Welcome to the first in our new series of blogs providing an in-depth look at our growing nurseries, what we’re growing for the current season – and what we’re preparing for the next!

Not everyone knows that Otter has always been a grower. Right from the earliest days of the business, when, in 1964, Malcolm and Marilyn White bought a plot of land in Ottery St Mary.

Working out of a second-hand mobile home, they began growing lettuce, cabbage and carrots for the local markets before moving into bedding plants, which they sold directly to the public.