Category: Forde Abbey

Get Juicing with Vigo

Vigo, the well-known West Country makers of apple presses and cider-making kits are coming to Toby’s Harvest Festival, staging demonstrations to help you make the most of your autumn harvest. The team from the family-run business will be on the East Lawn at Forde Abbey, offering visitors the chance to try their apple crushers, presses …

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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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Learn the Recipe for Soil Health

Soil, the backbone to any garden and the key ingredient that will either help or hinder your chances of achieving crop after bumper crop of flowers and vegetables. Fresh from his travels in America researching pioneering and innovative ideas surrounding soil management, Joshua Sparkes, the new head gardener at Forde Abbey will be sharing his …

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New: Grow Your Own British Flowers with Toby’s Garden & Harvest Fest

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 …

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New Tree Tour at Toby’s Garden & Harvest Fest at Forde Abbey

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 …

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