Our sixth Garden Festival brought everything that our visitors have come to love, including award-winning specialist nurseries and quality plants, artisan food and craft, live music and two full days of fascinating talks and demo’s from the nation’s top garden experts. 


You can buy the best selection of plants, shrubs, trees and flowers, interesting and unusual plants from our award-winning nurseries, including many Chelsea Gold Medal winners. All the nurseries are genuine growers dedicated to offering the highest quality plants.

Here’s who joined us in 2019 >>


Each year we curate the highest quality range of local food and drink we can find, much of it produced in Devon and the West Country, with plenty for special diets including alternatives for vegan and vegetarian diets, lactose-intolerant and gluten-free. We’ll be announcing who’s joining us for 2020 in the spring, in the meantime here’s who cooked up a treat in 2019.

We’re back on 1st and 2nd May 2020!

Toby’s Garden Festival is back for its 7th year at Powderham Castle. If you love top-notch plants, awesome art and crafts and delicious street food, and fancy a dog-friendly day out in a stunning lakeside setting, get the date in your diary now!

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We’re going ‘Wild & Wonderful’ with our festival

The exciting theme for our festival in May will be about how gardeners can work with nature to promote wildflowers, plant trees to reduce carbon emissions and help promote plastic and peat free gardening.

Talks, demonstrations , workshops will all be on offer as we embrace a ‘Wild & Wonderful’ approach to our popular festival – something which is bound to excite gardeners.

As festival host Toby Buckland says: “Ask not what your garden can do for you, but what your garden can do for wildlife”.

Latest News

Recycle your unwanted plastic plant pots at the festival

January 24, 2020

Single-use plastic, something most of us are doing our best to avoid or recycle, is a huge bane for gardeners. Due to the oversized nature of bulky plastic like plant pots, and the cost to … Read more

A date in your diary to look forward to

November 1, 2019

The popular Toby’s Garden Festival is back in 2020, returning to Powderham Castle, Kenton near Exeter on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd May. And we hope you’ll be able to join us again for a … Read more

Wild flowers

Wild & Wonderful at Toby’s Garden Festival

October 22, 2019

The theme for Toby Buckland’s Garden Festival 2020 will be ‘Wild & Wonderful’ – with talks and demonstrations highlighting how gardeners can work with nature to promote wildflowers, plant trees to reduce carbon emissions, and plastic-and-peat-free gardening. … Read more

Fest Round-Up

May 10, 2019

The sun came out and more than 6000 gardeners flooded through the gates of Powderham Castle in Kenton near Exeter on the first Spring Bank Holiday weekend for broadcaster Toby Buckland’s sixth Garden Festival. Visitors … Read more

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