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Powderham Castle

Toby’s GardenFest is back at Powderham Friday 28th and Saturday 29th April 2017

Toby’s popular Garden Festival is back for a fourth year in the beautiful setting of Powderham Castle near Exeter. This spring we’re thrilled to welcome as our experts Chelsea garden designer Adam Frost of BBC Gardeners’ World and pest guru Pippa Greenwood who will be giving talks and answering your garden questions. Packed with beautiful plants from more than 100 local nurseries, delicious West Country fayre, local musicians and entertainment for the whole family, it’s a great gardening day out.

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Forde Abbey

New for Autumn 2017! Toby’s Garden & Harvest Festival at Forde Abbey 16th & 17th September 

We are delighted to announce our new Garden & Harvest Fest in the beautiful grounds of Forde Abbey in Somerset. It’s set to be a weekend of autumnal gardening delights with gorgeous plants to buy from local nurseries, delicious food and entertainment for all the family. As well as celebrating the fruits of the season, you can join us for a free programme of garden demos in Forde Abbey’s stunning Kitchen Garden and talks from Toby and TV gardeners Christine Walkden and Charlie Dimmock. 

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Volunteers to enjoy Christmas coffee and cakes at Toby’s Plant Centre December 5, 2016

Potential volunteers for the Powderham Garden Festival on 28 and 29 April are invited to join Toby and Lisa Buckland at the Plant Centre, Powderham Castle on Tuesday 13 December at 11am for Christmas coffee and award-winning cake. As both a thank you to previous volunteers and a welcome meeting for anyone who’s interested in … Read more

Summer Starts Here! November 2, 2016

Toby’s Garden Festival at Powderham Castle takes place as always on the first spring bank holiday of the year, heralding the start of summer and the new growing season. Widely regarded as the preeminent gardening show in the West Country, Toby’s GardenFest is now in its fourth year and bursts into life for two plant-packed … Read more

Join Toby on a sun filled autumn visit to Forde Abbey October 27, 2016

If you’ve never enjoyed an autumn visit to Forde Abbey, the venue of our new Toby’s Garden and Harvest Festival next September, then our preview video offers just a glimpse of what you’ve been missing. The 30 acres of award winning gardens tucked away in the Dorset countryside have been praised as being one of … Read more

Toby Buckland announces New Garden & Harvest Festival at Forde Abbey October 17, 2016

There’s an exciting new date on the gardening calendar – Toby’s Garden Festivals have teamed up with Forde Abbey in Somerset to create a brand-new annual event, Toby’s Garden & Harvest Festival. Running on 16th and 17th September 2017, Toby’s new festival is destined to be a practical celebration of Autumn gardening and the harvest, … Read more

Information pack available for gardening clubs September 30, 2016

A special information pack is now available for garden clubs offering the chance of a perfect gardeners’ day out at the two Toby Garden Fests at Powderham and Forde Abbey next year. The two festivals make a great day out, whether it is a trip organised by your club or society or just a group … Read more

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Forde Abbey owners excited about new festival September 29, 2016

Julian and Alice Kennard, current owners of Forde Abbey, the former Cistercian monastery have said how excited they are about the new Toby’s Garden and Harvest Festival which will take place at the popular venue on the Somerset and Dorset border next September. The new two day weekend event in the gardening shows calendar is … Read more

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