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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! What better way to put a spring into your step and your garden than joining us at Powderham to see over 150 exhibitors, offering quality plants from award-winning nurseries, unique West Country craft, artisan food and drink along with live music and fun family entertainment, all in the fabulous grounds and interior of Powderham Castle. We look forward to welcoming you on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th April 2018!

Early Bird Tickets are now available >>

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Forde Abbey

Returning to Forde Abbey in 2018 – Toby’s Harvest Festival

Forde Abbey is the perfect place to celebrate the harvest with its abundant Walled Garden and dahlia-filled borders. After a successful first year in September 2017, we can’t wait to do it all again! Join us for celebrity garden talks in the magnificent Great Hall, harvest-themed workshops in the Demo Teepee on everything you can make and do with your crops. Plus we will be repeating our popular tours of Forde’s garden and for the children, the Higher Beings circus skills will be back along with the Pomona Apple Press. Don’t forget to bring your windfalls for pressing!

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Early Bird Tickets Powderham 2018

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.

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Latest News

Buy Early Bird and Save on Tickets

December 5, 2017

Early bird tickets are now on sale online, saving you up to 30% on the gate price! Adult, child and family tickets are all discounted now and are available for either Friday 27th April when … Read more

Top BBC Garden Experts Booked for 2018

November 29, 2017

The cream of BBC gardening is heading to Toby’s Garden Festival at Powderham Castle, near Exeter in April 2018. The two-day event, hosted by BBC Radio Devon presenter Toby Buckland welcomes Rachel de Thame, presenter … Read more

Our Win at the Devon Tourism Awards!

November 24, 2017

Toby’s Garden Festival won Bronze in the category of Tourism Event and Festival of the Year at last night’s prestigious Devon Tourism Awards 2017. The Awards Ceremony was held at The Guildhall, Plymouth with guest … Read more

Exhibitor Applications Now Open for 2018!

October 16, 2017

We are now accepting applications from exhibitors for our Garden Festival at Powderham Castle 2018. Please get your applications in as soon as possible as space is limited! While we consider every application, we look … Read more

We’re Finalists in Devon Tourism Awards 2017!

October 11, 2017

We’re delighted to announce that Toby’s Garden Festivals have made it to the finals of the Devon Tourism Awards 2017! The Festival has been shortlisted in the category of Tourism Event/Festival of the Year. To … Read more

Dates Announced for 2018!

October 10, 2017

Winter may be on its way but gardeners need not despair! Plantsman Toby Buckland has just announced the 2018 dates for his perennially popular Garden Festival early next spring. Returning for a fifth year, the … Read more