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ATTENTION CUSTOMERS

OPEN WITH OUR REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS

Garden Centers are considered “essential” per the Burnet County “Stay in Place” order on March 25th, 2020. COME GET AWAY!

In response to coronavirus concerns and with an abundance of caution, Backbone Valley Nursery has decided to remain open for our customers at this time with regular business hours. Using CDC and Texas Department of Health Guidelines, we will be cleaning and disinfecting carts, restrooms and checkout areas throughout the day and are encouraging customers to use the outdoor checkout options. We recognize the health benefits of gardening and the desire to grow your own food and will do our best to provide our services with an abundance of caution, keeping a close eye on all reports coming in from the CDC, WHO and local and state health departments. We ask that you stay at home if you are sick, maintain a distance of 6 feet between yourself and other customers and our staff when possible and wash or disinfect your hands often. Our staff will lead by example. We appreciate your business and your cooperation at this time of uncertainty. Please stay healthy and GARDEN ON!

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