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Happy Harvest from all of us!
Thanks for coming along to celebrate the harvest and enjoy the wonderful array of dahlias, pumpkins, home-made crafts and gorgeous plants with us at beautiful Forde Abbey!

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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. Early bird tickets will be on sale soon!

Take a look at who got involved in 2018…

Thanks for joining us in 2018!

That’s it from Toby’s Garden Festivals for 2018! We’ve had a fabulous year at Powderham Castle in the spring and Forde Abbey this autumn. It’s been a delight to spend time with all our speakers including Alys Fowler, Matt Biggs, Skinny Jean Gardener and John Challis, all our friendly visitors and of course, our family of exhibitors who bring such an amazing array of home-grown plants, home-made craft and delicious food to the fests!

Our next festival is at Powderham Castle on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th May, the first spring Bank Holiday of the year. Put the dates in your diary – we hope to see you there!


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!

Highlights 2018

Latest News

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

Run Away to the Circus!

September 11, 2018

There’s sky-high fun for children at Toby’s Harvest Fest on 15th and 16th September! Unleash your inner clown with help from the Higher Beings who return with their popular Circus Skills Workshop, where you try … Read more

Flowers for Autumn

September 5, 2018

Choose the right plants for your garden and the Autumn show can be just as spectacular as the Summer performance, with coppery and russet tones that crackle and smoulder and provide colour right the way … Read more

What’s on for Kids

September 3, 2018

Here are the times for Lee Connelly’s Children’s Gardening Show on 15th and 16th September. We also have our popular Circus Skills Workshop both days, Have a Go Archery, paper-Flower making, chill in the Knitting … Read more