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Potted spring flowers and watering can on display at the Duchy of Cornwall Nursery.

Covid 19 - Our commitment to you

During these extraordinary times we want to take this opportunity to let you know about what we are doing to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience when you come to visit us.

Our team have been busy, re-stocking the nursery with the very best quality plants, trees and shrubs you can buy and although this current situation has made particular plants and varieties difficult to source, our collections and general levels of stock are greater than ever before. We have also created many new areas to shop, dwell and enjoy over the past few months with beautiful new displays offering so many special things or just lovely ideas to take home. We are especially excited about the new and larger tree area where all ornamental and fruit trees can be seen together with expert advice always on hand. Tunnel two is now also open for customers providing more space for specialist and rare varieties of plants.

The shop and glasshouse have also undergone a change around with many different items and ranges to now explore in their respective beautiful environments – the sense of adventure and anticipation of surprising finds remains though!

We are constantly revising and adapting to every detail of Government guidance, taking some aspects of this even further than advised, we have completed risk assessments, implemented staff training and changed many of the layouts throughout the nursery to ensure that our customers time on site was both enjoyable and safe.

We would encourage you to take your own time to wander around and discover every area of the nursery where our team are always on hand for friendly guidance and advice.

For the time being, we will not be accepting any cash payments and all events, meeting spaces and the children’s play hut will remain closed and not bookable. All other outdoor spaces and gardens are open to be enjoyed by one and all.

Face Masks:

As of Wednesday 23rd September, we will be fully complying with revised Government regulations on the wearing of face coverings. This will mean that customers will be required to wear a face mask or covering in all indoor areas at the nursery except when sat at a table to eat or drink.

There are some exemptions to the wearing of face masks which include

  • Children under the age of 11
  • Those not being able to put on, wear or remove a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability

We thank all our customers for their support and acceptance of our existing measures in place and in advance of helping us manage this further change smoothly for the enjoyment and safety of all.

Wall with plaque unveiled by the Prince of Wales, surrounded by potted plants.

Some information that you might want to know:

  • There is social distancing spacing in place for shopping and dining, with signage and markers where needed
  • In line with guidelines, we have enforced and will control reduced site capacities
  • There is a sanitising point at the entry to the Nursery and within all washrooms
  • All trolleys and baskets are sanitised between uses
  • There are no cash payments being accepted
  • Customer contact points including chip and pin terminals are sanitised after each use
  • For indoor spaces, customer numbers are limited to specific maximums
  • One-way systems are in place where beneficial and necessary
  • We have screens at payment points to protect customers and staff
  • The toilets are currently restricted to one person or family group per use
  • Additional sanitising and contact surface cleaning is in place