Scotsdales Fordham

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IMPORTANT NEWS – Scotsdales Fordham is NOT closing.

It was recently reported in the Newmarket Journal that District planners have given the go-ahead for 150 new homes and a 75-bed care home on our site in Fordham. Whilst this is true, we are fully committed to maintaining and developing our lovey garden centre in the village and have no plans to close it now or any time in the near future.

If you have any questions regarding this please do not hesitate to contact us directly on 01638 720455 or email

Only five miles from Newmarket, our garden centre at Fordham joined the Scotsdales family in 1991.

Today it has a superb plant department and is packed with ideas for your garden, including lots of BBQs and comfortable, stylish garden furniture. And there’s a wonderful gift department as well, to help you make the very most of your indoor and outdoor space.

Smaller than our other garden centres at Great Shelford and Horningsea, Fordham has a lovely boutique feel that keeps many visitors coming back again and again. Our Sunflower Café at Fordham has an outdoor terrace that overlooks the plant area – it’s a perfect spot to sit in the sun with a cuppa, just enjoying the good things in life.

Accessibility: The Garden Centre has two designated disabled parking spaces and four designated parent and child spaces. We also have up to four wheelchairs and a mobility scooters available if necessary. All areas of the store (including the Sunflower Cafe) are accessible for wheelchairs and buggies; with automatic doors at both the main entrance and exit to the store. 

We also offer a baby changing area in our toilet facilities and a designated disabled toilet facility.  

Dog Policy: Dogs are allowed in the store year round if kept on a lead. However, dogs are not permitted in the Sunflower Café, but are welcome in the outside seating area. 

Animal Welfare Licence: We are fully licenced by the East Cambridgeshire District Council to sell small animal as pets from our Fordham store, to view a copy of our animal welfare licence, please click here: Animal Welfare Licence Certificate

Scotsdales Electrical Take Back Scheme: Scotsdales is also a member of the distributor take back scheme for electrical appliances (specific conditions apply). To learn more about how Scotsdales can assist, please click here: Scotsdales Electrical Take Back Scheme

Scotsdales Collection and Safe Storage of Domestic Batteries: Scotsdales is also willing to assist anyone in need of a safe place to dispose of old unnecessary domestic batteries. o learn more about how Scotsdales can assist, please click here: Scotsdales Collection and Safe Storage of Batteries

Sunday Opening Times:  The store opens at 10am for browsing only. The check outs do not open until 10:30am. The Sunflower Café is open at 10am for breakfast service. 

Please feel free to contact us on: 01638 720455, if you require further information prior to visiting.

Our address: Scotsdales Garden Centre & Nursery Fordham, Market Street, Fordham, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 5LQ, United Kingdom

Scotsdales Fordham
Monday – Saturday
09:00 am - 17:30 pm
10:30 am - 16:30 pm
Bank Holiday Mondays
08:00 am - 17:30 pm
*The store opens at 10am for browsing only. The check outs do not open until 10:30am.

Find us

From the A14
At junction 37, take the A142 exit to Ely/Newmarket. Turn left onto Fordham Road A142. At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Newmarket Road. At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Market Street / B1102. Scotsdales Fordham will be on your left.
To find Scotsdales Fordham with your Satnav, simply enter the postcode CB7 5LQ.
By bus
Click here for the Stagecoach website.

Contact Us

01638 720455
  • Garden Care
  • Outdoor Plants
  • Compost Store
  • Pots & Containers
  • Solar Lighting for your Garden
  • Wild birds and other wildlife
  • Garden Furniture and BBQs
  • Gifts and greeting cards
  • Foodhall
  • Indoor Plants
  • Pet Shop
  • Fencing and landscaping materials
  • Clothing
New breakfast bagels in Fordham Sunflower Café

Come in and try one today!

When you’re visiting Scotsdales Fordham, why not take a few minutes to relax on the intimate terrace which overlooks our colourful, fragrant plant area?

Our much-loved Sunflower Café serves snacks and meals throughout the day, with lots of locally-sourced specialities including breads from Lanes Bakery in Burwell (gluten-free choices are also available).

Whatever you do, don’t miss our famous Scotch eggs and sausage rolls – and let yourself be tempted by our delicious home-made cakes and desserts too!

Scotsdales Fordham
Monday – Saturday
09:00:00 - 17:00:00
10:00:00 - 16:00:00