Nursery to Open for Customers with Social Distancing Measures in Place
We will be re-opening our plant nursery for customers on Monday 18th May 2020. The Centre remains closed to our Service Users until further notice.
The nursery will be open Monday to Friday 10am-3pm (excluding bank holidays). Last entry into the nursery will be at 2.45pm to allow for 3pm closure.
To protect our customers and staff at this time will restrict the number of customers who can come into the nursery at any one time as follows:
We will be limiting the amount of trolleys in use to 7.
There will be a maximum of 2 customers per trolley from the same household.
Minimum number of customers in nursery 7.
Maximum 14 if 2 per trolley.
When the nursery is full entrance will be on a '1-in 1-out' basis. Limited numbered seating will be provided whilst you wait.
We will provide hand sanitiser and disinfectant spray to clean trolley handles upon entry to the nursery and ask customers to keep their distance - 2 metres.
We are unable to provide masks and gloves to customers so please wear your own if you wish.
Please note we are not set-up to take card payments so only accept cash and cheques.
We don't have our usual full choice of summer bedding plants available due to earlier closure but still have a good selection and plenty of alpines and perennials to choose from.
Due to having limited staff we will not be able to provide advice or help around the nursery at this time.
We look forward to seeing you!
The New Blendworth Centre is a day provision for post 19 year old people with varying degrees of learning difficulties/disabilities. The Centre offers its Service Users a work orientated placement in a semi-sheltered environment, situated in the village of Horndean in Hampshire. The Centre aims to develop and support individual goals, encourage friendships, raise self-esteem and promote confidence and independence. Referrals for placement at the Centre can be made through either your local social services office or by contacting the Centre direct.
Within the Centre grounds there is a small nursery outlet with many poly tunnels and potting sheds which facilitates the service users activities. From seed sowing, plant cuttings, potting on, cleaning stock and generally keeping the nursery and its display areas clean and tidy, makes for a busy day at the Centre. The end product of these on-site activities can be purchased by the general public in our nursery shop.
An organisation called the Bedhampton volunteers contract us to plant up their wraparound lamppost tubs for their summer display within the village of Bedhampton they have used our services for many years.
Out-reach contractual work ranging from small gardens to larger grounds maintenance is carried out by a small team under the supervision of a member of staff.
We take pride in the fact that we are very involved in the local community; we undertake litter pick-ups for Horndean Parish Council and Clanfield Parish Council. We also deliver leaflets in these areas when we are required to do so.
The Centre offers the opportunity for its service users to join together in recreational activities during the week. Basic adult education is delivered at the Centre in a small classroom setting for Service Users who wish to continue to develop their numeracy and literary skills.
A new craft area has proven to be very popular offering Service Users the opportunity to experience working with different art and craft mediums.
Our service users feel passionately about their Centre and this is demonstrated by the enthusiasm each individual exhibits through-out any one day and their continuing contribution to the running and the maintenance of this service facility.
Registered Charity No: 1152182 Company No: 6601869