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2018 Christmas hours

Watson's Garden Holiday hours

Our Christmas and New Years hours for the next 2 weeks are as follows: Saturday 22 Dec OPEN 9-5pm Sunday 23 Dec CLOSED Monday 24 Dec OPEN 9-5pm Tuesday 25 Dec CLOSED Wednesday 26 Dec CLOSED Thursday 27 Dec OPEN 9-5pm Friday 28 Dec OPEN 9-5pm Saturday 29 Dec OPEN 9-5pm Sunday 30 Dec CLOSED Monday 31 Dec OPEN 9-5pm […]

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Quality key to Watson’s Gardens relationship with Woodhaven Gardens

Otaki’s Watson’s Garden has been growing vegetable seedlings for Woodhaven Gardens – which is the largest market garden operation in the lower North Island by some margin – since Woodhaven was a fledgling operation nearly 40 years ago. Seedling quality is what underpins the relationship between the two enterprises, as well as constant, two-way communication over the years. Current owner […]

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Beautiful Peonies

Peonies are beautiful, spring flowering plants with a wide range of colours.¬†They have been known to live for 100 years or more and require very little maintenance. A well draining soil with full sun is all it takes, and they even relish¬†cold winters which aid in bud formation. The bulbs need a generously sized hole when planting but they don’t […]

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Mother’s Day – Sunday 11 May 2017

Mothers Day - 14 May 2017 | Watson's Garden

It’s Mother’s Day this weekend and we have plenty of gift ideas at Watson’s Garden. We’re not just about the flowers, vegetables, shrubs, grasses and fruit trees. We have a variety of gifts in the shop including work by local artists. We’re open today and tomorrow between 9am and 5pm. Come in and find a special treat for your mum.

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The wonderful world of herbs

The wonderful world of herbs | Watson's Garden

Herbs can be so easy to grow if you match them to their preferred conditions. Oregano, Rosemary and Thyme prefer a well drained soil with plenty of sun whereas mint thrives best in damp conditions. Sowing seedlings is easier, and often more productive, than growing from seeds especially if you are new to growing herbs. Clip all herbs regularly, even […]

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