My family and I visited this massive garden centre recently on a gorgeously sunny day and I must say what a wonderful day out we had.
A warm welcome upon entering Scotsdales
candles, lanterns & barbeques
gorgeous coloured glassware
Scotsdales is located in Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire and is a huge garden centre selling everything you could possibly want for your gardening needs and more.
vegetable & flower seed packets
They also have a Pet Corner and sell a small selection of live birds and animals such as rabbits, hamsters and gerbils.
This particular black one was not for sale but a resident
These parrots were not for sale - the grey one could talk but chose not to on this particular day - I guess we all have these days!
looks like a huge budgerigar to me:-)
Scotsdales also supply a huge variety of fish in their Aquatics Department. They are well stocked for all your fishy supplies. I saw some beautiful species of fish here - pond fish to tropical aquarium fish
I was enchanted !
The indoor plant selection was vast and varied and my head was turning in all directions.
beautiful, vibrant glazed pots
bronze sculptures amongst the indoor plants
has anyone seen my gorilla? - Oh there you are Kong:-)
oranges and lemons.....la la la la la la la :-)
I just love begonias
aisle upon aisle and row upon row, of shrubs and flowers
I bought some sweetpeas, a Japanese pink wisteria and another shrub that had little pale pink bell shaped flowers on - am forgetting it's name now.
a magnificent magnolia tree reaching up to the sky - I 'd love one of these!
Mmmm... Camelias - who doesn't love these beautiful flowers?
bedding and border plants
Anyone for a gnome or a fat robin - even a hiding hedgehog?
I went absolutely potty outside when I saw the range of terracotta and glazed garden pots Scotsdales stock. Though I was dismayed at some of the prices - whew! too steep for my purse.
unglazed terracotta pots
glazed pots of all colours and hues
Mediterranean looking terracotta pots
blue glazed pots
green glazed pots
yet more pots
We stopped for lunch in their lovely Sunflower Cafe - unfortunately by the time we stopped there for lunch at around 2pm, they had run out of sandwiches - so settled for soup of the day and some pastries with teas and coffees.
Scotsdales has a very well stocked gift shop selling greetings cards, gift wrap, cards, a wide range of books, ceramics and other gifts. It really is a lovely place to shop.
Look what I bought! Oh and I bought that lonely little hedgehog too:-)
For more info go to Scotsdales