Spring & Early Flower Show Cancellations

Update: Peony Exhibit and shows for 2020

We wanted to inform all of the keen gardeners out there that would be attending the RHS Flower Shows and Garden Festivals around the country that unfortunately the decision has been made by the RHS that all shows up until the 30th June will be postponed until 2021. A number of other garden shows during April and May have also taken the decision to postpone or cancel shows.

We would suggest that if you currently have a ticket for a flower show this Spring and early Summer that you check with the organiser if this is still going ahead before making any travel or accommodation arrangements.

We are really looking forward to exhibiting our peonies at the rest of the shows which are still going ahead in the latter part of the year though. Please support these shows and come and see us. We are most importantly still growing and shipping our beautiful peonies all over the world so you are also able to shop online and buy our peonies. Please see our Coronavirus statement to see how deliveries are being carried out.

Maybe some social distancing, isolation and possible all out quarantine is the best time to make sure your garden looks amazing this year! Stock up on peonies and when the virus hits peak and all we have to gaze out at is our gardens, your peonies will be cheering you up with their gorgeous blooms. Gardening and spending time outdoors will be the best medicine for all the COVID-19 anxiety! Fresh air and green is relaxing and calming, we could all definitely do with some of that.

We are very excited though to let you all know that our collaboration with Theo Fennell for our Chelsea exhibit, Treasure Every Moment will still be going ahead, it is just jumping forward to 2021.

Please see the RHS statement below and a link to the full statement.

Following the Government update on 16 March 2020 and ongoing situation with COVID-19, all RHS Shows, Garden Events and school visits will be cancelled with immediate effect until 30 June 2020.  RHS Gardens remain open, with a number of increased precautionary measures in place.

This is a worldwide unprecedented and challenging time for so many people and of course the health and safety of our members, visitors, exhibitors and staff remains our number one priority.

With the Government no longer supporting mass gathering events due to the impact on emergency services and heightened actions to encourage social distancing, the following RHS Shows will regrettably no longer take place in 2020:

  • RHS London Spring Launch & Orchid Show, 7-8 April
  • RHS Botanical Art and Photography Show, 17-18 April
  • RHS Flower Show Cardiff, 17-19 April
  • RHS Malvern Spring Festival, 7–10 May
  • RHS Chelsea Flower Show, 19–23 May
  • RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, 11–14 June

https://www.rhs.org.uk/about-the-rhs/policies/coronavirus-statement

We Are Still Shipping Peonies Amid Coronavirus!

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

We recognise the increased uncertainty that Coronavirus may be causing in the UK and indeed the world and would like to offer our reassurances that the health and wellbeing of our nurseryman, customer service team, you our valued customers and your loved ones is always our number one priority.

At this time our nursery is open for business as usual. We are still shipping peony plants all around the UK and internationally. We are following the guidance provided by the British government and making sure we are keeping our staff and customers safe.

We will continue to monitor the situation very closely and will amend our procedures if guidance changes.

Our peonies are growing beautifully and will soon be ready to be shipped to their new homes. Make the most of your time at home and make your garden as gorgeous as possible! Being out in our gardens might be the only option we have this Spring, proven to reduce stress and anxiety, gardening will be a great past time for all those stuck in doors. Focus on something positive, have your garden ready for the Summer when we can open our homes again and entertain your friends.

Stay Safe Friends.

All our Love from the Primrose Hall Peonies team.

As the situation is extremely fast-moving we will issue updates on any changes if further announcements are made by UK Government.

UK Parcel delivery

With immediate effect, our courier will no longer ask customers to sign our handheld units and instead our drivers will sign it on their behalf. They will record the consignees name and a ‘Delivered on Authority’ message in the signature section of the unit.

This now forms our proof of delivery process for all deliveries until further notice.

At present all parcel operations continue as normal. Our preferred courier depots and hubs are all working as normal and currently have no closures. They are also ensuring business continuity measures for all of their departments.

International Parcel delivery

At present all international parcel operations continue as normal.

For further information on coronavirus please refer to https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response