Tom's Carnivores

From guides and tools to interviews and plant sales, Tom’s Carnivores is the go-to resource for growers of carnivorous plants.

About Tom’s Carnivores

Hello! My name’s Tom, and I run Tom’s Carnivores here at

Whether you’re a long-time greenhouse grower or simply curious about carnivorous plants, Tom’s Carnivores has something for you. On my blog you can expect to read species profiles, grower interviews, cultivation advice, and articles documenting my visits to many world-famous nurseries, private collections, and botanic gardens. This website also serves as my online shop, where I sell a variety of carnivorous plants suitable for growers of all abilities.

I live in Essex in the UK with my family, two cats, and lots of plants. I’ve been fascinated by carnivorous plants since I was first given a Venus flytrap at age 10, and have now been growing them for 2 decades! Tom’s Carnivores is my attempt to create a valuable resource for today’s growers, while also enabling fellow enthusiasts to buy new plants for their collection.

Me, sitting in the woods for a staged 'About me' photo.
Me, sitting in the woods for a staged 'About me' photo.

Buying from Tom’s Carnivores

I update my list of sales plants regularly. You can view current availability on my shop.


If you enjoy Tom’s Carnivores and want to stay up-to-date, you can subscribe via email - you’ll receive a notification whenever I publish a new article on my blog, or have new plants available on the shop.

If you live outside of the UK or aren’t interested in buying plants, it’s easy to opt-out of plant sales and instead receive blog notifications only. You can unsubscribe with one click at any time. Your information will never be shared or sold to a 3rd party.

Alternatively, you can keep up-to-date with the blog using this RSS feed in your preferred reader or aggregator.


If you’ve got a question about the website or have an idea for a new guide, you can get in touch via email.

Please note that due to the huge volume of email I receive, I’m not always able to reply to questions about cultivation.

Review Policy

I occasionally get requests from companies who’d like me to review their products on my blog. Assuming the product or service is relevant to my audience I’m happy to oblige, on the following conditions:

Simple as that! If that sounds okay, please do get in touch via email.

The logo for Tom’s Carnivores is a painting of the tropical pitcher plant Nepenthes veitchii which I commissioned in 2017. It was painted by Alex Fritz, an extremely talented artist based in Spain who grows carnivorous plants himself.