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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 […]

Wincanton charity total for Yeovil Freewheelers EVS

Otter Garden Centre in Wincanton has announced the charity total raised during 2018 for charity of the year, Yeovil Freewheelers. We are delighted to reveal that the final amount came to just under £2,000. How we did it Funds were raised through collecting tins at the tills and four door collections manned by members of […]

Ottery St Mary charity total for Alzheimer’s Society

Supporting the fight against dementia The charity team at Otter Garden Centres in Ottery St Mary has revealed the total raised for 2018 charity of the year, Alzheimer’s Society. This came to just over £8,000 and beats last year’s charity total. The money will help fund services across Devon as well as important research into […]