Watson's Garden - Otaki

Watson’s Garden has been operating at 17 Bell Street in Otaki since 1966.

It was first built by the late Jim McCormick after World War Two in 1947 and has been family owned by Don and Pat Watson since 1966 when, after having worked here for ten years, they bought the business.

Watson’s Garden has employed a lot of family and locals over the years and has a significant place in Otaki history.

We have grown a wide range of plants from the old days which include potted cyclamen, cut flowers, and carnations (Otaki pinks in particular) along with vegetable seedlings, capsicum and tomatoes.

We grow annuals for the Kapiti Coast District Council as well as a number of other nurseries.

Over time, our commercial enterprise out grew our site at Bell Street and we purchased a new property of 8.1 hectares (20 acres) at 79 Lethbridge Road across the Otaki river. This is where we grow our commercial vegetables such as cabbages, cauliflowers, broccoli, lettuce and leeks.

At the Bell Street building we have perennials, grasses, fruit trees and a wide selection of many other plants.

We also sell a large selection of garden supplies, such as compost and potting mix, a range of quality garden tools and gift vouchers.

What’s been happening at Watson’s ?

ANZAC Day hours | Watson's Garden

ANZAC Day hours

Hello everyone, Just a reminder we are open on Saturday and closed on Sunday as normal. But we are closed all day Tuesday 25th for ...
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Easter Hours | Watson's Garden

Easter Weekend Hours

Happy Easter from the Watson's Garden family! We look forward to seeing you for all those long weekend projects. Our Easter hours are as follows: ...
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New Years Hours | 2022

A late change to our opening hours this week. We will now be closing on New Years Eve at 12:00 and not 5:00pm as previously ...
Christmas hours | Shop | Watson's Garden

Christmas Hours | 2022

In case you weren't already aware, it's Christmas Day next week !!!! No, we can't believe where the year has gone either. So here are ...
Christmas Night | Late Night Shopping | Watson's Garden

Late Night Shopping | 1st December 2022

World famous in Ōtaki, our late night shopping Christmas Night is back this year ! Add Thursday 1st December to your calendars (5pm-8pm) for drinks, ...
Apricot Trees | Trees | Watson's Garden

Apricots !

Apricots are often one of the first stone fruit to bear fruit in the summer season. Typically you can expect to pick apricots from early ...

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