Tag: tobys garden festival

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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Anne Swithinbank Joins Us on Friday 27th

We are thrilled to announce Anne Swithinbank as our new Friday speaker! It seems especially fitting as we celebrate our fifth anniversary, as Anne was the first speaker at our first ever Garden Festival back in 2012. Anne who is well known to fans of the long-running Radio 4 programme Gardeners’ Question Time, started growing …

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Can You Dig It? Glas-Denbury at the Fest

Two popular Devon festivals who only last year were competing for the same tourism prize have come together to create beautiful music in 2018! Glas-Denbury Music & Arts Festival are bringing some top tunes to Toby’s Garden Festival at Powderham Castle this spring, while Toby’s Garden Fest are creating a plant-themed pop-up at Glas-Denbury in …

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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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Bees: Moor than Meets the Eye

“It’s an addiction,” says Dartmoor beekeeper Peter Hunt. “One I have had since I was 12 years-old. I really liked the beekeeper’s white suit and the veiled hat and helped out my friend’s dad as his “Smoker Boy”, an important role in beekeeping.” By the time he was in his teens Peter had his own …

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Live Music – Mark Barnwell

We look forward to welcoming professional Spanish guitarist and composer Mark Barnwell to the GardenFest at Powderham on Saturday 29th. Mark who you’d have heard at the Festival if you’ve joined us before is based in South East Cornwall and is a dynamic live performer. Mark’s repertoire includes Latin, Flamenco, contemporary and World Fusion as well as traditional Spanish guitar …

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Seedy Saturday- £10,000 Thompson & Morgan Seeds to Giveaway!

Readers of Country Gardener magazine now have even more reason to want to get their hands on a copy and that’s to be part of our £10,000 Thompson & Morgan Seed Giveaway! The  April and May issues of the magazine contain a coupon giving readers who buy tickets to Toby’s Garden Festival on Saturday 29th April the chance to claim …

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Inspired by Nature

We are welcoming two new exhibitors to the Garden Festival at Powderham Castle this year both of whom take their inspiration from Nature : West Country artists Karen Thomas and Anne Mortimer. Karen describes herself as an artist who ‘creates contemporary, nature-inspired art to brighten your day and your home’. An up-and-coming artist based in Devon, …

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