Great news! Riverside will open again on Thursday 14th May at 9am.
We will of course be operating a strict social distancing code to provide a safe environment for our customers and staff. This will be similar in style to what you will have experienced in supermarkets. Key to this will be:
- Limiting customers numbers. You may experience queuing.
- Remaining at least 2m apart at all times.
- Please visit alone and do not bring children.
- Our Café will remain closed.
- Our toilets will be unavailable.
- Plan your visit so we can serve as many people as possible.
- Pay by card whenever possible.
Rest assured we will be doing our utmost to serve as many people as quickly as possible whilst keeping everyone safe.
Please also be aware that Riverside has been closed for 7 weeks and whilst we are working very hard to get the garden centre ready for re-opening some plants and products will not be available initially. We have placed several orders already but some deliveries are not due until later in the week. We currently have no stock of vegetable seedlings but are expecting a large delivery at some point on Thursday.
As we are initially working with only a skeleton staff we are unable to answer enquires or take orders via phone or email at present. We hope that this will change as soon as possible and hope that you will bear with us as we adapt to this new way of trading.
In order to allow the maximum number of customers through the garden centre we have extended our opening hours during weekdays to 9am - 7pm. We will however be open initially for 5 days per week (Thursday to Monday).
Our full opening times are:
Monday 9.30am - 7.00pm
Thursday 9.30am -7.00pm
Friday 9.30am -7.00pm
Saturday 9.30am -5.30pm
Sunday 10.30am -4.30pm
Thank you for all your support, both when we closed back in March and over the past 7 weeks. We appreciate it!
We're very excited to be open again and look forward to seeing you soon.