Northfields Nursery is now closed until further notice.
This is inline with Government guidelines for all
non-essential retail shops to be closed.
Our delivery service is suspended.
We are currently closed in line with Government guidelines that non-essential retail businesses must be shut. This position has been clarified by our lead trade body The Horticultural Trades Association with central Government that gardening and garden products are non-essential.
We have made relevant strategy plans at the beginning of the Covid 19 crisis, and we feel confident that we will have minimal losses with the prolonged close down. We will have nearly all of our normal range of plants in good condition for whenever our Government states that is safe for non-essential retail businesses to open again.
At present there are only four reasons to travel:
Shopping for essential necessities such as food and medicine. Shopping trips should be as infrequent as possible;
One form of exercise a day such as a run, walk or cycle;
Any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person;
Travelling to and from work, but only where this is absolutely necessary and cannot be done from home.
Call and Collect
We have decided not to implement a ‘Call and Collect’ service as we feel this could be seen as encouraging our customers to undertake non-essential journeys for non-essential products.
We have always offered this service up to the present. We know from other garden centres that some have become overwhelmed by the requests for home deliveries in recent weeks. Some have had to stop doing this service as a consequence. Our concern was that we too would become overwhelmed, and if our staff started to fall ill with Covid 19 the situation would be worse still. Our home delivery service is suspended for the time being.
The well being of staff is of paramount importance and most are now not coming to work. We have essential staff on site keeping plants watered etc. following social distancing rules. Should someone fall ill we do have a reserve of staff to call on.
If Government guidelines change we will review the above and publish it here on the home page.
We wish everyone the best but we feel it is essential to follow Government guidelines to protect our NHS which will be so desperately needed in these difficult times.
Whether you're looking for plants, pots, garden ornaments or just a bit of good advice, Northfields would like to help you to get the most from your garden.
If you haven't visited us before, you will be surprised to find a large but peaceful nursery and garden centre stocking a large range of home-grown bedding plants, potting composts, tools and garden sundries.
One of Chingford's best-kept secrets, we are tucked-away behind the houses on the borders of Chingford and Waltham Abbey.