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 on the first spring Bank Holiday of the 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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Latest News

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

“I’m satisfying my inner Womble…”

April 25, 2019

Hi, I’m Kim Watkins and I make pictures and beautiful things out of old and used paper and card. Up until five years ago it was very different, juggling work commitments with my need to … Read more

Country Gardener Talks Tent Timetable

April 17, 2019

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Celebrity Speaker Timetable

April 17, 2019

Posted by Toby's Garden Festival on Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Grow veg from seed

April 8, 2019

Share in the passion of growing great tasting, exceptional vegetables with Joy Michaud of Sea Spring Seeds Joy Michaud has a passion when it comes to growing vegetables. Her view is,  ‘ Why grow an … Read more

The History of the Flower Crown

March 25, 2019

Tina Parkes of the British Academy of Floral Art looks back at the origins of this fashionable festival headgear The flower crown is a hugely popular design, not only trending for weddings and festivals they … Read more

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