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Making Meadows

One of the highlights in the garden at Forde Abbey this summer has been a corner of wildness – interlocking wildflower swirls woven with a mix of over thirty different blooms providing pollen and nectar for butterflies and bees and a long-lasting display with a succession of different flowers, each growing up and through what’s …

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Back to School for Grown-Ups!

September is all about back-to-school but there’s no reason why the grown-ups can’t get stuck in and learn something new! At Toby’s Harvest Festival at Forde Abbey on 15th and 16th September there are oodles of opportunities to learn from the experts, gardeners, chefs, craftspeople and even circus folk!  Storm-in-a-Teacup is bringing her rustic Knitting …

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Artisan Charcuterie in the Demo Tipi

Thin slivers of salami and coppa are a regular feature on the menu in Forde Abbey’s supper clubs – hand-reared and home-cured by local chef Ed Versluys from Mello View, who will be sharing his recipes for artisan charcuterie in the Demo Tipi at Toby’s Harvest Festival at Forde Abbey on Saturday 15th September. With …

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Listen to the Trees!

On Sunday 16th September Alex Metcalf, aka the Tree Listener, as seen on BBC One’s My Passion for Trees with Judi Dench, will be at TV gardener Toby Buckland’s Harvest Festival at Forde Abbey, Chard in Somerset. Alex is hooking up to one of Forde Abbey’s magnificent trees with his sensitive microphones so visitors can …

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Make a Mini Allotment

Keep little hands busy this summer with some home-grown inspiration from the Blue Peter Gardener Lee Connelly, aka The Skinny Jean Gardener. Create your own mini allotment and grow your own salad with this cheap and easy make to do with mum and dad! You will need: Washing up bowl (£2) Compost (£3) Salad mix …

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What’s on – Sow, Grow & Cook Tipi

Our second speaker zone this year is the new Sow, Grow & Cook Tipi. Located on the North Lawn of the Castle, overlooking the picturesque deer park and Exe estuary in the distance, this demo tipi is new for 2018 and showcases gardening experts, growers and chefs who are here to share their tips for …

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Speaker Timetable Now Online

All the times for both days including Terry Walton, Anne Swithinbank, Serena de la Hey, Radio Devon’s Q&A and Toby in the Speakers Marquee on the Rose Lawn are now online here All the times for both days in the Sow, Grow & Cook Tipi are now online here

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