Garden Response to COVID-19 from Watters Garden Center

03/18/2020 Ken Davis

Garden Response to COVID-19 from Watters Garden Center

PRESCOTT, AZ, March 17, 2020

For many of you, a trip to Watters Garden Center is a welcome escape from everyday life. Spring feels like it is approaching faster than ever. In my yard, daffodils are blooming, Lenton Rose flowers are unfurling, and my Oklahoma Redbud trees look ready to explode into spring bloom. Mother Nature is reaching her hand to pull us outside.

This week marks our 58th year in business. We are excited to celebrate when the time is right. For now, our concentration on trying to make things as normal as possible for our customers and staff. Trucks full of beautiful plants fresh from the grower have filled the garden center.

We have even more focus on fresh vegetable and herb starts and all things edible like fruit trees, grapes, and berry plants. We are here daily, no matter what, to water each and take care of our plant pets. We will continue to turn the lights on and open the doors for business. Our goal of offering the highest quality plants, garden products, and advice remains the same. How exactly we do it may change slightly, but just like Mother Nature, we will adapt. Our community counts on Watters to feed their family from the gardens.

Below are more details about the steps we are taking so you can escape outside ………and ‘Garden On’ this spring!

What to expect from Watters during these times?

Thankfully, our store is outdoors, and the greenhouses are very open to the germ-killing sun and the Arizona elements. However, we make the health of our customers and staff a top priority.

From Watters

~ We will be keeping our doors open, so there are few or no doorknobs to touch.

~ We will be wiping down doors, countertops, cart handles, bathrooms, and many of the common touch areas as often as possible with CDC recommended cleaning supplies.

What we are asking from you

~ We need your support here at Watters as much as you feel safe doing. We are following all CDC guidelines. My family and staff appreciate your help but feel no obligation if you don’t feel safe.

~ Please consider sterilizing your hands as you enter the store. We’ll have Purell sanitizing stations throughout the store for your use.

~ Avoid touching your face as much as possible while shopping. If so, you can re-wash your hands anytime.

~ Please consider washing or sanitizing your hands again before getting back in the car.

In addition

~ As always, Watters offers delivery services.

~ We also allow you to shop by phone and will try to be as responsive as we can if you want to buy from your car.

~ Online shopping for trees and other items is an option through our partnership with Monrovia Growers. (Link Shipping is free to Watters even for large specimen plants when added to one of the orders that arrive weekly to the garden center.

~ We also have several other research tools and information on our website.


~ We plan to communicate as much as we can through our eNewsletter, Facebook page, and continue to post beautiful, inspirational photos to Instagram to help you forget all the negative news! (Link

Please let us know how else we can help. We appreciate feedback during this time. Email is an excellent to way reach us at [email protected] or reply to this email to contact the owners Ken or Lisa Lain directly.

Watters Garden Center is a locally owned and operated garden center that specializes in providing avid gardeners and novices alike with the expertise and products to get things growing in the mountains of Arizona.