Tor Garden Plants

Specialist nursery for pond, marginal and moisture loving plants

☎ 07718224641

Opening times 2022

Opening times 2022

If you would like to come and have a look around please just give us a call on 07718224641. We are very accommodating and we will arrange a time that suits you.

Mail order plants will also start being dispatched from April 1st and we are now taking online orders.


We are opening the doors of the nursery to the public on JUNE 11th from 10am till 4pm,to view our fantastic collection of water irises. It is the perfect time to see the iris in full flower throughout the many nursery ponds and beds.
Entry is free with donations being collected for the Devon Wildlife Trust who will also have a stall on site.
Plant sales available

The National Collection of Rowden Nursery Plants will also be on display throughout the garden.To find out more about our national collection please see the link below;

National Collection Rowden Nursery Plants

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

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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Plastic Free Mail Order Service