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 enquiries@scotsdales.com

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 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 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
Sunday*
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.
Satnav
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.
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
Sunday
10:00:00 - 16:00:00