Powderham Castle

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!

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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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Would you like to exhibit at Toby’s GardenFest Powderham in 2018?

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News and information

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 for quality home-grown plants and unique products and, as we aim to get better rather than bigger every year, once … 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 be selected by the judging panel is a great honour as they only choose what they believe to be leading … 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 two-day gardening fiesta will be on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th April 2018. Held in the stunning riverside location of … Read more

A Bumper Harvest for Toby’s First Garden Fest at Forde Abbey! September 18, 2017

Toby and Charlie Dimmock open the Harvest Festival at Forde Abbey The crowds and the sun came out last weekend for TV gardener Toby Buckland’s first Garden & Harvest Festival at Forde Abbey, near Chard in Somerset. The ancient abbey played host to more than 4000 visitors who came to enjoy over 150 plant nurseries … Read more

A Feast of Flowers at the Fest September 12, 2017

More than 75 nurseries and garden-related exhibitors are heading to Toby’s Garden & Harvest Festival and the stunning grounds of Forde Abbey this weekend, for two days of top-notch plant and garden shopping. Award-winning nurseries including Pheasant Acre, Heucheraholics, Tynings Climbers, Kelnan Plants and Floyds Climbers can all be found selling seasonal plants on the Lower Lawn and … Read more

What’s on when? September 8, 2017

There are tons of talks, demos and tours happening at the festival next weekend, Saturday and Sunday, 16th and 17th September at Forde Abbey. See below for details. Not got your tickets yet? Advanced tickets are still available for just £10 here