Be our VIP for the day at Toby’s Garden Festivals

Make your day at Toby’s Garden Festivals even more special by upgrading to our fabulous VIP experience. VIP’s have all-day access to an exclusive VIP area where you can relax and enjoy morning coffee and pastries, a complimentary glass of bubbles and award-winning locally produced food while mingling with other VIPs and our celebrity speakers.

At Forde Abbey the VIP is situated in the Lower Refectory, once the dining room for the Monks – or at least the vegetarians amongst the group. Those with a penchant for meat, dined in The Upper Refectory upstairs.

Nowadays, it’s a more informal affair and filled with paintings of the family (including Alice’s mother with her prize-winning Ruby Reds) and used for supper clubs and meetings.

An exciting gardening event in the West Country calendar, Toby’s VIP Experience is the perfect place to meet up with family and friends or offer hospitality to valued clients and work colleagues, giving you a comfortable base from which to explore the Festival at your leisure.

Here’s what’s included:

  • Entrance to the Garden Festival
  • All-day access to the VIP area
  • Complimentary glass of fizz
  • Morning tea, coffee & pastries
  • All-day soft drinks
  • Canapes & light buffet lunch
  • VIP cloakroom
  • Goody Bag

Tickets cost £50.00 and are valid for one day of the festival only

If you’re interested in being a VIP at one of our future events, please email and we’ll let you know when tickets are on sale.

“Wow! What fun we had! Thank you for making us feel so welcome and so at home amongst the glamour of your fabulous Garden Festival. Ladies Do Lunch is firmly in your fan club!”

Sally Sedgman, Ladies Do Lunch & Garden Festival VIP 2017

The VIP Experience at Powderham Castle in 2017

In 2017 we opened our new VIP Marquee at Powderham Castle for the first time. Located at the heart of the Festival in the grounds of historic Powderham Castle, the VIP Marquee offers you a unique place to relax with friends or family.  Take in stunning views across the Deer Park and River Exe whilst enjoying a complimentary glass of fizz and award-winning locally produced food.

We welcomed Manna from Devon into the marquee for exclusive cooking demos, and our guests  mingled with other VIPs and celebrity speakers. The VIP experience was sponsored by Exeter firm Hearth & Cook, suppliers of the finest stoves and range cookers for over 40 years.

As the premier gardening event in the West Country calendar, Toby’s Garden Festival is the perfect place to offer hospitality to valued clients or work colleagues, giving you a comfortable spacious base to meet up and explore the Garden Festival at your leisure.

Early Bird Tickets Powderham 2018