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Top 5 Garden Centres in Cambridge

Lisa Garden on 03-02-2017

Cambridge is a county with a rich history for cultural developments, scientific advancements, historical significance and an importance of education on a global scale. The world famous red brick city of Cambridge is well known for patrons such as Stephen Hawking, Stephen Fry, John Cleese to name a few. In a city bustling with so much culture, diversity and new world research it's only right that horticulture would be a prominent topic amongst the people for Cambridge. As far as rural life goes around the city, farming is very much still a culture and plants are at the heart of its residents. With this in mind - it's time to take a look at our pick of the top 5 garden centres in Cambridge. Remember, you can also buy your garden products online throughout the entire UK, at the webshop of your local garden centre or other webshops with a large selection in garden products



Home to three garden centres located in and around the city of Cambridge, Scotsdales is a big name in Cambridgeshire for plants, garden furniture, tools, sundries and everything else you would expect from your local garden shop. Scotsdales Cambridge in Shelford, Fordham and Horningsea. All 3 centres are home to the Sunflower Cafe, where you can sit back and enjoy and a good old cup of tea after a hard day of plant hunting. 

Oakington Garden Centre

Oakington Garden Centre is Cambridge's favourite independent centre. From the colourful floral displays, aesthetically pleasing layout, and the incredibly knowledge of its staff, it's easy to know why Oakington is the Garden Centre of choice for the gardeners of Cambridge. You'll find everything you want from a garden centre at Oakington. Plants, trees, shrubs, furniture, outdoor buildings, compost wild animal care, as well as a wealth of knowledge from the staff on gardening and garden design. P.s. The Olive Tree Cafe is an excellent choice for a coffee and a slice of cake or two.

Royston, A Wyevale Garden Centre

Royston is a town situated just a short drive from Cambridge. The town of Royston is home to Royston, A Wyevale Garden Centre.As all you avid gardeners will know Wyevale is the biggest chain of garden centres in the UK and it is so for a reason - Royston Garden Centre has everything you need to get your garden in tip-top shape. From an extensive range of gardening tools, plants, trees, shrubs and much more. The cafe is a great place to stop after a long days shopping. This Garden Centre has come a long way since its days as a small market stall selling fruit and veg. 

Simpsons Nurseries

This garden centre is located just outside of Cambridge in Fordham, Ely. But there's no question that Simpsons Nurseries is definitely well worth the visit outside of the city of Cambridge. A family run centre is well known as a specialist in plants and trees. If you're keen for some gardening knowledege, great quality plants and gardenig products, as well as a lovely break at the Simpsons coffee shop. Visit them today.

Twenty Pence Garden Centre

Another garden centre located just outside Cambridge near Ely, is the Twenty Pence Garden Centre. Another full service garden centre offering absolutley everything your garden wants, at competitive prices and with a huge product range. Fencing, paving, tools, outdoor buildings, plants, wild bird & pet care, and winter garden care. And of course, the Applejacks restaurant is a great place to get a roast on a Sunday!


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