Category: General

Calling all Artists! Pollinator Sculpture Award 2018

How Toby’s Garden Festival is sponsoring community art project TRAIL’s Pollinator Sculpture Award 2018 and how you can help reduce the use of plastic straws by Trail’s Rose Bailey TRAIL is having an exciting start to 2018 and this year’s Sculpture Trail and other environmental awareness activities, look to be bigger and better than ever! …

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How to Grow an Apple Tree

Did you know that apple trees aren’t grown from pips? Kevin Croucher, owner of the award-winning Devon tree nursery, Thornhayes, explains the art of apple tree grafting… If you were to sneak a peek in Kevin Croucher’s nursery fridge, instead of the usual pints of milk and veg in the crisper drawer, you’d find packs …

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Buy Early Bird and Save on Tickets

Early bird tickets are now on sale online, saving you up to 30% on the gate price! Adult, child and family tickets are all discounted now and are available for either Friday 27th April when BBC Radio 4 Gardeners’ Question Times panellist Anne Swithinbank is with us or Saturday 28th April when we are joined …

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Our Win at the Devon Tourism Awards!

Toby’s Garden Festival won Bronze in the category of Tourism Event and Festival of the Year at last night’s prestigious Devon Tourism Awards 2017. The Awards Ceremony was held at The Guildhall, Plymouth with guest speakers, Devon polar explorer Ann Daniels and Independent travel editor, Simon Calder. Toby says: “As a Devon boy, it is …

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Exhibitor Applications Now Open for 2018!

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 …

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Dates Announced for 2018!

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 …

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A Feast of Flowers at the Fest

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 …

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