Tor Garden Plants

Specialist nursery for pond, marginal and moisture loving plants

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We are now closed until Spring 2022

We are now closed until Spring 2022

The nursery is now closed to visitors and for mail orders until March 2022.
We normally dispatch our plants bareroot and with the majority of pond plants going into a dormant period during winter, we will now wait until new growth is coming through in the spring before we start to dispatch orders.
We are happy to answer any questions about your upcoming pond projects during this time and garden consultations are still available during the winter months, just contact us through our enquiry form.
Thank you to all of our customers this season and we will see you all next spring.
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

How to pot up your bareroot pond plants

How to pot up your bareroot pond plants

If you are wondering how to pot up your pond plants when they arrive and the benefits of buying bareroot plants, check out our new you tube video.

How to pot up your pond plants video

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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