Roll up for fruit bushes, shrubs and perennials as Inch Nursery set to reopen next week

Inch Nursery plants

The City of Edinburgh Council’s Inch Nursery is getting ready to welcome customers back to its base in Inch Park after a long winter closure.

The Nursery will reopen from Wednesday (7 April) with Covid safety measures in place and will be open five days a week, from Wednesday to Sunday, 10am – 2pm. To ensure safe shopping, customers will be required to book a time slot by email ahead of their visit.

Culture and Communities Convener, Cllr Donald Wilson said:

Now that it’s spring and the weather (hopefully) warms, the re-opening of the Nursery is a great opportunity for Edinburgh’s green-fingered residents to stock up from our wide range of quality plants at sensible prices. If you have not visited the Inch Nursery you will be pleasantly surprised at the variety of horticultural delights on offer. 

The pandemic has given us all renewed gratitude for the great outdoors – and for many it’s unearthed an appreciation of gardening, discovering all the benefits, both mental and physical it can bring.

Culture and Communities Vice Convener, Cllr Amy McNeese-Mechan, said:

We’re very much looking forward to welcoming visitors back to the Nursery next week. Gardening benefits the mental health and well-being of so many people isolating at home and I believe that whilst the ongoing lockdowns have put limitations on us, looking after and growing plants helps us to look forward with hope to better and brighter days to come. So, if you’re in the market for shrubs and herbaceous perennials, please get in touch with the team to book your spot!

Janice Peter, Acting Inch Nursery Team Leader, said:

After a long cold winter we are looking forward to opening our doors and welcoming our customers back.

The last year has allowed people to rediscover their gardens and develop a passion for plants and we are really pleased that we can once again supply quality locally grown plants to the people of Edinburgh.

Existing customers will be contacted directly but for any queries or new customers who would like to book a shopping slot, please email the team.
Visitors can expect social distancing and hygiene measures to be in place, including two- metre queuing points at key areas, sanitising stations, cashless payments only, and additional cleaning measures.

Published: April 1st 2021