We hope that you, your friends & family are all well.
We're sorry to have been a bit quiet on the newsletter front, like everyone else we’ve been weathering the winter out and have been busy looking after the plants. It has been such a relief to enjoy some spring weather recently; we are suddenly noticing an abundance of snowdrops, daffodil and wild garlic in the woods.
It is difficult to find the best words to communicate this news, but it is with enormous sadness that we must let you know that we will not be reopening the garden centre and café to customers for the foreseeable future.
The covid-19 pandemic has caused so much damage and sadness in the world, we as a business are in a position now where the financial pressure and uncertainty that we have experienced over the past year has become too great for us to continue.
Our family have owned the nursery since the 1940’s and during that time there has been some highs and lows, however nothing as challenging as this past year.
We do not have any fixed plans for the future of the nursery, just that we will continue to offer click and collect and nationwide shipping on our website selling plants, tools, garden sundries and gifts. We will continue to specialise in conifers and keep our collection going, propagating the rare and unusual varieties.
We are committed to keeping the nursery looking beautiful and hope to reopen in the future, but at this stage we are not sure in what capacity this will be. We really need time to stabilise the foundations of the business; wait for COVID-19 to hopefully subside and carefully plan a new venture.
We will watch and wait to assess how the shape of the country changes over the next few months before deciding if we will continue with Wellbeing in the Wild.
Please get in touch if you have a gift voucher to spend at the nursery, you can browse our range of products on the website and then give us a call to pay over the phone. Sandy our lovely beauty therapist will not be offering treatments in the ÖÖD house just yet, but has kindly offered to visit customers at home from the 12th of April, depending on where you are located. Please get in touch if you’d like to register your interest and if you have a beauty voucher to spend.
Please do keep in touch with us and look on our website if you wish to buy something for click and collect, almost all of our plants are listed and we have a sale on too. Please do also email or call us, we will do our best to return your call/email as soon as we can.
We’ve managed to take a lot of the café food to The Salvation Army in Hastings; it’s been distributed to a kitchen that serves food for homeless people and to a local food bank. The organisers have asked if we could pass on the message that they would be grateful for any donations that people might be able to make. They explained that the demand for this service has greatly increased due to the pandemic; they don’t have much freezer space, so dry goods are the most helpful things to them. Please e mail us if you would like to make a donation.
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your custom & friendship over the years and hope to see you in the future.
Love from Di, Vicky & Helen