Category: Festival News

How to Make a Meadow

Create a patchwork of colour through the summer months with a wildlife-friendly flower meadow that will provide a haven for butterflies, bugs and bees. The wildflower swirls at Forde Abbey are the perfect first step for inspiration in September, and Paul Jupp from Meadow in My Garden, will be on hand and giving talks in …

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What’s on in the Demo Tipi

We have an exciting line-up of talented West Country artisans, growers and experts lined up to speak in the Demo Tipi at our second Harvest Festival this September, plus two days of talks and tours in the Kitchen Garden and around Forde Abbey’s stunning grounds. Forde Abbey’s new head gardener, Josh Sparkes, is sharing advice …

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Anne Swithinbank Joins Us on Friday 27th

We are thrilled to announce Anne Swithinbank as our new Friday speaker! It seems especially fitting as we celebrate our fifth anniversary, as Anne was the first speaker at our first ever Garden Festival back in 2012. Anne who is well known to fans of the long-running Radio 4 programme Gardeners’ Question Time, started growing …

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What’s On for Children & Family Fun

We have loads to inspire and entertain children and families this year, located all around the site and on both days of the festival. Our Curious Gardener Marquee returns along with CREST (Conservation Rural Skills & Training) who are revealing the secrets of how plants can grow without soil in water – aka hydroponics. TrailArt …

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Can You Dig It? Glas-Denbury at the Fest

Two popular Devon festivals who only last year were competing for the same tourism prize have come together to create beautiful music in 2018! Glas-Denbury Music & Arts Festival are bringing some top tunes to Toby’s Garden Festival at Powderham Castle this spring, while Toby’s Garden Fest are creating a plant-themed pop-up at Glas-Denbury in …

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