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Opening Times & Covid Safety Procedures

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Stowbridge Showrooms and Gardens

Garden centre retailers have been classed as essential business under the latest Government guidelines and this is not a responsibility we have taken lightly.  Our aim is to provide the safest possible shopping environment for our wonderful customers and fabulous team during these challenging times. Due to this we currently operate a strict, by appointment only system at our showroom and gardens.

To date, we have found the appointment system really works because a) we can give you our undivided attention b) we can keep numbers to a minimum and regulated c) you can really enjoy the experience.

We are a gardening business and are based on a large family farm in the middle of the Fens which luckily, because our location, means we have huge spaces to browse and relax in. Our unique retail space is backed up with:

  • Hand washing and toilet facilities
  • Hand sanitiser stations
  • Daily cleaning of showroom, offices and washroom facilities
  • Mandatory wearing of masks in ALL indoor areas

Our usual opening times are Monday – Friday 8.30am-5.30pm and Saturday 10am-4pm, currently by appointment only.

Update: From the 12th April, as per the announcement by the government, the full re-opening all non-essential retail premises has been confirmed. From that date there will no longer be a requirement to book an appointment to come and visit us. However, if you are looking to purchase material for a larger project, we would advise booking an appointment with one of our specialists. If you are looking to select a water feature please call in advance so we can a) give you up to date stock levels and, b), organise to get some extra ones out to give you more of a selection (if stock availability allows).

Please note: The majority of our features are running in our show gardens, there will always be a large selection to see in situ along with vast landscaped areas dressed with our garden accessory range.

We look forward to seeing you.

To book an appointment click here or call 01366 381069.

 

Can’t travel at the moment?

We give you the choice between a physical, video or phone appointment. Simply email [email protected] and one of our team will contact you to discuss your options.

 

Burnham Market – North Norfolk Coast

Due to ongoing access issues at our Burnham Market Studio with our customers not being able to reach us through the Norfolk Living Store for safety reasons, we have taken the decision to close our showroom permanently.

We feel these restrictions will remain in place for some time after non-essential retailing re-opens meaning our customers will not be able to gain easy and convenient access to us, leaving it untenable to stay. With that in mind we have made the difficult decision not to re-open.

We have had great experiences meeting lots of wonderful customers in Burnham Market over the years, many of them have remained loyal to us and still want access to our products on the North Norfolk Coast.

Introducing Hortico

To ensure you can still see our Foras range in North Norfolk we have teamed up with the amazing team at Hortico, a Plant & Nursery Emporium which is run by Jez and Gary who are great and friendly Horticulturists.  Not only are they lovely to deal with they have a great Nursery within Drove Orchards in Thornham.

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Last Updated: 25 March 2021

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