Two Ways To Shop
Covid-19 Update January 2021
As a Community Interest Company, Care In The Garden has always endeavoured to put community at the forefront of everything we do and this has dictated our response to the issues we are dealing with regard to Covid-19.
The virus situation we are faced with on the Island, is evolving rapidly and we are sure that you will agree that we simply don't have the measure of the virus at this time. To date, we have not had any cases amongst our staff, volunteers or supported workers, but with the virus spreading rapidly on the Island, we feel it would be inevitable that someone would catch it and possibly pass it on. We would be devastated if this happened to any of our staff, volunteers, supported workers, or customers, many of whom are in the vulnerable or high-risk categories. Although Government Tier 4 rules allow us to open the nursery, we feel that the increased risk to everyone concerned outweighs our right to be open, so we have taken the decision not to do so, at least until the end of January.
We appreciate your continued support in purchasing plants and other items from us and we will be opening our web shop again from Friday 8th January for Island deliveries only.
We will continue to monitor the situation and we will let you know when we feel it is safe for everyone to return to the nursery again. Please keep yourselves safe, there is light at the end of the tunnel, we ALL just need to get there.
John, Gill and the Care In The Garden team.
Guidelines for shopping at the nursery.
We have implemented new procedures to ensure the safety of all our staff and customers. We ask that all customers visiting the nursery site follow these procedures.
We are still limiting customer numbers on site, although it is no longer necessary to "Book A Slot To Shop" unless you feel safer doing so.
Slots are available for you to book on Monday - Saturday 9 -10am and Sunday 10 - 11am.
Please observe social distancing rules at all times whilst on our site.
The site has been organised to help with this, so please read our signs and stick to the rules.
Please use a trolley to help with social distancing.
The till area has a screen to protect our staff and customers and there will be a queueing system in operation.
Please observe our one way system.
In order to comply with government guidance, from the 24th July 2020, we will require customer to wear face coverings inside our shop area.
We prefer to accept payment by card at the moment.
These are situated at key areas like our gate. Please ensure your trolley handle is sanitized before use.
Care in the Garden is a CIC - a not for profit organisation set up to make a difference. We are creating work opportunities for those who need a little help.
We are a new and progressive community company
offering everyone who works with us a full life ingredient.
Our vision is to reach out to the community and to bring down barriers by developing EQUALITY THROUGH UNDERSTANDING.
Our Team in pictures, rain or shine!
We'd love you to have a good look at our website. Whether you need plants for your garden, a beautiful bench, or know someone who needs a little help, this is the place to be.
THE PLANT MARKET
Here on site we grow an amazing range of beautiful plants at AMAZING prices! We are here all year round to supply you with spring and autumn bedding and basket plants, plus a great variety of perennials and grasses. You can pick up gifts all year round, and we make beautiful wreaths and floral displays for Christmas - there's one to suit every pocket.
Based at our nursery in Wootton, we provide a number of services.
SPLINTER WOOD PRODUCTS
An ever growing area, We have a brand new shed - bit of a man cave really - where all our lovely animal planters, benches etc are produced. This has been extended thanks to a grant from Wight Aid.
Great plants at WHOLESALE prices!
Filled hanging baskets / planters
Supported work placements
Seasonal fresh vegetables and fruit
Tea & coffee in the summer months
THE VEG SHED
Within the Nursery we have the veg shed. We sell a variety of fresh fruit and veg in season; this is run by our team including Darren who helps get everything ready in the morning.
This is our latest venture. Created fresh every Thursday, the selection of flower arrangements changes frequently, so pop in and see what we have available.
THE MOWER MEN
A great team who love to get out and about to tend your lawns. They have been trained to use the mowers and strimmer's, with assistance, and take great pride in doing a good job.