The NEW Malvern Hanley Retreat – NEW to Otter Garden Buildings Village

Save 10% on the Malvern Hanley Retreat this April.

Grow Your Own Pizza Toppings

We can't think of anything tastier to add to your favourite Italian treat - find out how to grow your own pizza toppings!

Flowers for St Saviours

Locals and visitors to Ottery St Mary should spot a little extra colour in the town Otter Garden Centre planted up some containers for St Saviours bridge.

How women have made our garden centre bloom

March 8th is International Women’s Day and here at Otter we want to celebrate the amazing women who have made our business what it is today.

Cutting down on plastics at Otter – revealing our new paper carrier bags

As part of our ongoing environmental commitment, we have redesigned our carrier bags. We are now phasing out our yellow plastic carrier bags in favour of brown paper carrier bags.

Top tips to keep your real cut Christmas tree fresh and alive!

If you are planning on buying a real tree this Christmas we've got some expert tips to help you keep those pine needs looking and smelling fresher for longer.

Christmas Roses – a gift for every gardener

Hellebores are a real gift to gardeners during the winter months, providing soft colour when most other flowering plants have finished.

Worried that your Christmas lights use too much electricity? Don’t switch off just yet!

They're big on ambience but what is their energy consumption like?

Bringing the magic of Christmas alive at Otter

Have you ever wondered how the team at Otter bring the magic of Christmas to their Garden Centres each year?

How to safely help hedgehogs during the autumn

Encouraging hedgehogs into your garden can be beneficial in the long-term, and by making small changes you can create a haven for them to survive and thrive in the wild.

How to make great garden compost

It's the most environmentally friendly way of dealing with garden waste!

Pruning tips for Clematis and Climbers

Learning how and when to prune your clematis and climbing plants can help you get the best blooms and enjoy these beautiful plants year after year.

Using water wisely in a heatwave

It’s not often that our gardens have to cope with such extreme weather as we’re seeing at the moment!

What happens to the plastic plant pots you bring for recycling?

You may have spotted or used our pot recycling points - there's one in all of our branches.

Wedding shopping in our Faux Flower Shop

Faux flowers are becoming increasingly popular as a beautiful, long-lasting, and often cheaper, alternative to fresh wedding flowers.
Heathfield Farm

Seeds to help Heathfield Farm grow

This year there’s going to be a glut of delicious vegetables at Heathfield Farm, a vocational learning centre in Broadclyst.

Sunflowers to show support for Ukraine

Scouts from the 1st Ottery St Mary Scout Group have been busy potting up sunflower seeds.