Our passion for gardening shines through in the quality of the plants we grow
Otter Garden Centres is an established, family-run garden centre business celebrating the very best of gardening, home and leisure.
Our first garden centre was founded in Ottery St Mary in 1964 when Malcolm and Marilyn White began growing vegetables and plants to sell in East Devon markets, whilst living on site in a tiny caravan.
We’ve come a long way since then. Our Ottery St Mary garden centre has grown to become one of the largest in the UK and we have added four more garden centres in Plymouth, Torbay, Wincanton, Somerset and Lymington, Hampshire. All our centres reflect our enduring enthusiasm for plants and gardening.
The Ottery centre spreads over 100 acres and includes growing fields, polytunnels and glasshouses. Unlike most garden centres, we grow the majority of the plants we sell – more than 80%, in fact. We are particularly proud of the shrubs, trees, herbaceous perennials, bedding plants, fuchsias and geraniums we grow on site – and the Otter Garden Centres commitment to quality means that all our hardy plants are covered by a two-year plant guarantee.
Over the years, we have also added an extensive range of accessories for the home and garden, from garden and conservatory furniture and garden buildings and greenhouses to cookware, clothing and crafts. And every centre has a restaurant or café so you can break up your shopping with a cuppa and cake, or a tasty home-cooked meal. Our annual Santa’s Grotto is an enormous success every years with thousands of young children enjoying a personal visit to Santa.
Whether you need bedding plants for your own garden, an unusual specimen to complete your planting plan, advice on the right plants for your garden, or a wide choice of garden, home and leisure items, you will always find a warm and friendly welcome at Otter Garden Centres.