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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Experience VIP treatment at Powderham Castle

Located at the heart of the Festival in the grounds of historic Powderham Castle, our new VIP Marquee offers you a unique place to relax with friends or family.  Take in stunning views across the Deer Park and River Exe whilst enjoying a complimentary glass of fizz and award-winning locally produced food from Manna from Devon. Enjoy exclusive cooking and gardening demo’s and mingle with other VIPs and celebrity speakers.

You get:

  • Entrance to the Garden Festival
  • All-day access to VIP Marquee
  • Coffee and Pastries On Arrival
  • Complimentary Glass of Fizz
  • Tea and Coffee, Soft Drinks
  • Canapes & Buffet from Manna from Devon
  • Meet and Greets with Toby and Celebrity Speakers
  • Exclusive Gardening and Cooking Demo’s
  • VIP Cloakroom and Toilets
  • Goody Bag

All for just £50!



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News and information

One-Third Off Tickets to Toby’s Garden & Harvest Fest at Forde Abbey! February 24, 2017

Buy your tickets for Toby’s Garden & Harvest Festival today and get one-third off the gate price! Tickets for either day of the two-day harvest celebration at Forde Abbey in Chard, Somerset cost just £8.50 instead of the usual gate price of £12.50 if you buy in advance before 1st May. Entry to the Festival includes an opportunity … Read more

VIP Tickets Now Available! February 16, 2017

We are delighted to announce a new and exclusive VIP experience is now available at Toby’s Garden Festival at Powderham Castle this spring where you can relax and soak up the Festival atmosphere with friends, family or work colleagues. Located at the heart of the Garden Festival in the grounds of the historic castle, the … Read more

Hearth & Cook Sponsor New Chill & Grill Zone at Powderham February 9, 2017

We are delighted to announce Hearth & Cook are sponsoring our new Chill & Grill Zone at the Garden Festival at Powderham Castle on 28th and 29th April. Showing visitors to the Festival how to cook creatively in the garden, Hearth & Cook will be bringing along their Morso range of outdoor stoves and ovens … Read more

Fancy a Weekend Break with Warners and Toby’s Garden & Harvest Fest? February 9, 2017

Why not make a long weekend break of your visit to Toby’s Garden Harvest Festival? We have linked up with the well-known Cricket St Thomas Hotel to offer festival visitors a great package deal: a three-night stay at the Warner’s Leisure Hotel at Cricket St Thomas which is just ten minutes from Forde Abbey. The … Read more

Over 100 Exhibitors Already Booked! February 2, 2017

We’ve passed the 100 mark on exhibitors now booked for Toby’s GardenFest at Powderham Castle on 28th and 29th April with new applications still coming in daily. We are delighted that so many past exhibitors are returning to the Fest, including popular local Dawlish nursery Whetman Pinks, Chelsea award-winners Avon Bulbs, Thornhayes, Teign Trees, Urban … Read more

What’s Nibbling your Plants – Find out at the Festival! February 1, 2017

Plagued by pigeons, run ragged by rabbits or are deer leaving your daphne bedraggled? Worry no more! At our New Pest Clinic sponsored by Grazers, Dr Ian Bedford – Head of Entomology at the world-renowned John Innes Centre for research In Norwich – will be on hand to help. Dr Ian, a regular pest expert … Read more