Six stunning garden centers you must visit in Cambridgeshire
And anyone with green fingers will know that you can’t get ready for a garden party without a trip to the garden center.
Many of the GCs (fancy term for it) in Cambridgeshire have cafes, pet shops and craft areas for children too.
Making it the ultimate cure for boredom weekend blues.
Here’s our pick of the best garden centers in Cambridgeshire.
Oakington Garden Centre
Oakington Garden Center is filled to the brim with beautiful flowers, gifts, housewares and seasonal products.
Whether you’re looking for a beautiful gift for your mother-in-law or a luxurious gift for yourself – Oakington has it all.
And if that wasn’t enough, it also has a great café.
Oliver Tree has indoor and outdoor seating and serves a full range of traditional favorites plus some Mediterranean twists too!
Address: Drayton Road, Oakington, Cambridge, CB24 3BD
Cotton Grove Garden Center
It has everything you could hope for in a garden centre: flowers, furniture, books, kitchen utensils, an aquarium and an amazing farm shop full of local produce.
While you’re there, it would be rude not to try the delicious Coton Orchard Café for a drink and a slice of handmade cake.
Address: Cambridge Road, Cambridge CB23 7PJ
Scottsdale is the godfather of garden centers.
At all times of the year, it offers something fun and exciting for the whole family, whether it’s kitschy Christmas decorations or hay for your pet bunny – or actually a pet rabbit.
Picking plants can be hungry work, so be sure to stop by Sunflower Café for a delicious home-cooked meal including hearty Sunday breakfasts and roasts.
We are lucky enough to have three of these fantastic garden centers in and around Cambridge in Great Shelford, Horningsea and Fordham.
Twentypence Garden Centre
Twenty Pence Garden Center is an ideal place to stop if you are wandering through the villages of Cambridge.
It has everything you could need to turn your backyard into a wildlife haven, including an entire section dedicated to wild birds.
The cute animals and garden tools mean you can’t miss a trip to this centre.
Address: Twentypence Road, Wilburton, Ely CB6 3RN
Huntingdon Park and Recreation
We’ve all seen the TV advert for Huntingdon Garden and Leisure, so why not pay it a visit?
It sells a full range of garden goods including plants and household items – and has a gift shop and restaurant.
The thing that sets this garden center apart from the rest is the soft play area for children, which means you’ve got the perfect cover to go and look at all the lovely things.
Address: Banks End, Wyton, Huntingdon, PE28 2AA
Bury Lane Farm Shop and Garden Centre
If you’re into gardening, Bury Lane Farm Shop and Garden Center will make you feel like you’re walking into Harrods.
The stunning center has a range of departments selling all sorts of amazing garden goods including: all-weather statues, luxury furniture, and more pottery than you can shake a stick at!
Plus they have their own native Cairngorm reindeer.
Address: A10, Meldreth, Melbourne SG8 6DF