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Flowers for Autumn

Choose the right plants for your garden and the Autumn show can be just as spectacular as the Summer performance, with coppery and russet tones that crackle and smoulder and provide colour right the way through until the first frosts. At our festival location of Forde Abbey, dahlias are a must-have and the Walled Kitchen …

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What’s On, Which Day

Here’s a preview of who is speaking on Saturday and Sunday, plus all the confirmed demo’s and workshops at Toby’s Harvest Festival on 15th and 16th September at Forde Abbey: Saturday 15th September Matt Biggs – Radio 4 Gardeners’ Question Time panellist Matt will be chatting to Toby in the Great Hall about growing veg …

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Join our Photography Workshop

With a warm orangey hue in the evenings, the Autumn can be the best time of year to capture the essence of your garden behind a lens. But knowing how to, can sometimes prove elusive. Award-winning photographer Andrew Maybury will be leading taster garden-photography workshops at Toby’s Harvest Festival at Forde Abbey on 15th and …

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Meet ‘Boycie’ at Toby’s Harvest Festival

John Challis, the actor best known for playing Boycie in Only Fools & Horses, is coming to Chard this September to speak at TV gardener Toby Buckland’s Harvest Festival. Bristol-born Challis, whose mother came from Bath, takes to the stage in Forde Abbey’s magnificent Great Hall to share the trials and tribulations of restoring an …

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Get Juicing with Vigo

Vigo Presses, 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, …

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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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