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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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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 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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Early Bird Tickets Only £8.50 till 31st May!

Don’t miss the chance to get a great price on Toby’s new Garden & Harvest Festival at Forde Abbey this autumn. Priced £12.50 on the gate, buy online before 31st May and you can gain access to Forde’s dahlia-filled grounds and enjoy more than 150 specialist nurseries, artisan food producers and beautiful local arts and crafts. Toby, …

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Fancy a Weekend Break with Warners and Toby’s Garden & Harvest Fest?

Why not make a long weekend break of your visit to Toby’s Garden Harvest Festival? We have linked up with the well-known Cricket St Thomas Hotel to offer festival visitors a great package deal: a three-night stay at the Warner’s Leisure Hotel at Cricket St Thomas which is just ten minutes from Forde Abbey. The …

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Volunteers Wanted for Toby’s Garden & Harvest Festival in September

Meet Sue Parkin, the first volunteer to sign up for our new Festival at Forde Abbey in September. Sue is a retired nursery nurse with five grand-children and has lived in nearby Axminster for the past 17 years. A keen gardener with a townhouse garden filled with cottage-style plants and box topiary, Sue belongs to not one but …

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