Otter Garden Centres

Handing over the box of seeds

Seeds to help Heathfield Farm grow

This year there’s going to be a glut of delicious vegetables at a vocational learning centre in Broadclyst, thanks to Otter Garden Centres.

The garden centre in Ottery St Mary donated a box chock full of packets of seeds after MD Jacqui Taylor received a request from Heathfield Farm Project Manager, Karen Adamson.

Karen explained: “We were getting ready to plant the seeds we...

Scout troop potting up sunflower seeds

Sunflowers to show support for Ukraine

Scouts from the 1st Ottery St Mary Scout Group have been busy potting up sunflower seeds donated by Otter Garden Centres to grow flowers that will help show support for Ukraine.

The sunflowers will be mixed with blue geraniums in planters around the war memorial to create the colours of the Ukraine flag. Sunflowers have been grown in Ukraine since the 1700s before becoming the country’...

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Cheeky night time visitor enjoys fish supper at Ottery garden centre

The mystery of disappearing fish at Otter Garden Centres in Ottery St Mary has been solved after eagle eyed team members spotted an unexpected visitor.

It began after a large Koi carp went missing from the onsite pond in the plant area. Two days’ later, another disappeared. After a third vanished, part of its remains were found hidden nearby.

Otter’s fish expert Jim Walker...

School Dinners from Otter!

Garden centre chefs volunteer to cook school dinners in restaurant kitchens

The empty kitchens at Otter Garden Centres have been put to good use to support schools in the region needing meals for children still attending.

All Otter garden centres and restaurants are now closed to the public in line with government guidance. But this didn’t stop two chefs volunteering to make...

Support for Shekinah Mission

Otter Garden Centre in Brixton in Plymouth raised over £3,550 for local charity Shekinah Mission which will help maintain a 365-day service at the charity’s Drop In Centre on Bath Street.

Donations came from a variety of events and initiatives, from the collecting tins at the tills to staff raffles, plus a visit from traditional woodturners who generously donated £350. In addition, the...

Garden centre fundraising helps Dementia Friendly Villages

The charity team at Otter Garden Centres Plymouth has announced the total raised for its charity of the year 2018.

Over £3,200 pounds was raised for Dementia Friendly Parishes Around the Yealm through raffles, face painting, a visit from woodturners and an animated singing penguin display.

Chair of the charity, Liz Hitchins said: “Everyone at Otter Garden Centres has been...