Save our Horticultural Industry

Save our Horticultural Industry

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Jane Benson started this petition to Reopen our Garden Centres and Plant Nurseries

The next three months is the most important trading period when the majority of plants are sold.  Without this cashflow the majority of businesses will go out of business. Annual plants by their very nature do not keep more than a few months and perennial plants need constant attention and often have only a seasonal appeal. Garden centres and Nurseries could be made as safe against Covid-19 as Supermarkets. They are mostly large open areas. Indoor spaces selling other products could be kept closed and payment is often outdoors anyway. The number of visitors could be limited as the mileage undertaken by customers.

Gardens are basic to British culture and heritage. They give untold pleasure to millions. Gardening as an activity has been proven to improve physical and mental health. Our gardens are a Wonder of the World. It would be tragic to lose the efforts of generations of planthunters, scientists and gardeners in identifying and propagating and growing many thousands of beautiful plants. The present restrictions would force us to lose this valuable, healing and enjoyable national pastime.  

Please join this petition and/or send it on to your local MP to forward to the relevant department, and also to any presenters and journalists you know and all your like minded friends.

 

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