See you in Spring 2019!

Next year’s GardenFest is at Powderham Castle on 3rd and 4th May 2019 – the first Spring Bank Holiday of the year. We’ve got a new layout, making use of more of the grounds around the castle which means we are now a DOG FRIENDLY festival! 

The festival will be divided into zones, to help you more easily find what you are looking for. Keep checking back for more up to date information.

Save 25% on ticket prices and buy yours now. Our EARLY BIRD tickets are now on sale costing just £8.50. Children under 12 go FREE in 2019.

Take a look at who got involved in 2018…


Toby’s Garden Festivals have closed for 2018 and there will now be a short intermission while we have a bit of a breather! Early bird tickets for Toby’s Garden Festival 2019 will go on sale in early November, along with information about speakers and entertainment, though we can reveal some of the attractions already in place…

The Tree Listener, Alex Metcalf, returns to reveal what it sounds like inside a tree using his sensitive microphones and recording equipment. John Challis, aka Boycie, will be back by popular demand and last but not least, we give you The Knitting Tent, where you can learn how to crochet house plant hangers and knitted flowers. Watch this space for news of our 2019 celebrity speakers and other highlights – coming soon!

New Layout for 2019!

We’re back for our sixth year in the magnificent grounds of Powderham Castle, Kenton near Exeter, 2019 with a brand-new site layout which capitalises on estate improvements and allows us to offer exhibitors new stall space at the front and entrance of the castle. Benefits include making the festival dog-friendly and provides greater weather-proofing, with closer access from car parks and easier loading and unloading for exhibitors during set-up and break-down.

The castle driveway sets the tone and theme of the festival with giant welcome banners in the beautiful oak trees and what was the Artisan Marquee is now located in our NEW Artisan Barn.

Latest News

Early Bird Tickets on Sale

November 14, 2018

Don’t miss your chance to grab your early bird tickets for Toby’s Garden Festival 2019! Buy before December 31st and you’ll get more than 25% off the gate price. Tickets include entry to one day … Read more

Exhibitor Applications Now Open!

November 6, 2018

We’re now taking exhibitor applications for Toby’s Garden Festival 2019! Note that we’ve moved back to our traditional date of the first spring Bank Holiday weekend, Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th May. We’ve also made … Read more

Toby’s Guide to Winter Squash

October 31, 2018

Here’s my pick of the best winter squash – a group of pumpkins, gourds and hybrids that have skins that ripen into hard rinds meaning they keep for winter (Summer squash gherkins and cucumbers don’t). … Read more

All the Fun of the Fest!

September 19, 2018

Pumpkins and dahlias stole the show at Toby’s Harvest Festival, two flower-filled days of plant shopping, cooking and craft demo’s at Somerset’s stunning Forde Abbey. Visitors travelled from as far as Norfolk and North Wales … Read more

Festival Information

September 14, 2018

Toby’s Harvest Festival is here! Here’s everything you need to know about times and getting here: Opening times are 10am-5pm each day. Dogs are welcome on short leads. Carer comes free with a blue badge … Read more

Get your Hygge Here!

September 11, 2018

Toby Buckland’s Harvest Festival rolls into town this weekend 15th and 16th September, arriving at Forde Abbey, near Chard in Somerset with a two-day celebration of all things cosy and autumnal. There’s hygge aplenty with … Read more