New Opening Arrangements

I’m sure that you’re all still reeling from the weekend’s shock announcement that tighter restrictions will be in place throughout mainland Scotland from Boxing Day, meaning that all non-essential shops, pubs, and cafes must close, along with other businesses.

The good news is that Garden Centres have been reclassified since the initial March 2020 lockdown, and are now in the list of essential shops, which means that Woodside Plant Centre can stay open!

The bad news is of course, that our delightful tearoom must close from Christmas until restrictions are lifted again. Currently we do not plan to offer a takeaway service as we feel that this would have very limited appeal in mid-winter, but we will keep this constantly under review, and we may change this decision if we feel that there is sufficient customer demand.

For now though, it is “business as usual” until we close for our Christmas Break on Christmas Eve, so do come along this coming week to support us. Here are our revised opening times.

Until Christmas Eve, our tearoom is offering the usual range of soups, sandwiches, fresh scones, cakes, baked potatoes, pigs in blankets rolls, mulled non-alcoholic wine, and hot and cold drinks.

Our Plant Centre is well stocked with Christmas decorations, wild bird food (and we’ve just had a delivery of feeders too), garden tools, garden ornaments, and plants. Don’t forget that we stock a good range of fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as dried food products. Our current highlights are – pomegranites, fresh cranberries, figs, chestnuts, Pink Fir apple potatoes, Conference pears, red cabbage, Bramley apples, chocolate coated peanuts, raisins and ginger and much more. Shopping for food at Woodside is a much nicer experience than supermarket shopping, particularly at this time of year, so do come and have a look at what we do.