Welcome to Sheeplands
Hare Hatch Sheeplands, your fresh, local & friendly, independent garden centre serving Reading, Maidenhead and Wokingham. Discover our fantastic farm shop, delicious cafe and wonderful range of plants and gardening accessories. Speak to our friendly team who will be more than happy to help: 0118 9401600 or email@example.com. Look out for our events, competitions and shows. For more information visit the events web page.
March 2017 Update: Business as Usual
Hare Hatch Sheeplands is open for business. The Farm Shop is thriving, the plant centre is awash with colour, and in all parts of the centre we have bargains and great value for money.
Whatever happens in the courts, Sheeplands has permission for a Farm Shop, Butchers, Cafe, Plant Centre and ancillary products. So, please continue to shop at Sheeplands.
Over the Easter holidays we'll have our usual array of children's entertainment, including Bertie's Slippers, Quirks, Oojamaflip, MAD Academy, Creative Studio, Treasure Trail and Colouring Competition. Plus we're hosting the Reading Rock Choir (April 1) and Thames Valley Orchid Show (April 8). There's something for everyone at Sheeplands and it's business as usual.
The Friendliest Garden Centre with Personalised Service
Delivery (within a 15 mile radius)
Carry to your car service
Plant, gardening and produce experts on-site to answer your questions
A loyalty scheme for monthly vouchers and offers
Discounts for schools and horticultural societies
Our newsletter for weekly news and information
At the heart of the community supporting charities and good causes
Hardening sweet peas
Sweet peas that were sown under cover in January can start to be hardened off now. These are actually very hardy plants, and autumn-sown seedlings can survive the winter outdoors. But newly germinated seedlings, which were started with a little heat in January should now be slowly acclimatised to outdoor conditions. Put the pots of seedlings in a cold frame with the top closed. After a few days open the vents during the day but shut them at night. After a few more days leave the vents open at night as well, and a few days after that remove the lid completely. Cover the plants with bubble wrap if a sharp frost is forecast.