THE August bank holiday is the perfect time to do some much needed gardening.
But what garden centres and retailers are open today (Bank Holiday Monday August 30 2021)? Read on for all you need to know…
Gardening shops have been allowed to stay open during lockdown three as they’ve been classed as an essential retailer.
It was a different story in the first lockdown last year when they were forced to close.
The majority of B&Q stores have large gardening centres, complete with plants and furniture to spruce up your outside space.
As opening times vary across the country, shoppers are advised to check the B&Q store finder tool online to see the hours for their local branch.
Typically, most stores open at 7am or 8am and shut at 7pm or 8pm.
B&Q has around 300 shops in the UK.
You'll still be able to visit Dobbies stores to pick up flowers and other gardening bits for most of the weekend.
When we checked a few locations using its store locator tool, most branches are scheduled to open under regular hours on Bank Holiday Monday.
Dobbies typically open at 9am and close at either 5pm or 6pm – but check its store locator tool to see when your nearest shop opens.
Dobbies has around 68 stores in the UK.
Homebase stores will be open on Bank Holiday Monday May 2 2021.
The DIY chain will open its doors at 8am and close again at either 7pm or 8pm.
Its shops are usually open from 9am until 6pm from Monday to Saturday, but this can depend on each store.
There are 151 standalone Homebase stores, and 15 of its Bathstore stores, in the UK.
You can use its store locator tool to see the full list of locations.
Longacres will be open over the bank holiday weekend.
Normal hours vary between stores but it's open from between 7am and 9.30am up until 5.30pm.
Some stores are open late on Thursdays and Friday so you can pick up plant supplies after work up until 8pm.
For all the details, check the Longacres website. Plus, you can use its store locator tool to be sure.
There are five Longacres branches in the UK.
Like its rivals, gardening chain Squires is also planning to be open today.
On the website, Squires Garden Centres is open in a number of locations across the UK, with its normal opening hours.
Squires is open Monday – Saturday between 9am and 6pm – although opening times may vary between its 16 branches.
If you're unsure where your nearest Squires is, you can use its store locator tool.
It comes as a Love Island fan spent £5,000 converting their garden into a replica of the villa's.
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