A POPULAR garden centre is staying open during Lockdown.

All Hillier Garden Centres are open, including the one at Stone Cross.

It said: “We have been designated as essential retail, and therefore all Hillier Garden Centres will remain open during this period of lockdown.

Whilst we are pleased to be able to keep our doors open, safety is our top priority and so you will continue to find social distancing measures in place when you visit.

During busy times, we will also need to limit numbers of customers entering the centre, so please be prepared that this may result in a queue.

We would ask that you continue to queue 2m apart as you have been doing since we re-opened our doors and maintain this distance throughout the centre when shopping.

Most importantly, please make sure you are wearing a face covering when you visit, and also please note that during this period of social distancing, we unfortunately may not be able to offer assistance to customers in our usual way, so please be aware that we may not be able to load your car with heavy items at this time.

Our restaurants are required to close during this lockdown and so, unfortunately, will all be closed from today, Thursday 5th November.

Thank you to all of our valued customers for your continued support this year and for following our new measures when visiting our Garden Centres and Restaurants. We will continue to keep you updated but above all, please stay safe and look after yourselves.”