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 hectors (20 arces) at 79 Lethbridge Road across the Otaki river. This is where we grow our commercial vegetables such as cabbages, cauliflowers, brocolli, 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 ?

Christmas hours | Shop | Watson's Garden

Wellington Anniversary Hours

Hello everyone, It looks like a little respite today from the sun, sun, sun we've been having so far this year. There hasn't been much ...
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Last minute Christmas gifts.

It's getting closer, there are only a couple more sleeps to go !! If you are looking for some extra decorations or last minute presents ...
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Christmas hours | Shop | Watson's Garden

Christmas Opening Hours

Hello everyone, The late night shopping last week was a great success, thank you to everyone who turned up, we hope you had a good ...
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Lavender | Potted Plants | Watson's Garden

A sea of purple

Lavandula, or Lavendar, is often planted as an ornamental in gardens and landscapes. Beautiful in colour and smell, it's also grown for it's essential oils ...
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Christmas Late Night Shopping | Watson's Garden

Late Night Christmas Shopping

Don't forget our late night tomorrow, Thursday 9th December. There will be free drinks, nibbles, a sausage sizzle and spot prizes. Not to mention a ...
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Amoura soap, hand cream and body lotions | Giftware | Watson's Garden

Amoura | Luxury soaps, hand creams and body lotions

We all know what being in the garden can do to our hands and bodies so what better than to treat yourselves to some luxury ...
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