Oakington Garden Centre is Independent and family run and you can see the difference. From the canopied entrance area with it’s colourful seasonal displays to the spacious attractively laid out stock beds, the focus is on plants. The owners and plant area team are horticulturists, designers and keen gardeners, so you benefit from friendly, informed advice from enthusiasts. We source many plants from national and international specialists to ensure quality, competitive prices and the availability of recent introductions, but also buy extensively from local nurseries so that you get plants grown in similar conditions to those in your garden. We offer a warm welcome for all gardeners from beginner to plantsman or professional.
We carry a wide range of trees, shrubs, fruit, perennials, climbers and roses, with seasonal offerings such as seed potatoes, winter and summer vegetables, bedding plants, wallflowers, soft fruit, bare root hedging, turf and bulbs.
A number of local designers, landscapers and gardeners use us, and we can suggest people to carry out your garden construction and planting to a good standard. Our plant manager is happy to try to source specific plants for customer requests, or to put together an order to fulfil a designer planting scheme. We offer a delivery service, which is free for larger orders.
The shop and outside display areas hold supplies of tools, pots, stoneware, trellis and timber products and a range of seeds, composts, chemicals, bird care products and sundries to provide all the essential for successful gardening.
There is ample parking in the newly landscaped car park and the site is accessible to wheelchairs, with disabled parking.
The Olive Tree Café
The Ingredients are locally sourced wherever possible. Our coffee is a rich Italian blend that was specially chosen by us from The Cambridge Coffee Company. Now in our third year of operating we have made a name for ourselves in the local community, providing a venue for private events and an informal meeting place for groups such as the Girton Knitting Society. The Café offers a range of delicious homemade food lovingly prepared in our kitchen. The menu changes with the seasons throughout the year but always includes cakes, biscuits and sweet treats as well as light lunches and a tempting breakfast menu.
With both indoor and outdoor seating (clustered around our majestic olive tree) the café itself is a spacious and inviting environment with a modern yet relaxed feel. Our menu also reflects this atmosphere, packed with traditional favourites plus a few Mediterranean twists!