We’re delighted to announce we are already in planning for Toby’s Garden Festival 2021 and exhibitor applications are now open.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Powderham Castle on Friday 30th April and Saturday 1st May 2021.

SEE YOU IN 2021!

We missed you in 2020 but we can’t wait to see you in 2021 when we’ll have everything 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’s joining us in 2021 >>


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 2020.

We’re back in 2021!

If a single silver lining has shone out during the Covid-cancellations, it’s that our love of gardening has grown.

Gardens and the wildlife they nurture have offered a counterpoint to the challenges faced over the garden fence and for so many have become fundamentally important.

We’ve always supported growers, local food-producers, makers and Mother Nature, bringing a family of the best together to create a memorable day out for our visitors.

With so many events cancelled the pent-up appetite for plants, garden décor and decorations has never been greater while the potential of gardens to top up our spirits, never more vital.

So, while 2020 was quiet on the festival-front we’ve been busy researching and working with the Council, our event organisers and safety team to stage a revitalised and secure Fest for 2021.

It’s been a long time coming… but I hope you will join us in the Spring.

Toby x

Latest News

Tickets on sale, spring on the way…

January 15, 2021

I just saw my first bumblebee of the year feeding on the citrus-scented blooms of our winter honeysuckle. Chances are the thin sunshine encouraged her to wake from hibernation and topped with sugar she’ll be … Read more

frosted ivy leaf

Has your garden got PLOT-ential?

January 15, 2021

In anticipation of the Garden Fest this spring I’ve invented a genius new word, says Toby. pLotential. adjective. 1 the possibility of something happening or being developed in a garden or outdoor space in the … Read more

See you in the spring, says Toby

October 26, 2020

If a single silver lining has shone out during the Covid-cancellations and disruption, it’s that our love for gardening has grown. Gardens and the wildlife they nurture have offered a counterpoint to the challenges faced … Read more

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

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