Cook with the Seasons

The Old Dairy Kitchen and Trill Farm Garden work together as two of the enterprises at Trill Farm, in Musbury, Devon. In tune with the seasons, chef Chris Onions looks to Ashley & Kate’s garden as the creative muse for his menus year-round. And with this bountiful summer, there is no end to their collaborations. …

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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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Back to School for Grown-Ups!

September is all about back-to-school but there’s no reason why the grown-ups can’t get stuck in and learn something new! At Toby’s Harvest Festival at Forde Abbey on 15th and 16th September there are oodles of opportunities to learn from the experts, gardeners, chefs, craftspeople and even circus folk!  Storm-in-a-Teacup is bringing her rustic Knitting …

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Artisan Charcuterie in the Demo Tipi

Thin slivers of salami and coppa are a regular feature on the menu in Forde Abbey’s supper clubs – hand-reared and home-cured by local chef Ed Versluys from Mello View, who will be sharing his recipes for artisan charcuterie in the Demo Tipi at Toby’s Harvest Festival at Forde Abbey on Saturday 15th September. With …

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Listen to the Trees!

On Sunday 16th September Alex Metcalf, aka the Tree Listener, as seen on BBC One’s My Passion for Trees with Judi Dench, will be at TV gardener Toby Buckland’s Harvest Festival at Forde Abbey, Chard in Somerset. Alex is hooking up to one of Forde Abbey’s magnificent trees with his sensitive microphones so visitors can …

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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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