About Us

As we approach our second decade doing business, we are grateful for the opportunity to serve the South Hill and surrounding communities. We welcome visitors to the nursery from near and far, and welcome you to tour our many gardens and displays. Tower Perennial Gardens serves the area by contributing to various ecological programs as well as other charitable nonprofits.


Alan Tower is the nursery’s plant guru and does the garden design work for our clients. Although still licensed as a clinical psychologist, his work has been nursery and garden design centered since 1997. Prior to opening Tower Perennials, Alan owned a small mail order nursery and lectured on plants and gardens.

Over the years there have been many key contributors to the success of the nursery. Dedicated gardeners have shown loyal patronage and staff such as Milo, Chessy, Scott and other talented team members have given us the drive and market staying power. We have cultivated relationships with suppliers that afford us a tremendous selection of plants adapted to our climate. Each of them makes Tower Perennials what it is, and without them, we would have little to offer.