Coronavirus Trading Hut News

Our Trading Hut is now open every Sunday from 10.30am - 12 noon. Please see the reopening news from our Chairman below.

Trading Hut Reopening News from our Chairman

Dear Members, 

Horticultural Hut Update

With all shops opening on 12th April, we have decided to open the horticultural hut on Sundays only from 18th April until further notice. We still have no plans to open on Wednesdays. Please respect all Covid rules when visiting us for your garden supplies and most of all, please keep 2m apart where possible.

If you can’t visit our Horticultural Hut as you may be shielding, then please email Graham Tarling at and delivery will be arranged.

Please read the guidance below.

1. Please avoid coming as couples, and, if driving leave your boot open before you approach the hut if you are buying heavy items.

2. Only one person in the wooden hut at a time please. Please queue 2 metres apart outside, or wait in your car to be called in when we are free.

3. There will be a table outside the wooden hut (or just inside if wet weather) with hand sanitiser gel, disposable gloves and face masks. Please use them all before asking to enter.

4. Please have a list with you already made out with what you require and your name on it at the top, and hand it to me or someone else on duty. You may then take a seat while we get you order ready.

5.  Payment is preferred by cheque, but cash is OK. We can stamp your cheque with our payee stamp.

6. We will then get your goods ready and either hand them to you or take them to your car for you, although help would be appreciated with heavy items, maintaining social distancing of course.

7. Once you have left the Hut we will call the next customer to be served.

Thanking you for your patience and supporting us in these difficult times,

Graham Tarling (Chairman & Acting, Trading Hut Manager)

When we are able to fully reopen the Trading Hut Regular opening times are:

Wednesdays (2.30-3.30pm)
Sundays (10.30am-12noon)

Benefits of using the Trading Hut include:

  • In many cases cheaper than local garden centres
  • Provides varieties that work locally
  • Gardening advice from the volunteers
  • It runs to support the Society financially and as a service
Click here for a map of the Trading Hut 
We're next to Wayfarers tennis club - entrance on Swakeley's Drive opposite The Grove.
  Address - Clubhouse Lane, Off Swakeleys Drive, Ickenham UB10 8FU.