Sponsors and Friends

‘Thanks to all our friends and sponsors who have helped make our Festivals the success they are today. We couldn’t have done it without you!’

Toby’s Garden Festivals bring people together and for sponsors offer the opportunity to meet a new, affluent and enthusiastic audience of gardeners and home-owners. And that’s just at the Festival! Our marketing reach is huge last year topping 105 minutes of TV and radio coverage both prior to and at the Festival and 516 column inches in newspapers and magazines and social media. Our festival team help create news-worthy themes and also competitions that we run in partnership with national newspapers.

We offer a range of packages, ranging from links on our website to sponsoring the whole festival plus bespoke packages centred on sponsorship of our Festival Highlights for example our Speaker programme, Garden Clinic, Chill & Grill or Plant Creche.

To find out more or to register as a Festival Friend, please contact us on lisa@tobygardenfest.co.uk or phone 07561 261265.



Grazers Ltd is a family business based in Cumbria. Grazers was developed in 1999 by James Over and Nina Tidswell while treating a farmers crop with trace elements . The affected crop happened to be on the edge of a wood which normally received extensive damage from rabbits.  After treatment, the farmer realised the crop damage was recovering rapidly although the rabbits were still there…After some research and lots of trials in agriculture and horticulture, Grazers never looked back! We believe in our product and have seen the results. Grazers is totally safe for people, pets, plants & planet. Effective against more unusual pest damage from around the world!

T: 01768 800555

Stagecoach South West

Stagecoach run a frequent, reliable and comprehensive bus network that spans the whole of Devon and extends into Somerset and Cornwall. Their continued investment in the business has helped expand the fleet and grow passenger numbers. Last year, they received a commendation at the UK Bus Awards for ‘Keeping the West Open for Business’ during the Dawlish rail closure.

T: 01392 531 688


Based in Exeter, Bubblegum are specialists in design and branding. With a wide client base that ranges from sole bright-sparks and energetic startups, through well-established professional businesses with regular design needs, to large multi-office practices with hundreds of staff, Bubblegum are well-equipped to chat through your design needs.

T: 01392 581 501

Forde Abbey

Forde Abbey in Dorset is a treasure dating back almost 900 years.  It is a family home as well as a living and breathing working estate, and welcomes visitors all year round. The house is surrounded by 30 acres of spectacular award-winning gardens. The garden is truly a developing entity. It is always changing with the seasons and years. Its character in the spring is totally different from that of the autumn. There is, however, no time of the year when things of interest to the gardener, and beauty to the visitor cannot be found.

T: 01460 220231

Country Gardener Magazines

Country Gardener is now established as the gardening authority on local gardening in the South West, Cotswolds and Hampshire. Over 100,000 copies are distributed every issue to a loyal and enthusiastic readership. Started in a small way in Devon in 1997, the free magazine has grown into several larger, more colourful editions covering four counties and a vast area around the Cotswolds, following the full gardening season from early spring to late autumn. Its readership is now an estimated 250,000.


Powderham Castle

Powderham Castle enjoys a unique, picturesque setting within an ancient deer park beside the Exe estuary, just south of Exeter. Over 600 years of history can be discovered within the walls of one of Devon’s oldest family homes.  The magical setting and convenient location makes Powderham the perfect venue for your special event, be it a wedding or business function. For locals and visitors to Devon it is a ‘must see’ and with its many attractions – a wonderful family day out!

T: 01626 890243

Devonly Social is the brainchild of Devon microbrewery Powderkeg owned by John and Jess Magill who will be bringing drinks brewed, distilled and fermented in the West Country, plus giving masterclasses in the art of the perfect summer drink complete with herbs and flowers of course!

Thanks go to seed company Thompson & Morgan for supplying £10k of seeds for our Seedy Saturday Giveway! Saturday visitors who bring the Seedy Saturday coupon from the April or May editions of Country Gardener Magazine can claim their bundle of seeds worth £10.


Denys & Fielding are supplying their beautiful deckchairs to our new VIP Marquee so guests can sit down in style!


Renaissance Villages is the developer behind Millbrook Village, Exeter’s only retirement village. Millbrook Village offers a total of 164 apartments and cottages, in addition to a luxury resident clubhouse.  The team at Renaissance Villages has decades of experience in creating and managing high quality retirement developments throughout the UK. 

Coastal Recycling is your one-stop service to ensure the compliant treatment of recyclables and waste. We have been a  trusted name in the industry for over thirty years.


Hawksmoor Investment Management specialises in providing high quality discretionary management services for private clients including trusts, pension schemes and charities. Our award-winning Fund Management team manages multi-asset funds-of-funds and a series of risk-based ‘Model Portfolios’ for Financial Advisers. With offices in Exeter, London, Taunton, Dorchester and Bury St Edmunds, Hawksmoor is a leading specialist investment and fund management business.

Sallerton Wood is 10 acres of beautiful mixed deciduous woodland in West Devon, managed and utilized in a sustainable way that also benefits the flora and fauna. It has a wide diversity of habitats including valley-side Ash woodland, Hazel coppice, Alder woodland, and a stream.
Traditional management methods such as coppicing are practised, often with local community involvement. It is a place of education for people interested in learning about traditional and sustainable woodland management methods, and the utilization of woodland timber to make craft products.
Sallerton Wood offers a range of tutor-led green woodwork courses to make products such as mallets, spatulas, shave horses, stools, and chairs from green wood. These courses take place in simple workshop shelters within the heart of the woodland.
Green woodwork and timber-framed products made within Sallerton Wood are also available, including stools, chairs, woodland shelters, log stores, and sheds. Commissions for these are welcomed.