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Beautiful Summer Magazine & Your Scotsdales Voucher Booklets – July Update

Due to the huge impact on the manufacture and supply chains by Covid-19, we were unable to honour any of the product offers or vouchers advertised in our Beautiful Summer magazine valid for the month of June. The huge impact on our growers during the Covid-19 lock down, the plants which were chosen specially to feature in our Beautiful Summer Magazine are either in extremely short supply or are simply unavailable.

Please be aware that the magazine was created in March this year to make the strict print deadline. We were aware of the severity of Covid-19, but we could not foresee the full extent it would have and will likely continue to have for a period of time on the supply chain and Scotsdales as a whole.

We thank the many who understood the issues around not being able to honour the vouchers in June.

July Vouchers

Our buying team along with our suppliers have worked incredibly hard on the July voucher products and we are delighted to say that we are now in a position to honour these. We have acquired good numbers of stock however this is by no means limitless. We will advise customers as soon as we know that stock is sold out, using all channels available.

For those who are part of our Your Scotsdales loyalty scheme, we will endeavour to bring back the voucher booklets once we feel sure we can fulfil the stock quantities needed.

How to find and contact us 

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

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

Important Customer Notice regarding store re-opening

We have re-opened with revised opening times and restricted shopping rules to help keep our staff and customers safe. All information regarding our re-opening plans can be found here: COVID-19 Store information. 

Reasons to visit us

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.

Key information about the Fordham store

Accessibility: The Garden Centre has two designated disabled parking spaces and four designated parent and child spaces. We also have up to three 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. To 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 on Sunday for browsing only. The check outs do not open until 10:30am. The Sunflower Café is open at 10am for breakfast service. 

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

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

Scotsdales Fordham
Monday – Saturday
08:30 am - 17:00 pm
10:00 am - 17:00 pm
*The store opens at 10am for Sunday 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
    Keep your garden vibrant and colourful using our range of garden tools, watering equipment, lawn care and pest control products.
  • Outdoor Plants
    Our range of outdoor plants includes, but is not limited to: trees and shrubs, fruit plants, ferns, plants from bulbs, heathers, roses, and many more.
  • Compost Store
    We offer a wide range of items across our three stores including brands such as: Jack's Magic, Gro-Sure and other great items from Westland.
  • Pots & Containers
    Whether you're looking for a small ceramic pot for your favourite house plant, or a large wooden planter to help kick start your new vegetable garden, Scotsdales has the answer. We're passionate about plants and the plant life we sell.
  • Solar Lighting for your Garden
    Scotsdales offers a wide variety from multi-colour, multi-pack sets to individual spike lights. We also offer an array of non-traditional lighting options such as solar powered garden ornament and windchimes.
  • Wild birds and other wildlife
    We stock items from top wildlife and wild bird brands such as: Gardman, Tom Chambers, Westland, Smart Garden, Greenkey, and more.
  • Garden Furniture and BBQs
    Our selection of furniture items includes, bistro sets, four to eight seater dining sets, benches, tables, chairs, recliners, swing furniture, lounge and sofa sets and parasols to help keep you shaded in hot sun.
  • Gifts and greeting cards
    We have a wide range of gifts and greeting cards, childrens toys, jewellery, candles, picture frames, tea pots, cushions and many other great gifts items.
  • Foodhall
    We have an extensive foodhall at our Great Shelford store. Come along to find a selection of jams and marmalade, gin, ale, crisps, and more.
  • Houseplants
    Our range of houseplants includes, but is not limited to: orchids, bonsai plants, flytraps, air purifying plants, sanservieria, cacti, ficus, lucky bamboo, and many more.
  • Pet Shop
    Our range includes, but is not limited to products for cats, dogs, birds, mice, guinea pigs, rats, hamsters, rabbits and many more. Our stock changes regularly, but we cater for all needs and occasions.
  • Fencing and landscaping materials
    Scotsdales offers a wide range of products such as paving stones, fencing, log rolls, trellis's and much more.
  • Clothing
    Scotsdales clothing department features items suitable for both men and women of all ages.

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Sunflower Cafe Statement – July 2020

We have had a number of enquiries asking if our Sunflower Cafes will be reopening on the 4th July. We thank you for your interest and we appreciate how keen you all are to enjoy a freshly cooked meal, cream tea and of course, the cakes however we will not be reopening our Sunflower Cafes for a short time yet. We will of course continue to focus on the safety measures put in place throughout the stores and keeping the shopping experience at the excellent standards you would expect.

Rest assured that we will notify you all via our website, social media platforms and in-store of the proposed dates for re-opening just as soon as we are confident that we can do so.

Until then, you will find selected food hall products in the cafes, so that picking up a delicious treat to enjoy at home is still a possibility.

The Scotsdales Team


The Sunflower Café Fordham

Fordham is part of the East Cambridgeshire district, it is four miles north of the famous racing town of Newmarket as well as being close to Soham, Burwell, Isleham, Mildenhall and Chippenham.

Close to the A14 motorway, we’re situated in the heart of Fordham.

If you’ve never visited us before, then please review the options we can provide below for an idea fo the great offerings that we cater for. Alternatively, contact us on: 01638 720455 if you would like any further information about the café or the dishes we serve.

Café Opening Times

The Sunflower Café opens for breakfast service at 9am Monday to Saturday and 10am on Sunday.

The Sunflower Café closes at 5pm Monday to Saturday and 4pm on Sunday. Please attend early to avoid disappointment.

Our opening hours may alter for bank holidays, please refer to our main store opening hours for full details about any changes.

Click here for Fordham store details.

Customer Reviews

We take our customer reviews very seriously and try our best to provide everyone with the best possible experience whilst visiting our Café.

Don’t just take our word for it, see our Trip Advisor reviews page for an honest opinion.

Click here to contact us directly to provide your feedback.

Further Information about our Sunflower Café

We have a range of exciting menus including breakfast, lunch, and child friendly.

We also offer a range of afternoon teas, as well as special events and the opportunity to book the Fordham Sunflower Café for private functions.

For full details on all of the above, please visit our designated Fordham Café page. 

Click here for further information regarding the Fordham Sunflower Café. 

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