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We’re Open!

Dear customers,

It’s feels like an age since 23rd March for sure, but we’re happy to say that, as of today, Wednesday 13th May, 7 long weeks later, we’re open for business once again.

To ensure the saftey of both our customers and staff we will have the following safety measures in place:-

?We will be asking you to respect the 2m social distancing rules, along with providing signage & floor markings.

?There will also be a limit on Customer numbers on the nursery grounds, as well as in the nursery shop, with a ‘one in one out’ policy in place.

?To facilitate this, a socially-distanced queuing system will be implemented during busy periods.

?We request payment is by card where possible.

?The customer toilets will NOT be available during this time.

?Sanitisers available for use on our trolleys & baskets.

In addition, we have moved things around to make social distancing easier, with wider isles, screening around our sales counters and one way system in some areas.

We will also be running our local plant delivery service.

Unfortunately, PipTree Cafe will initially remain closed, but we will be offering a takeaway service in the near future, look out for updates on this.

We can’t wait to welcome you back, and have an incredible selection of bedding plants, trees & shrubs ready to go. ????


Call on our usual number: 01332 662 035 or Alternatively, on: 03300 104 106

Construction Of New Block-Paved Pathways Is Now Underway

For three weeks beginning Monday 29th January we are block-paving the nursery shop entrance and exit and creating a paved pathway from the main carpark to the plant sales area and Cafe, then back up to the nursery shop. It’s a major undertaking and some disruption to the usual pathways around the site is unavoidable as the work progresses.

We ask that all customers please take note of site signage indicating temporary pathways and barriers that we’ve put in place, and apologies in advance for any inconvenience, things will return better than ever very soon, we promise!

PipTree Still Rated ‘Best Cafe In Derby’ on Trip Advisor!

We can’t thank our loyal customers enough for showing what PipTree means to you by sharing your experiences on our Trip Advisor page, so much so that we now rate top out of all 63 cafes listed in the Derby area. They even awarded us a ‘Certificate of Excellence’ for doing so well!

Trip Advisor is a hugely effective way of discovering new places and we have learnt a great deal from all of your reviews over the past two years – the good and the bad ones. It’s also a way for us to respond to your questions and shed a bit of light on points you raise in response. And what’s more, through Trip Advisor’s influence, we have been been ‘found’ by an enormous number of people since we opened, many of whom are now regular visitors.

All good things… thanks to you!

Doggy Do’s & Don’ts For 2018 At PipTree Cafe

Previously all dog’s have been very welcome inside the cafe and that policy had proved to be popular with our many dog-owning visitors, but after listening to a great deal of feedback from all of our customers since we opened two years ago, we are aware that not everybody is comfortable sharing their personal space with animals, so we have decided to strike a balance by setting out some house rules out of respect to them.

  • Dogs are only permitted in the front half of the cafe – that’s tables 1 – 11
  • We only permit quiet, well-behaved & clean dogs within the cafe
  • Dog owners are please to refrain from allowing their dogs on their laps or seats and not to feed dogs from the table
  • Due to limited floor space, large dogs will no longer be permitted inside the cafe




Draycott In Bloom Awarded Gold For 2016

We’d like to congratulate the Draycott team for all their hard work in receiving top honours.


It was great to be in attendance to see you receive your certificate, and we look forward to supporting you again next year!!

PipTree Cafe Now Featured on TripAdvisor

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We’re proud to announce our PipTree Cafe can now be found on TripAdvisor under Borrowash or Derby Restaurants. Lots of reviews have already posted so you can now look us up, find out what our customers think or write your own review. There’s also a handy link to it on the PipTree page of the website.

ITV’s Central News Feature

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Thanks to the fantastic reputation of our nursery team, ITV’s Lucy Kite approached us this summer to shoot a ‘Monthly Garden Tips’ piece as part of their Central Evening News broadcast. It’s been such a success we’ve done several more since.

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