The Potting Shed Cafe at Thornes Garden Nursery has been serving picnics to order and will continue to do so – and from 4 July it will be possible to order your picnic and then eat it there, seated at outside picnic tables which have been rearranged into socially distanced individual areas. You will still need to pre-order over the phone and set a time to pick up. 

All the cutlery and packaging will be recyclable or compostable, but The Potting Shed asks that customers take their rubbish home with them.

Toilets will be available and alcohol gels and wipes will be provided, but it will be customers’ own responsibility to clean them before and after use. The whole of the garden centre will be open for wandering, too.

If you would like to order a picnic, the telephone number is 07398119237. The current opening hours are 10am–2pm. Search and follow ‘Thornes Garden Nursery’ on Facebook to keep up to date with any changes.