Ottery St Mary
About Otter Garden Centre Ottery St Mary
Otter Garden Centre in Ottery St Mary was the very first Otter garden centre and was established in 1964 as Otter Nurseries. Easily accessed from the A30, this is the largest of our garden centres and many customers like to enjoy a full day out here, shopping our extensive range of products in all our departments and our renowned plants department. We recommend stopping in our popular coffee shop where you can enjoy delicious home-made food. We support many local community activities including the Ottery St Mary Food Festival.
Disabled car parking is now located in our two main car parks, this is to keep our customers safe in the garden centre. In each of these car parks you will find dedicated disabled parking spaces.
To enter the garden centre without being required to cross the road we recommend disabled customers use our first car park located off Gosford Road (coming from Ottery St Mary, this is the first car park on the left as you enter Gosford Road).
For the latest update on the Grotto at Ottery St Mary please click here.
Due to government Covid-19 safety guidelines, our monthly flower arranging classes with Tracy Johnson are now cancelled. Please check back for any further updates.
- Large free parking area
- 2 EV charging points
- Coffee shop
- Free WiFi in our coffee shop
- Toilets & baby change facilities
- Free wheelchair hire (can be booked ahead)
- Coach parking on request, coach drop off
- Delivery service available
- Information desks for expert advice
- Plastic plant pot recycling
- Bicycle shelter
- Sorry, we have a no dogs policy, except for guide dogs and assistance dogs which are welcome
Concessions: Select Windows and Conservatories
- Full Plant Range
- Garden Sundries
- Garden Lighting
- Aquatics & Water Features
- Garden Furniture
- Garden Buildings
- Wildlife & Birdcare
- Cards, Books & Gifts
- Crafts & Wool Shop
- Full Christmas Department (Oct – Dec)
Sell animals as pets licence: 22/00026/PET
Ottery St Mary
Devon, EX11 1LZ
Retail Store: 01404 815 815
Garden Furniture department: 01404 816 819
Garden Buildings department: 01404 816 820
Shop Opening Hours
- Monday: 9am – 5.30pm
- Tuesday: 9am – 5.30pm
- Wednesday: 9am – 8pm*
- Thursday: 9am – 5.30pm
- Friday: 9am – 5.30pm
- Saturday: 9am – 5.30pm
- Sunday: 10.30am – 4.30pm
*late night opening from March 2nd to December 21st (the last Wednesday before Christmas Day)
CLOSED: Easter Sunday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day
Coffee Shop Opening Hours
Our coffee shop is now open for indoor seating service and takeaway. Click here for more information.
Monday to Saturday – 9am – 4.30pm
Sunday – 9am – 4pm
Charity of the Year
Our new Charity of the Year for 2022 is Brain Tumour Support. This amazing charity provides support for anyone affected, at any point and for as long as support is needed. Their work makes a big difference to the 16,000 people who are diagnosed with a brain tumor each year in the UK. Their invaluable services include emotional and practical support, specialist counselling, finance and benefits advice, specialist information and guidance, and online support sessions.
Find out more about Brain Tumour Support on their website – braintumoursupport.co.uk
We’re proud to continue our support local charity Hospiscare. Hospiscare is an independent charity which provides high quality care and support to people with a progressive life-limiting illness and those close to them living in Exeter, East and Mid Devon.
We have supported Hospiscare as our Charity of the Year for three years, and thanks to Steve Pearcey and his band of volunteers, were delighted to raise over £14,700 during this time.
Find out more about Hospiscare on their website – hospiscare.co.uk
National Garden Gift Vouchers
We are pleased to accept National Garden (HTA) Gift Cards and Gift Vouchers for payment. We are sorry we cannot accept any cards or vouchers that have expired.
For information on spending National Garden Gift Vouchers please click here.
We sell National Garden Gift vouchers in our stores, please ask the till operator in any of our garden centres.
You may prefer to buy an Otter Garden Centre Gift Card as a special gift, these are available to purchase in our garden centres and safely on our website by clicking here.
Family-friendly coffee shop with a great choice of food
Our large, popular coffee shop serves homemade food created using local produce where possible. We offer a large menu choice including daily specials and Sunday roasts and we’re famous for our homemade cakes!
Below are our regular opening hours that will be in place when we reopen again.
Breakfast 9am – 11am
Lunch menu 11.30am – 3pm
Sandwiches and paninis 9am – 3pm
Cream teas, cakes and coffees all day
On Sunday we offer a Sunday Roast, and we close at 4pm
Find Otter Gardens
Ottery St Mary
Devon EX11 1LZ
We are situated in rural Devon, very close to the A30. From the A30 take the Fenny Bridges exit, follow the signs for Ottery St Mary. Our garden centre will be found midway between Alfington & Ottery St Mary.