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Locally grown tree for Ottery St Mary town centre

Festive cheer was brought to Ottery with one of our own Christmas trees – grown less than two miles from the town centre. The tree was put up outside the library in Silver Street by a team from the garden centre just in time for the town’s late night Christmas shopping event. Ottery resident Richard […]

Santa’s Grotto award – thank you for voting for us!

We were delighted to learn that Santa’s Grotto – Magical Kingdom – in our Ottery St Mary Garden Centre secured the runner up spot in the Best Seasonal Event category in the Primary Times Star Awards as voted for by parents of children aged 4 to 11 years in Devon.   Creative Director, Sabine Jary […]

At the Chelsea Flower Show

The highlight of the gardener’s calendar, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is a hugely popular event. It’s the place to go to find out about new plants and gardening ideas. Visitors can see swathes of beautiful colour in displays of The Great Pavilion. Then – of course – there are the amazing show and artisan […]

Garden Reuse and Create Challenge – Winners

Earlier this year we launched our Garden Reuse and Create Challenge in association with Radio Plymouth. The challenge was for Plymouth primary school children to make something creative using items no longer needed, that they found in the garden. We are delighted to announce the winner, Lana from St Joseph’s RC Primary School in Devonport. […]

Charities update 2019

Each year Otter Garden Centres supports a variety of charities. These are sometimes local and sometimes national. Our individual garden centres choose the charity they wish to support and organise their own fundraising activities. During 2019 we are supporting: Ottery St Mary – Hospiscare Hospiscare was founded in 1982 to provide high quality care and […]

Plymouth charity total for Dementia Friendly Parishes

In our final reveal for charity fundraising during 2018, it’s a big well done to our Plymouth team which has announced a total of £3,200 raised for Dementia Friendly Parishes Around the Yealm. Funds were raised through raffles, face painting, a visit from woodturners and the wonderful animated singing penguin display at Christmas. The charity, […]

Torbay charity total for Devon Air Ambulance

The team at our Torbay garden centre is excited to announce the charity total for 2018, their second year of fundraising for Devon Air Ambulance. A total of just under £4,000 was raised through various customer and staff events run throughout the year. Intrepid employee Richard Vanstone had his head shaved for the second year […]

Plymouth Garden Reuse and Create Challenge

Radio Plymouth and Otter Garden Centres are delighted to be running our Garden Reuse and Create Challenge with primary schools across Plymouth, to give away two raised beds with compost and plants, so the winning school can ‘grow their own’ this spring and summer! There will be two runners up, each taking away a £50 […]

March Flower Arranging Workshop – Ottery St Mary

Tuesday 19th March – flower arranging workshop in Ottery Join us for our seasonal flower arranging workshop in the Otter Garden Centre restaurant in Ottery St Mary 2.30 to 4.30pm The price of £15 includes tea/coffee and cake, tuition from experienced tutor Tracy Johnson and all materials including flowers. You will take your arrangement home […]