Our story

At Mr Fothergill's, we believe in the power of gardening to enhance lives and nurture a connection with nature

From the stable block of Lillie Langtry’s former Newmarket home in 1978, Mr Fothergill’s began as a small, family-run business, which has blossomed into a leading name in the gardening industry, with a heritage built on excellence, innovation and unwavering commitment to our customers. Our goal is to provide our customers with a wide range of high quality seeds and plants, along with the expert advice they need to grow them successfully.

The home of Mr. Fothergill’s remains at Kentford, Newmarket, although the premises are now significantly different, with purpose-built offices, seed-testing laboratory, packing and storage buildings – plus a seed trial ground and additional sites elsewhere for plant growing and distribution. We’ve now grown into the leading supplier of seeds across the UK and in over 30 countries.

For over 40 years, we have provided garden centres and shops with high-quality vegetable and flower seeds to enthusiasts, beginners, and seasoned gardeners. Mr Fothergill’s also offers vegetable and flower plants, as well as gardening supplies direct to the customer via the website and direct mail catalogues.

Your garden awaits – whether you have a small balcony, large garden or an allotment, or are a beginner or seasoned gardener, we’re here to inspire and support you. Explore our comprehensive range of seeds, plants, tools and accessories, and unlock the future potential of your garden. Together, we can help you create a beautiful space, and grow delicious food at great prices.

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Why choose Mr Fothergill’s

100% satisfaction guarantee

We take great pride in our selection of seeds and plants, so if any plants arrive in poor condition or if you have seed that suffers from poor germination, we will happily arrange a replacement or refund.

Knowledge and expertise

We’re here every step of the way - our team of experienced horticulturalists and gardening enthusiasts are always ready to help you get the best results.

Wide range of products

There is something for everyone here at Mr Fothergill’s. Explore our comprehensive range of seeds, plants, tools and accessories to unlock the potential of your garden.


We’re committed to sustainability and environmental stewardship. We’re continually exploring new ways to reduce our environmental impact and support biodiversity.


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