*Our Plant World Garden Centre has reopened*
This will be done under strict social distancing measures, and we ask that you follow the signs in the centre and on our carpark, and are respectful and mindful of our other customers and staff members, who will be on hand to assist you the best they can while staying safe.
Our revised opening times are as follows:
11am – 3pm, Tuesdays to Saturdays, closed Sundays and Mondays.
This means we will open on Saturday, and then be closed until Tuesday May 19th, and open every Tuesday to Saturday after that.
Customers will have to pay by card or contactless payment. We will not be taking cash payments.
Please do not attempt to visit us before Saturday.
As per current Government legislation, our Tea Rooms and toilets will remain closed.
The limited opening times will allow us to restock, maintain and water our plants whilst keeping our staff at a safe distance from our customers. We would also request that no more than two family members visit together and would not recommend a visit at this time for those deemed to be clinically vulnerable who need to be shielded.
In line with Government and Horticultural Trades Association guidance, we have put a number of protocols in place to keep our staff and local community safe. We ask for your support during these challenging times in adhering to our guidance in order that we can protect everyone.
Our safety measures include the following:
*Controlled entry and exit points – our regular customers will note that entry will be from the side entrance (facing the General Education building) and exit will lead onto the car parking in front of the bus turning circle.
*At the entry point a staff guide will control access to the centre with a maximum of 14 visitors allowed at any one time.
*We may ask you to queue outside when necessary at busy times.
*We will be operating a one-way system around the nursery so please follow the arrows on the floor – please note that you will not be able to double back on yourself without restarting from the outside queue so please pick up what you need as you go along.
*We request that you maintain social distancing of two metres at all times.
*All trollies will be sanitised by our staff at the exit point after each customer.
*A perspex cubicle has been built around the till for our staff to protect them.
*Benches have been removed around the nursery to ensure there is enough distance to manoeuvre around safely.
*Staff will be wearing gloves and changing them regularly.
*Hand sanitiser will be available at the entrance and till.
*Please ensure that no one with any potential COVID-19 symptoms comes into Plant World
We recognise this is an anxious time for our community. We want to ensure we have taken every possible step to ensure the health and wellbeing of our staff and our customers.
Thank you for your anticipated support and customer loyalty – we look forward to welcoming you back into our Plant World centre.
Enter a fabulous world of horticulture at Myerscough College's Plant World and Gardens. Plant World is home to a wide range of exotic flowers, trees and even pets, perfect for your home or garden. Nearly all of our stock is produced in an our nursery many of which are produced by Myerscough students and are available at excellent prices.
Situated in over an acre of themed borders, lawns, ponds and trees is our multiple award-winning Myerscough Gardens, providing the ideal setting for a leisurely exploration on a fine day. Refreshments are available in the Plant Centre and can be enjoyed within our beautiful corridor house seating area. Alternatively, why not pop in to the Garden House Tea Room, and enjoy a fine range of hot drinks, cakes and sandwiches whilst overlooking our Gardens.
If you are schoolteacher between and are looking for a fun educational trip for your class, our school tours are perfect for your pupils to enhance their budding understanding of nature. Our tours cover a wide-array of topics including plant life-cycles, food chains, how chocolate grows. Whatever you wish to cover, call us on 01995 642130 to arrange a visit and let us help your pupils' knowledge of the natural world blossom.
The Plant World complex is split into several zones. These include the Tropical Zone, where visitors can see plants such as bananas growing over a tranquil pool, the Edible Zone where coffee plants, citrus, pineapples and ginger grow and the Temperate Zone which provides a warmer atmosphere for foreign plants to develop.
For some creative inspiration, visitors are welcome to walk around the extensive landscaped and woodland gardens. Within Plant World you will find the Plant Centre, selling an interesting range of plants, most of which are produced by our horticulture students in our own nursery as well as quality garden sundries and accessories. Here people can browse at their leisure and even obtain advice from professional horticulturists. Many of the plants available for sale can be seen as mature specimens within the Plant Zones.
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The Gardens are situated on the west side of the College campus to the rear of the Plant Centre sales and display areas. They cover an area of more than an acre, and contain twenty themed plant borders set into a large lawned area, a pond and bog garden, a large collection of trees and an ornamental kitchen garden.
The area was originally laid out over thirty years ago as horticultural grounds, alongside the glasshouse and nursery units, for the education and training of students in a wide range of plants and practical skills. This use continues today, together with the work of maintaining and improving the Gardens as an area open to the public to visit and enjoy.
The Garden House Tearoom
Overlooking our beautiful gardens, the Garden House Tea Room is situated in the Plant Centre and is available to students, staff and visitors. It provides soup, sandwiches, panini's, jacket potatoes, desserts and speciality hot and cold drinks. It is open everyday 10.00am - 4.30pm.
Plant World is open seven days a week, all year round (apart from over the Christmas and New Year Holiday Period) and admission is free. Groups are welcome although we would appreciate advance notification to ensure that your visit is an enjoyable one! Full tours can be arranged.
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