It is with great regret that due to continued measures to combat the spread of coronavirus the re-scheduled festival in July has sadly been cancelled.

The event, originally planned for May and then re-scheduled to July, will now take place on Friday 30th April and Saturday 1st May 2021.

SEE YOU IN 2021!

We’re missing you this year but in 2021 we’ll still have 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 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 going ‘Wild & Wonderful’ with our festival

The exciting theme for our festival this year 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

Advice for 2020 ticket-holders

June 23, 2020

Due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, we are sorry that we have had to cancel our re-scheduled Garden Festival in July 2020. The next Toby’s Garden Festival will be on the first spring bank holiday … Read more


June 22, 2020

We’re sad to announce that due to continued measures to combat the spread of coronavirus the re-scheduled July event has been cancelled. The annual festival, originally planned for May, and then rescheduled to July, will … Read more

Support our festival nurseries

April 6, 2020

Toby’s Garden Fest has been postponed to July 17th and 18th when we hope we can join in a celebration of summer gardening at Powderham Castle. In the meantime but you can still buy great … Read more

ANNOUNCING: Change of date to 17/18 July 2020

March 19, 2020

Hello all, It probably won’t come as a surprise we’ve taken the decision to postpone the festival due to the coronavirus pandemic. The new dates for your diary are Friday 17 and Saturday 18 July … Read more

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