My most recent blog spoke of spring time openings of gardens and parks, lovely plant markets and fairs and all the jobs to get started with in the garden. Today our reality has changed. Most of these markets have been cancelled or postponed, the gardens remain closed and we must now learn to garden when all the garden centres are closed! I’ve put together a list of gardening related businesses who will deliver or allow you to pick-up. It is by no means an extensive list but a small start especially to support small, local business owners. I hope you find it useful.
Rémy Jaggi Located in Trélex, this small producer has a large variety of herbs, salad plug plants, early bedding flowers and tons of perennials, fresh cut tulips are also available. Orders must be made in advance by phone 022 369 11 66 or email@example.com is only in the afternoons and only by appointment. There is no self service. Their document on procedures is attached.
Nature en scène Located in Arnex-sur-Nyon (Borex), this small garden centre has a wide selection of salad and early vegetable plug plants, seeds, soil and early bedding flowers, fresh cut tulips are also available. Orders must be made in advance by phone 022 367 12 34 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Pick up on Thursday or Friday only. There is no self service. A seed order form and a plant plug form are attached below for ease of ordering.
Jardins Belle Vue Located in Borex, this small producer will delivery early bedding plants among other things. Orders must be made by phone022 367 12 39
Marechal Jardiland Located between Chavannes des Bois and Versoix this small garden centre will take your order by phone 022 779 03 58 for pick up.
Migros Do It & Garden A huge selection of gardening supplies on-line. Be aware of shipping costs and delayed delivery times due to high demand.
Hornbach A large selection of gardening related supplies. Be aware of shipping costs and delayed delivery times due to high demand. Orders may be made from 07:00-17:00 Monday to Friday by phone021 636 60 00 or email email@example.com
Jumbo All branches are closed but their on-line store is available. Be aware of shipping costs and delayed delivery times due to high demand.
Galaxus A huge on-line swiss company owned by Migros with a good selection of a vast range of products including for the garden. Shipping is free but expect delays in shipping times due to demand.
Sativa A seed mail order company with hundreds of varieties of seeds including the ProSpeciaRara heritage varieties. Deliveries may be slower than usual due to demand.
Zollinger Bio A seed mail order company with hundreds of varieties of seeds, all organic and many heritage varieties. Deliveries may be slower than usual due to demand.
Please check the FB pages, especially of these small businesses, for the latest updated information as things seem to change quite regularly. I shall endeavour to keep the Swiss Gardening School FB page up to date with current information also. Please keep in mind that these small businesses always benefit from our support but particularly now as their storefronts have been closed. Enjoy the spring in your garden and keep well.
One thought on “Gardening in these unusual times”
Although I would dearly like to do more in the garden and cant, I am now appreciating what is already there, not what I have to do.