Covid-19 Updates…

Update July 19th 2021

We politely encourage customers to continue wearing masks indoors here at the Garden Centre, for the safety of yourselves and others.

Please be kind and respectful to our staff and other customers during this transition period, and please respect people’s personal space.

Thank you all for your patience & support this last 18 months, we really do appreciate it.


Update May 2021

We are open as normal now including The Works & Edinburgh Woollen Mill.  The Gardener’s Retreat Restaurant will re-open on Monday 17th May as long as Government guideline permit.

Update 6th January 2021

We  are still open as normal with slightly shorter opening hours 9am – 5.30 Mon-Fri, 10.30 – 4.30 Sunday as Garden Centres have been classified as essential retail. The restaurant, The Works, & Edinburgh Woollen Mill are all closed.
Please visit on your own where possible, and ensure you sanatise your hands on the way in and follow all social distancing rules.

 Update – 19th December 2020

The Gardener’s Retreat Restaurant is now closed until further notice as we have entered tier 4.
The Garden Centre remains open, including Farm Shop, Pet Shop, & Beef Olive.
Thanks to all who have been asking if we will remain open. Fortunately within the government rules Garden Centres are allowed to stay open. We will continue to stay open whilst following the government guidelines on social distancing and hygiene.
However as things stand unfortunately the Gardener’s Retreat Restaurant will be closed from Thursday 5th November, I’m afraid we won’t be offering a takeaway service but we will update you should anything change.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your ongoing support this year. We’ve been overwhelmed by all the positive comments, and wish everyone well.
Keep safe
From the team at Haddenham Garden Centre

Mask Update 23rd July 2020

The government has made it mandatory for customers who visit shops in England to wear face masks from 24th July 2020.

The guidelines make it clear that our teams in both our garden centre and restaurant are not required to wear face coverings but we will aim to wear them wherever possible.

Customers can remove their masks to consume food and drinks in our restaurant.  There will also be no requirement to wear your mask in our open spaced plant area.  The guidelines state that wearing masks applies to ‘inside shops’ only.

Hand sanitisation facilities are available throughout the centre and the restaurant.

The government have clearly stated the liability for wearing a face mask resides with the individual. It is important for us all to be aware that some members of the public are exempt from wearing face masks due to health reasons.

We will continue to follow the government guidelines on social distancing and hygiene.

The Government position on face masks and coverings in retail shops is as follows: “Wearing a face covering is required by law when travelling as a passenger on public transport in England. Some people don’t have to wear a face covering including for health, age or equality reasons. Elsewhere in England it is optional and is not required by law (except shops from 24th July), including in the workplace. If you choose to wear one, it is important to use face coverings properly and wash your hands before putting them on and before and after taking them off.

It is important to know that the evidence of the benefit of using a face covering to protect others is weak and the effect is likely to be small, therefore face coverings are not a replacement for the other ways of managing risk, including minimising time spent in contact and increasing hand and surface washing. These other measures remain the best ways of managing the risks”.

Haddenham Garden Centre Update July/August 2020

Restaurant now open 7 days a week with opening hours:

Monday – Saturday: 9:00am – 4:30pm

Sunday: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Garden Centre opening hours:

Monday – Saturday: 9:00am – 6:00pm

Sunday: 10:30am – 4:30pm

We look forward to welcoming you, please read all of the below carefully and please adhere to all the guidelines to make your visit as safe as possible for everyone.

Guidance for your visit:

  • Strictly do not visit us if you have any Covid-19 symptoms as advised by the government
  • Strictly only visit us if you are allowed to under current government medical guidance
  • No dogs allowed to enter the store or restaurant as it makes social distancing difficult for others
  • No groups over 6 people

Safety Measures in place:

  • Limited and spread out car parking spaces
  • 2 metre queuing and distancing markers
  • One way customer flow system to maximise distance from others
  • Limiting customer numbers into store, with one in one out system if necessary
  • Screens at all tills to protect staff and customers
  • Credit/Debit card machines cleaned after every use
  • NO CASH. Contactless card payments up to £45

Stay safe & best wishes,

The Hawkins Family

(owners of Haddenham Garden Centre)

Opening Hours
Garden Centre & Shop
Mon – Sat: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 10:30am – 4:30pm
Mon - Sat: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 4:00pm