Category: General

Getting on Song

What’s that beautiful noise we can hear? Why, it’s our fabulous musicians getting in tune for the Garden Festival at Powderham Castle! This May we have a heavenly host of songsters, guitarists, contemporary folk musicians and original singer-songwriters, all coming to serenade us while we load our trolleys, bags and every available pocket with plants! …

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Right Plant, Right Place

Gardening sustainably is the topic for our celeb speaker Frances Tophill, presenter on BBC Gardeners’ World and ITV’s Love Your Garden when she joins us on Saturday 4th May at Powderham Castle. Frances advocates growing sustainably, and that by giving plants the conditions they would naturally grow in the wild, they grow more healthily and …

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Live & Let Grow!

A new season of gardening is fast approaching and with it dreams of prize parsnips, romantic roses and other alliterative garden successes, far too plentiful to mention. After all, gardening is as much about hope, as it is about the reality – which can deliver as many failures (best forgotten of course) as brilliant successes. …

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New Year Savings!

Missed out on early bird tickets for Toby’s Garden Festival this year? Worry not! You can still make savings if you buy online. Advance adult tickets are now available at just £10 if you buy online before the festival, making you a 20% saving on the gate price of £12.50. Children under 12 years old …

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Powderham Castle music room

Hawksmoor to Sponsor VIP

We are delighted to announce Exeter firm Hawksmoor Investment Management are to sponsor our VIP offering for a second year at Powderham Castle in May 2019. With offices in Exeter, London, Taunton, Dorchester and Bury St Edmunds, Hawksmoor is a growing specialist investment and fund management business, specialising in providing high quality discretionary management services …

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Dogs are welcome at Toby's Garden Festival

Dogs Welcome!

From 2019, Toby’s Garden Festival is going dog-friendly! We haven’t been able to allow dogs onto the festival site at Powderham in the past – not because we’re barking mad! – but because the estate is home to beautiful fallow deer, and part of the festival took place in the deer park. Thanks to our …

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New Layout for 2019

It’s now less of a walk for visitors thanks to our new layout for 2019. We’ve brought the GardenFest to the front of Powderham Castle next year, meaning better accessibility and a shorter walk between the car park and the entrance, which has moved to the bottom the oak-lined driveway. Here you will find fluttering …

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2019 Speakers Announced

It’s a Gardener’s World for us as we’re joined by some famous names from TV gardening with popular garden designer Joe Swift and Frances Tophill confirmed as speakers for 2019. Joe Swift has presented on Gardeners’ World since the late 1990’s and has fronted numerous TV shows including Open Gardens, Small Town Gardens, Garden Makers …

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