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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 […]

Otter Elves raise money for Brain Tumour Charity

It was “hi-ho hi-ho” all the way as a number of our team members in Ottery St Mary dressed as festive elves and cycled, jogged and walked to work at Otter in memory of Ottery colleague Rob Gillingham, who passed away from a brain tumour earlier this year. The elves were fundraising for Brain Tumour […]

Town centre lights up with Otter-grown tree

Christmas has come to Ottery St Mary and we are delighted to have been asked to donate a beautiful, home grown Christmas tree again this year. Our team from Otter, Ottery St Mary delivered and set up the tree in its traditional spot, outside the library in Silver Street. We were extremely grateful to Ottery […]

Elf Sparkle Cycle Day Fundraiser December 4th

Elf Sparkle Cycle Day fundraiser in memory of former Santa Express driver You may see some of our Ottery St Mary team members dressed as elves on the local roads around our garden centre this Friday!  A large group of our team members are rallying round with a seasonal fundraiser in memory of their colleague […]

Lockdown starting November 5th

Following the latest government announcement of the new lockdown restrictions, garden centres along with supermarkets and certain other essential retailers can remain open. All Otter Garden Centres will be open during the lockdown, however, our coffee shops are now temporarily closed. Our number one priority is the safety of our team members and our customers. […]

Giant Pumpkin at Otter Lymington

Have you visited our Lymington Garden Centre recently? If not, then now’s a great time to go for the chance to view a monster pumpkin! The pumpkin has been grown by our Lymington neighbours Pinetops Nurseries  – they have hit the news year after year with their record-breaking giants. The nursery, like Otter, is a […]

Hannah is a world record breaker!

With one of our Taunton team members taking part in the Müller British Athletics Championships we were keen to find out the results! The Championships took place on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th September at the Manchester Regional Arena. The event was held behind closed doors. With para-only events being staged at these championships for […]

Face coverings from July 24th

From July 24th it will be compulsory to wear a face covering in shops and supermarkets in England. We are asking all our customers to adhere to this and to come to Otter with your face covering ready to wear. Exemptions will apply, please click below for full details of the latest government guidance: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own […]

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 […]