Tor Garden Plants is a water garden and plant nursery specialising in pond plants, water irises and moisture loving plants. Situated on the edge of Dartmoor, Devon the nursery is overlooked by tors and the famous Brentor church. Formerly named Rowden Gardens, there has been a plant nursery on this site for the past 35 years and it is home to the Rowden Irises bred by John and Galen Carter during that time.
Passionate about growing strong healthy plants we also want to offer our customers the opportunity to benefit from years of horticultural experience in the extra services we offer.
For expert advice on building your pond or bespoke planting plans designed specifically for your garden please check out our new consultation and design page for more information.
For those who are looking to grow their gardening knowledge please look at our range of gardening courses and tutoring service.
How to pot up your bareroot pond plantsIf you are wondering how to pot up your pond plants when they arrive and the benefits of buying bareroot plants, check out our new you tube video.
Container ponds - Create your own pond in a potPeople often think they need a big space to have a pond in their garden. It is possible to make a mini pond in any garden by using a pot or container. Not only do they make a nice water feature they are extremely beneficial to wildlife.
The last century has seen a decline in ponds by 70% and yet ponds are the best way to attract wildlife into your garden. Even a small container pond is great for birds, mammals and insects.
Ponds can be created in old galvanised wash tubs, belfast sinks and even garden pots. I have my own mini pond on my decking area which is in an old metal firebucket.
Pond in a Pot plant packs
We are now offering 'Pond in a pot plant packs' where ... More ››
Who we are ...
My name is Emma Robertson and myself, my husband Tom and our 2 lurchers, fell in love with the nursery here at Brentor and made it our home. I have 20 years' experience working in horticulture, was recently a National Trust Head Gardener and have always been a keen plants woman, with a particular love of irises.
What we do ...
Here at Tor Garden Plants we have a passion to grow strong, healthy plants that will thrive in your garden. We supply plants for a range of situations from ponds, water features, bog gardens and those tricky moisture retentive areas of the garden. All the plants we sell are grown on site within the mature water garden, so we can guarantee they are strong, hardy and healthy plants. We supply all of our plants bare root at the appropriate times of year. We are working hard to reduce our use of plastic in the nursery and send all of our plants out in plastic free recyclable packaging. Always happy to offer advice and answer any questions you may have.