Toby’s Garden Festival at Powderham Castle

This year is our fifth year of Toby’s Garden Festival and it’s going to be good ‘un! What better way to put a spring into your step and your garden than joining us at Powderham to see over 150 exhibitors, offering quality plants from award-winning nurseries, unique West Country craft, artisan food and drink along with live music and fun family entertainment, all in the fabulous grounds and interior of Powderham Castle. We look forward to welcoming you on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th April 2018!

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“We travel miles to visit gardening shows but now we have the best one on our doorstep. Great value and lovely, lovely people selling plants”

Samantha Hall, Dawlish

celebrity speakers

TV Gardeners in the Speakers’ Tent

Gardeners’ Question Time panellist Pippa Greenwood joined us to share her knowledge of garden pests and growing veg and joined Toby for the Gardeners’ Q and A session. On Saturday 29th the latest addition to the BBC Gardeners’ World team, Adam Frost gave us the low-down on garden design. 

kitchen cuttings

Join our Kitchen Cuttings Experts

Alongside our Speakers Tent, we always enjoy talks from experts on a wide range of garden-related topics in the Castle’s Victorian Kitchen. A small informal setting, there is plenty of opportunity to get your questions answered. Past topics have covered everything from foraging to composting and chutney making. 

beautiful plants

More than 100 Nurseries 

Each year we welcome back all our favourite plant nurseries including Chelsea regulars and the Artisan Marquee returns with its local arts and crafts. We love to cater Devon style with a wide range of food from the West Country. This year a new addition was the Curious Gardeners tent – fun for the whole family with composting exhibits, bugs under the microscope and TrailArt showing how to make bird feeders and garden features from recycled objects.

Group bookings and coach information

Concessions for garden clubs

The event has become increasingly popular as a day out trip for gardening clubs. We have great facilities, including discounted tickets on sale or return, catering, free car and coach parking and free entry for your coach driver.

How to get here

Follow Brown Signs to Powderham Castle

Powderham Castle is on the main coastal road between Exeter and Torquay and has good bus and train connections. For more information on how to get here by road, bus and rail, click on the heading in the picture above.

extra information

Information for dog owners, disabled access and more

All you need to know in advance with information on catering, timings, disabled access and parking, just click on the heading in the picture above.

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