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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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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What Visitors and Exhibitors say about Toby’s Garden Festival June 23, 2017

We always love to get your feedback and know what you thought of your visit to the Garden Festival, and hear back from you on what we can do to improve or what you would like to see at the next one! To that end, we are currently working on a feedback form which will be up … Read more

New: Grow Your Own British Flowers with Toby’s Garden & Harvest Fest May 18, 2017

We are delighted to announce our new flower farming demo’s at Toby’s Garden & Harvest Festival at Forde Abbey on 16th and 17th September with Grace Alexander Flowers.   Grace Alexander is a psychologist and Somerset flower farmer and describes herself as “committed to growing happiness, one packet of British flower seed at a time”. Grace grows … Read more

New Tree Tour at Toby’s Garden & Harvest Fest at Forde Abbey May 15, 2017

Among the many entertainments on offer at Toby’s new Garden & Harvest Fest this autumn, comes the opportunity to learn about Forde’s fascinating tree collection with Kevin Croucher, owner with wife Pat of famous Devon tree nursery, Thornhayes. Kevin will lead the Tree Tour of Forde’s unusual specimens which include Red Oak, Swamp Cypress, Montezuma … Read more

Early Bird Tickets Only £8.50 till 31st May! May 8, 2017

Don’t miss the chance to get a great price on Toby’s new Garden & Harvest Festival at Forde Abbey this autumn. Priced £12.50 on the gate, buy online before 31st May and you can gain access to Forde’s dahlia-filled grounds and enjoy more than 150 specialist nurseries, artisan food producers and beautiful local arts and crafts. Toby, … Read more

Gardeners Flock to Toby’s Fourth GardenFest at Powderham Castle May 2, 2017

More than 6000 garden lovers flooded through the gates of Powderham Castle for Toby’s fourth Garden Festival last Friday 28th and Saturday 29th April to see the historic Castle Courtyard, Rose Lawn and Deer Park magically come into bloom with the arrival of more than 190 specialist plant nurseries, arts and crafts and artisan food … Read more

Doors Open 10am! April 25, 2017

Doors are open for the Festival from 10am to 5pm both days! We are thrilled to have Charlie and AJ, the Earl and Countess of Devon, cutting the ribbon at 10am on Friday with Toby and Pippa Greenwood leading the countdown. Be sure to arrive in good time to enjoy the fun! Just a reminder the … Read more

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