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
Keep your garden vibrant and colourful using our range of garden tools, watering equipment, lawn care and pest control products.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Scotsdales clothing department features items suitable for both men and women of all ages.
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.
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.
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.