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.

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.

Emma's Blog

Container ponds - Create your own pond in a pot

Container ponds - Create your own pond in a pot People 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 RHS and the Wildlife Trust have recently combined to launch a campaign called 'Wild About Gardens'. They talk about the importance of garden ponds and how even small container ponds are great for 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.
Containers
Ponds can be created in old galvanised wash t ... More ››

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