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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News and information

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

Julian and Alice Kennard of Forde Abbey
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

The Early Bird gets Cheaper Tickets! September 27, 2016

Tickets are now on sale for Toby’s GardenFest at Powderham Castle on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th April. Don’t delay as buying an adult ticket online for £10 in advance will save you £2.50 on the gate price! A ticket to the Festival makes a thoughtful birthday or Christmas present for the gardener in your … Read more

Charlie Dimmock comes to Forde September 14, 2016

Charlie Dimmock fans – here’s a date for your diary! Charlie Dimmock will be joining us on Saturday 16th September at Forde Abbey, taking time out of her busy schedule to share gardening tips and talk on her favourite topic, water gardening. Best known for her time on Ground Force back in the 1990’s, Charlie … Read more

Summer Starts Here! September 14, 2016

Now entering its fourth successful year, Toby’s Garden Festival pops up at Powderham Castle for two plant-filled days on the first Spring Bank Holiday of the year, heralding the start of your summer of gardening. Known for its friendly, inclusive atmosphere and informal approach, Toby’s GardenFest brings all the glamour of RHS Chelsea Flowershow to … Read more