Entries by Katherine Govier

Celebrating 95th birthday with a return to Otter!

The red carpet was rolled out for a very special customer at our Ottery St Mary garden centre when Lionel Smith paid a visit to mark his 95th birthday. It was the first time Lionel had left home since lockdown measures were introduced, and he came with wife Barbara to choose his birthday presents. Otter […]

Takeaway food and drink available at Plymouth

We are delighted to be able to offer our Plymouth customers a new takeaway food and drink service. Included in the menu options are some of our very popular (and very delicious!)  tray bakes and hot meals. Whilst our restaurant has been closed we have received many requests to offer a takeaway service – customers […]

Otter Beautiful Gardens Summer Magazine

Otter Summer Magazine – now out! Our new summer magazine is being delivered to homes close to our garden centres during June. Please note this magazine went to print before the impact of the pandemic could have been predicted and some products in the magazine will not be available. For much more information, and to […]

ELF wishing well update

Ongoing support for Elf Back in 2015 our Ottery St Mary garden centre supported Exeter Leukaemia Fund (Elf) as charity of the year, raising over £8,000 to help with the building of the Family Suite at the Yarty Ward. The suite was designed for haematology patients facing critical or terminal illness, and their families. It […]

Coronavirus – FAQ’s

Instead of calling our garden centres, check below to see if your question is answered below: Are the toilets open in your garden centres? Yes, at this time the toilets are open, although we ask if you can only use these if essential Can I use vouchers from the Otter Beautiful Gardens Spring magazine dated […]

Seeds – Postal Service

We are now offering a telephone order service where will be able to take orders for seed packets which we will post to your home address with Royal Mail. All you need to do is to call us on the number below, where one of our team members will take details of your order and […]

School Dinners from Otter!

Normally our restaurant in Ottery is very busy on a Sunday, with 8 chefs, 14 kitchen assistants and 10 waiting staff managing our popular Sunday Roast service. Today two of our chefs were delighted to be back in the kitchen again – this time working on a voluntary basis, although unlike their usual work environment […]

Not sure which seeds to choose?

If you’d like to start seed sowing whilst you are at home but not sure which seeds to buy, we can help you! By clicking on the link at the bottom you’ll find a helpful chart which provides excellent information on seed sowing and harvesting times, along with a guide on which seeds can be […]

RNLI funds Blooming with Torbay Branch

The team at our Torbay garden centre has announced the total raised by the branch for the RNLI in the run up to Christmas. The announcement was celebrated with a visit from ‘Stormy Sam’. Over £1,200 was raised in just three months for the charity that is reliant on voluntary donations to power its lifesaving […]

Christmas Card Competition – Plymouth

We were delighted to be involved with Radio Plymouth’s Christmas Card Competition again this year. The challenge was for primary school pupils in the Plymouth area to design a festive card and send it to Radio Plymouth for judging. The radio station was inundated with hundreds of amazing entries and the team found it really […]