After the first full week of operating during lockdown 3, several garden centre owners and directors have shared their views about being allowed to be open for business.
"With the classification as “Essential” I believe they are looking at the science and evidence of the mental and physical benefits that gardening brings..."
"Even in this cold weather you only have to spend an hour or two outside to know how much better it makes you feel..."
"Its ironic that centres were heaving before Christmas with the potential hazards and now we are empty some choose to close..."
"I felt more uneasy about staying open during the November lockdown when our focus was Christmas..."
“It would be a desperate shame to be open now, and then get shut down when we desperately need to be open..."
"This of all years, with the disruption to the supply chain, is not the year to delay deliveries..."