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, 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 Mr and Mrs Carter during that time.

Supplier of Gold medal winning Chelsea Flower Show Garden 2019

We are proud to have supplied water plants for Kampo no Niwa, a Chelsea Gold Winning Garden 2019.

Emma (Tor Garden Plants) supplied the water plants for our 2019 Kampo no Niwa, Chelsea Gold Winning Garden. We couldn't of asked for more from a supplier. Tor worked amazingly to get the plants to us in superb condition and in flower with such late notice. An above and beyond service. Many thanks, Otis (Otis Roberts)

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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Marginal pond plants for colour and interest throughout the year.

Marginal pond plants for colour and interest throughout the year.With the right selection of marginal plants your pond can have interest and colour all year round. Marginal plants like to grow at the edge of the pond, roughly up to 10 cm deep in the water, or planted into soil along the pond margins, so that their roots are always wet.
Spring - One of the brightest and cheeriest marginal flowers in the spring is Caltha palustris, the marsh marigold. With its bright sunny flowers that let you know the growing season has started and summer is on its way. You can of course get different cultivars including double flowered, white and giant versions. The foliage is also quite often evergreen or semi evergreen.

Summer - The start of summer is very muc ... More ››

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