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.

Currently Closed For The Winter Months

Currently Closed For The Winter MonthsAfter October 1st we cease sending plants out to customers as our pond plants will not have enough time to get establisehed before the cold weather begins. We will start taking orders in the new year and start sending plants out early spring.

We are really excited about the 2021 season with a new updated website coming in the new year including lots of exciting new plants to add to our collection. We will also be expanding our collection of 'Rowden Irises'.

Please join us in 2021 in transforming wet into wonderful.

We are now suppliers of root nurse fabric pots

We are now suppliers of root nurse fabric potsBiodegradable, breathable, reusable and made from recycled plastic bottles and natural fibres, these pots are perfect for pond plants and last 3-5 years before breaking down.

Plastic pots often become brittle after 3-5 years of use and then have to be sent off to land fill.

Available in 2 litre, 3.8 litre and 8 litre sizes with handles making it easier to lift in an out of the pond.

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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 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.