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Our Story

It’s been quite a journey. Founded in 1978, Mr Fothergill’s Seeds Ltd has grown into one of the most recognisable brands in the industry. We now have a worldwide reach through over 5,000 outlets, including both national and independent retailers, as well as direct-to-consumer platforms and e-commerce sites.

We are headquartered in Newmarket, UK with subsidiaries in Australia and New Zealand. Mr Fothergills Seeds Limited has been wholly owned by the family of funds within Harwood Capital Management Limited since August 2023, a leading investor in SME’s and lower-mid market companies across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

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Our mission

At Mr Fothergill’s Seeds Limited our mission is to bring the joy of gardening to both experienced and novice gardeners through our extensive and trusted range of fruit, vegetable and flower seeds/bulbs which are complemented by a broad range of hand tools and ancillary products.

Employee benefits

Our benefits package is designed to focus on the wellbeing of our people. Here are the benefits people working at Mr Fothergill’s can enjoy:

• Private medical insurance
• Free fresh fruit on site
• Wellbeing support through our Employee Assistance Programme. Including free counselling session, a dedicated bereavement support service
• 30 days’ annual leave inclusive of bank holidays, and increasing with length of service
• Life assurance scheme
• Enhanced sick pay
• Contributory pension
• Dress for your day
• Excellent discounts across our seed, plant, garden tools and accessories range
• Free fresh produce and flowers at the end of the growing season from our very own Trial field