Specialist nursery for water, marginal and moisture loving plants

Tor Garden Plants is a water garden and mail order plant nursery specialising in pond plants, irises and plants for wet soils. 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 Mr and Mrs Carter during that time.

Who we are ...

My name is Emma Robertson and myself, my husband Tom and our 3 greyhounds, fell in love with the nursery here at Brentor and made it our home. I have over 15 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 offer a plastic free mail order service.  Always happy to offer advice and answer any questions you may have, we are mainly a mail order nursery but will open to customers by appointment only.

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Growing Plants For Chelsea - Gold Medal Winning Garden

Growing Plants For Chelsea - Gold Medal Winning Garden We are thrilled to anounce the Kampo no Niwa garden was awarded a Gold medal.

This year we have been growing plants for the 'Kampo no Niwa' show garden at this years Chelsea Flower Show. The garden is based upon 'Kampo' a traditional Japanese medicine using extracts from plants. The garden is designed to show all the different plants used in Kampo medicine and all the plants are native to Japan. Use of herbs in Japanese medicine goes back thousands of years and is still used in Japan today.
The designers of the garden come from the Hokkaido region in Northern Japan, home to snow capped mountains and unspoilt national parks which has inspired part of the design for the garden.
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