History of Coton orchard
Coton Orchard was planted in 1922. Like many orchards in the region it was established for the production of apples for the wholesale trade, the bulk of it’s produce being marketed through London. However, as we are now in an age where the world has become smaller and economics dictate that fruit be imported from abroad, it is probably one of the last remaining working orchards in Cambridgeshire and perhaps the most picturesque. A haven for wild life and a peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of Cambridge city centre, Coton Orchard is a patchwork of apple and plum trees, strawberry fields, green pastures and grape vines. Apples are used for juice and soft fruits are sold in the farm shop.
Polhill Garden Centre
The garden centre at Coton Orchard is operated by experts from Polhill. With over 30 years of experience Polhill are committed to serving the gardening community. There is a dizzying array of plants at the Coton centre and all the supplies a gardener might need.
coton farm shop
The Farm Shop at Coton Orchard not only sells apple juice, soft fruit and top fruit grown on site but stock a wide range of other produce sourced from local suppliers as well. There is a great selection of fresh fruits and vegetables delivered daily plus a mouth watering array of gourmet products, home made baked goods, confectionary and preserves. The Farm Shop stock a good choice of dry goods, milk and other sundry items for your convenience.
Massarella Coffee shop
When you get tired from all your shopping why not indulge in a freshly brewed cup of coffee and piece of cake at the Massarella Apple Tree Coffee Shop? Their home made food is fresh and exciting and the variety of menu ensures there is something to suit all tastes. Coton Orchard isn't just a garden centre but a vital part of the village. Within the building we also have a local Post Office, farm shop and gift shop & magazine corner .
Maidenhead Aquatics at Coton in Cambridge has a good selection of many varying tropical species including those from the African Rift Valley. Specialising in planted and soft water Aquariums with dedicated tanks for many Discus species. Customer service and friendly professional advice is key to their success.