on Lambley Lane. “If there is no space in the car park, you must drive on and try later,” they said.
There will be a strict two metre distancing policy is in force at all times and no children will be allowed in the centre.
New Opening Hours will be 9am-4.30pm on Monday-Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sundays.
Timmermans on Lowdham Lane in Woodborough will be reopen from today (May 13)
A spokesman for the centre said: “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.
They added: “Opening hours tomorrow are 9am – 5.30pm but from Thursday until further notice we will be open from 8am – until 7pm. 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.
The garden centre has remained semi-open during the lockdown for essential items and is currently stating on social media they remain so.