How we embrace Christmas

Cyclamen, Wreath Making workshops, gifts for loved ones, and of course, the trees… yes, we’re embracing it all.

image courtesy of Thorngrove

There’s no denying it any longer. It’s time to embrace it. We are officially full of festive cheer and are ready for Christmas!
It’s a funny time of year at Thorngrove; you might think with such cold weather, things slow down when it comes to plants…this couldn’t be further from the truth!

Not only are we putting out the seasonal plants such as poinsettias and princettias, and we have Christmas trees to make room for!
Hyacinths planted a little while ago will be making themselves known, and we continue to make sure they’re as good as they can be. Not to mention the gifts and lifestyle shop gets a bit of a seasonal makeover as we bring in a whole range of unique and exciting products!

Winter baskets and troughs have also taken up a huge amount of the glasshouse team’s time as customers look to bring vibrancy and splendour to their homes and gardens this December. It’s always a sight to behold when many of them

The work you don’t see

The shop windows, and various benches around the garden centre may feel very beautiful and seasonal, but behind the scenes there’s an immense amount of cleaning after last season
to make sure no pests make the plants their new homes, and we’re always looking ahead. Making orders for plugs of next years herbaceous and bedding plants, planning in for new products, making use of cuttings, and considering options for events to stay connected with the community.

image courtesy of Thorngrove

The most wonderful time of the year

There’s no question that it can be hard work, for everyone – from the plant nursery, glasshouses, café, shop, tutors, students, and everyone else behind the scenes at EmployMyAbility and Thorngrove – but the hard work can be less noticeable this time of year as everyone knows that a much deserved break and end of year celebration is just around the corner. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and we’d love for you to make Thorngrove a stop on your rounds this December. Have a fantastic Christmas and New Year everyone, and as we previously mentioned, even if you’re not celebrating this time of year, we send our end of year well-wishes to you and look forward to seeing you in 2022!

Thorngrove Garden Centre

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