Plants bring out the best in us.

We believe in the healing balm of nature, family and community. Growing is second nature to us and so is sharing what we’ve learned. We’re John and Erica Tilghman and Tidal Roots Garden Center is our dream come true.

Meet the Tidal Roots Team

good vibes only

Tidal Roots was designed to feel like your third space. A fresh new destination that feels familiar and filled with your favorite things. We are thoughtful about choosing plants and elevated kitchen, home and outdoor goods that feel at home on the Eastern Shore we know and love.

Wellness and comfort are personal for us, so we source plants and brands we believe in and use in our own outdoor and indoor spaces. We are serious about growing, learning and creating an immersive and reliably wonderful experience. But we find joy and fun in doing what we love, especially for you.

Coffee and plants,
what else could you ask for?

Wander, sip, nibble and relax. We've gathered a gourmet sampling of delicious, freshly prepared espresso-based brews, teas, juices and smoothies, homemade baked goods and confections, plus premium local meats, dairy, seafood, salads, charcuterie and so much more to come home with you.


  • Tidal Roots Team

    Our expert team – small, mighty and growing!

  • John Tilghman

    Owner / Nursery Manager

  • Erica Tilghman

    Owner / General Manager

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