Garden centres shut their restaurants and coffee shops on Friday, some were arranging deliveries of fresh vegetables and other supplies and on Saturday morning Pop Up Veg shops were available.
Aylett Nurseries based in St Albans used supplies from their coffee shop wholesaler and the staff got involved in helping out the community.
Staff of Aylett Nurseries were provided the opportunity to shop for any supplies prior to the Centre opening. Adam Wigglesworth said he hoped to be able to add other produce into the space over the coming days. "this has been more motivating to us all than Christmas!"
Adam said he got the idea from Terry Head at Stewarts where they also set up a Pop Up Veg shop overnight. "The staff have been so grateful that they can come to work, get all the fresh essentials and not having to worry about battling the supermarkets. The customers are amazed that we have manged to open a fresh produce shop in 24 hours which to some has taken a huge amount of stress off they in these horrid times."
Baytree situated near Spalding, Lincolnshire has used some supplies from another of it’s centres, Baytree at Hilgay where they have an established Farm Shop, to create a Pop Up farm shop in Bulbland.