With a bank holiday weekend ahead of us and promising weather forecasts, it could be the perfect time to get out in the garden. You might want to add a splash of color by planting flowers or involving the children in sowing vegetable seeds.
Then, once you’ve done the hard work, you can grab a chair and soak up the sun. Or maybe take on the kids in a game of soccer if you’re feeling energetic!
If you need to stock up on gardening supplies, there are plenty of garden centers and nurseries of varying sizes in Leicestershire, including many independent ones that have their own brand of charm. Below we’ve rounded up the Easter opening times for independent garden centers in Leicestershire, so you can work out when would be a good time to pay a visit this weekend.
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Palmers, Enderby and Ullesthorpe Garden Center
Both Palmers Garden Centers are open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Monday. They will be closed on Easter Sunday.
Hawgrip Plant Center and Nursery, Enderby
Hawgrip will be open as usual from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily, except Easter Sunday, when it will be closed.
Thurlaston Garden Center and Tea Room, Thurlaston
The Thurlaston Garden Center will be open Good Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the Tea Room will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Monday, the garden center and the tea room will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They will both be closed on Easter Sunday.
Brooklea Nursery, Rothley
You can visit Brooklea between 8:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Monday. It will be closed on Easter Sunday.
Sapcote garden centre, Sapcote
Sapcote Garden Center is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Monday. It is closed on Easter Sunday.
Kibworth Garden Centre, Kibworth
Kibworth Garden Center will be open throughout the Easter weekend, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
Sunnyside Garden Centre, Ibstock
Sunnyside Garden Center is open Friday, Saturday and Monday as usual – 9am to 5pm. The garden center will be closed on Easter Sunday, but the restaurant will be open all weekend, including Sunday.
Ken Bailey at the Wistow Garden Centre, Wistow
The garden center and the recently opened florist will both be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Monday. They will be closed on Easter Sunday.
The Langton Greenhouse and Garden Centre, East Langton
This garden center will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Good Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Easter Monday. It will be closed on Easter Sunday.
Church View Nursery, Barkby
Church View Daycare will be open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Good Friday and Good Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday and Easter Monday.
Hathern Nurseries, Hathern
You can visit Hathern Nurseries between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Good Friday, Good Saturday, and Good Monday. It will be closed on Easter Sunday.
Gates Garden Centre, Cold Overton
You can visit Gates Garden Center Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will be closed on Easter Sunday.