Tor Garden Plants

Specialist nursery for pond, marginal and moisture loving plants

☎ 07718224641

BBC Gardeners World

BBC Gardeners World

The nursery recently featured on BBC Gardeners World. If you want to know a little bit more about us and the nursery then you can catch us on the iplayer link below:

BBC Gardeners World Episode

Container ponds - Create your own pond in a pot

Container ponds - Create your own pond in a pot

Check out our 'Pond in a pot plant packs' to create your own container ponds.
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.




Buy a Pond in a pot plant pack

Nursery Opening 2021

Nursery Opening 2021

The nursery is now open by appointment
Please contact us on 07718224641 to arrange a convenient time for your visit.

We find opening by appointment allows us to spend more time with our customers and help you find the right plants for your pond/garden.

We also do site visits and design planting schemes. Please see our garden consultation page for details.

You can order all your plants online with delivery via mail order at anytime. Our webshop is fully stocked with new stock added regularly.

Local customers in Tavistock area please contact us with your orders to arrange free delivery or a conveniant time to collect your plants from the nursery.

About Tor Garden Plants

Tor Garden Plants is a water garden and nursery situated on the edge of Dartmoor and overlooked by tors and the famous Brentor church.

Formerly named Rowden Gardens, there has been a 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.

All the plants we sell through our online webshop 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 and only use packaging that can be recycled as we work towards reducing our plastic usage around the nursery. 

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.

Consultation and Garden Design

Gardening Courses

The Rowden Nursery Collection

We are now officially National Plant Collection holders for the 'Rowden Nursery Collection'. A collection of over 100 plants bred here at the nursery by John and Galen Carter.  As new owners we think it is important to keep the history of the nursery alive and conserve these special plants for the future and make them available to our customers.

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