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Free car charging points at four branches

Otter Garden Centres has added to existing green credentials with the installation of car charging points at the company’s Ottery St Mary, Plymouth, Wincanton and Lymington branches. Customers who drive electric cars will now be able to use the EV (electric vehicle) charging stations free of charge while they shop. Each station is capable of […]

DIY SOS for youth football team in Ottery

DIY SOS Ottery style The request Otter Garden Centres was approached by a member of the Ottery St Mary Youth Football Club, asking if we could help them with urgent repairs to their current viewing lean-to shed. This was constructed of wood and sheet metal cladding which was leaking badly and becoming unfit for purpose. […]

Poetry night raises funds for Devon Air Ambulance

Poetry night at Torbay Our first ever poetry reading night at Torbay wa a huge success, raising just under £200 for the branch’s charity of the year, Devon Air Ambulance Trust. The event was organised by Torbay branch’s enthusiastic charity champion, Julia Stone. The performers were published poets Bethany Blue and David Hines, with new […]

Plymouth Design a Scarecrow – Winner

We have a winner! Radio Plymouth and Otter Garden Centre in Plymouth have been delighted by the success of this year’s Design a Scarecrow competition – and now we’d like to announce the winner. We had a brilliant response from primary schools across Plymouth with lots of wonderful entries. Choosing this year’s top design has […]

Open Mic Poetry Reading for DAAT – Torbay

Poetry Reading for Devon Air Ambulance It’s a first for Otter! On 13th April we will be holding a Poetry Night with open mic at our Torbay branch. From 7pm to 10pm Fundraising raffle Bring your own wine We provide nibbles and soft drinks Read your poetry or just come and listen Enjoy this fun […]

Fundraising Totals for 2017

How much fundraising did we do? Each year, Otter Garden Centres pledges to carry out fundraising for charities. Over the years we have supported a wide range of charities to help them continue with their important work. During 2017, each branch chose to raise funds for very local charities. Fundraising is coordinated by in-branch teams […]

Double Gold in the Food & Drink Devon Awards

Jams reign supreme We are delighted to announce that, once again, Otter Garden Centres home-made jams have picked up an award – or in this case, two awards! The two gold awards were won at the Food & Drink Devon Awards held at Deer Park Country Hotel. The double golden gong was collected for our […]

Regional placing in Young Horticulturalist of the Year

Top three spot for Carla If you need to know anything about plants, make sure you seek out Carla Ward-Best at our Ottery St Mary branch. Earlier this year Carla came third in the South West regional finals of the Young Horticulturalist of the Year – after deciding to enter at the very last minute! […]

Taste of the West

Silver for Raspberry Jam Taste of the West Awards have now been announced. We are delighted to say that we have been awarded a silver for our raspberry jam and highly commended for our strawberry jam. The traditional jams are made by the talented Liz Lee in our Ottery St Mary restaurant kitchens. Liz also […]