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spring blossom gland 03 20a

By Tara Lissner, Swiss Gardening School

I recently posted a blog speaking of springtime 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. collection is only in the afternoons and only by appointment. There is no self service. 

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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 phone 022 367 12 39.

Maréchal 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.

Schilliger Garden Centre
Schilliger have now got an on-line ordering system with a home delivery or pick-up possibility for you orders. Check their website for the full listing of herbs, salads, perennials, seasonal plants etc. They are also taking orders for pet supplies. Contact their hotline This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 022 354 44 40.

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 7h-17h Monday to Friday by phone 021 636 60 00 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

Coop Brico + Loisirs
Everything you could find in the shop you can now find on-line. Shipping is free above Chf 75 of orders 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 FaceBook pages of these sites, especially of 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.

 

Author's bio

taralissner

An enthusiastic, self-taught gardener, Tara Lissner is passionate about gardening and eager to share her zeal and knowledge with other gardening fans.

In 2012, she joined forces with Hester Macdonald, a British-trained landscape designer, to launch the Swiss Gardening School.

(Photo by Jean-Luc Pasquier)

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