The Barn Nursery, other garden centers see major uptick in traffic as spring time arrives with a different feel during COVID-19

Staff photo by Patrick MacCoon / The Barn Nursery and other garden centers were busy over the weekend as beautiful weather brought customers out to get a jump start on their yard and gardens for the spring time.

Gardening has provided a much needed breath of fresh air for those looking to get outside of the house.

With rare consecutive days of beautiful and sunny weather, people have flocked to gardening centers such as The Barn Nursery.

"Folks are just tired of being cooped up," The Barn Nursery owner Jim Webster said. "It's typical spring, but it seems like now there is nothing really else to do. For every negative comment we have had of us staying open, we get 100 people who want us to stay open and tell us this is their happy place. We want people to come in and relax and enjoy their outdoor space."

Operating at 801 E. 24th St. Pl since 2004, the popular garden center has taken the necessary steps to ensure customer safety and meet their desire.