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 restaurant where you can enjoy delicious home-made food. We support many local community activities, are long-term sponsors of the Ottery St Mary Food Festival.
Large free parking area
2 EV charging points
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
Sorry, we have a no dogs policy, except for guide dogs and assistance dogs which are welcome
Monday to Saturday – 9am to 5.30pm Sunday – 10.30am to 4.30pm
Late night Wednesdays: open until 8pm from March until November 6th, and until 9pm from November 13th to December 18th
CLOSED: Easter Sunday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day
Restaurant Opening Hours
Monday to Saturday – 9am to 5pm Sunday – 9am to 4pm Late night Wednesdays open until 7.30pm from March to December
Family-friendly restaurant with a great choice of food
Our large, popular restaurant 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!
Charity of the Year
Our Charity of the Year for 2020 is local cancer care 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. hospiscare.co.uk.
We also supported Hospiscare as our Charity of the Year for 2019, and were delighted to raise over £11,500 during the year.
We are delighted to be holding monthly flower arranging classes in our Ottery branch. The classes are led by Tracy Johnson and are held in our restaurant. Dates for 2020 are: 25th February, 24th March, 28th April, 19th May, 30th June, 28th July, 25th August, 29th Sept, 13th Oct, 17th Nov, 15th Dec
Please call our garden centre for further information and for ticket details 01404 815 815
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 .