Come and celebrate five years with us...

Come and celebrate five years with us...

Advanced tickets for
Powderham Castle
More fantastic speakers
lined up for 2018
VIP Treats...
Great garden
Returning to Forde Abbey
15th & 16th September 2018
More of the things you love

Celebrating Five Years of Toby’s Garden Festival! Friday 27th & Saturday 28th April 2018. This year is our fifth year of Toby’s Garden Festival and it’s going to be good ‘un!

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Returning to Forde Abbey in 2018 – Toby’s Harvest Festival. After a successful first year in September 2017, we can’t wait to do it all again!  Join us on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th September. Tickets on sale from 1st March.

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Who’s speaking at our Powderham festival in 2018?

Coming up in April at Powderham Castle, we’re bringing you the cream of BBC gardening. As always, free for all ticket holders, we have Rachel de Thame, presenter on BBC Gardeners’ World since 1999 and allotment doctor, Terry Walton, from BBC Radio Two’s Jeremy Vine Show.

Rachel, whose design projects include the floral decorations for the Royal Barge which conveyed HM The Queen during the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant in 2012, tops the speakers’ bill on Friday 27th April while organic gardener and author Terry has been allotment-growing for more than fifty years and will be sharing his knowledge of growing fruit and veg on Saturday 28th April.



Latest News

Coastal Recycling Launch New ‘Green’ Compost

February 19, 2018

Devon’s largest recycler of green materials, Coastal Recycling, is launching their new compost, Coastal Organics, at Toby’s Garden Festival on 27th and 28th April. The new compost is made entirely from garden waste sourced from … Read more

Gardening for Butterflies

February 15, 2018

Dr Ian Bedford, Head of Entomology at the John Innes Centre explains what we can do to make our gardens a better place for these delicate insects Butterflies are one of the most fascinating insects … Read more

Calling all Artists! Pollinator Sculpture Award 2018

February 8, 2018

How Toby’s Garden Festival is sponsoring community art project TRAIL’s Pollinator Sculpture Award 2018 and how you can help reduce the use of plastic straws by Trail’s Rose Bailey TRAIL is having an exciting start … Read more

How to Grow an Apple Tree

February 5, 2018

Did you know that apple trees aren’t grown from pips? Kevin Croucher, owner of the award-winning Devon tree nursery, Thornhayes, explains the art of apple tree grafting… If you were to sneak a peek in … Read more

Living the High Life

January 29, 2018

Ever wondered how the professional stilt walkers who entertain us at Toby’s Garden Festival manage not to fall over? Our flower-bedecked Festival friends Abi and Star – aka The Higher Beings – reveal all… How … Read more

Only Tools and Roses! Meet Boycie at Toby’s Garden Fest

January 8, 2018

John Challis, the actor and author best known for playing Boycie in the BBC’s most successful ever sitcom Only Fools and Horses is to speak at Toby’s Garden Festival in April 2018. Keen gardener John … Read more