Sponsors and Friends

‘Millbrook Village is a proud sponsor of Toby’s Garden Festival and they are great to work with! Our residents love Toby coming to give talks at the village too.’ Millbrook Village

Every year more businesses recognise the benefits of an association with Toby’s Garden Festival via our subscriber newsletters, social media, PR and of course the event itself. We work creatively with each of our sponsors and marketing partners to maximise the promotional opportunities in the run-up and during the festival.

There are a variety of sponsorship options, from Headline Sponsor to sponsoring specific areas of the festival, including the Plant Creche, VIP, Talks Tent, Garden Advice Clinic and Artisan Barn Theatre.

Our reach

Each year, we regularly featured in 25-plus national and local publications, including the Guardian Weekend and Telegraph Gardening, Devon Life. Exeter Living, Amateur Gardening and Gardens Illustrated, along with 3 hours live broadcast on radio in the run-up and during the event.

We can offer you

  • Your logo on our website, banners, leaflets, multiple newsletters and festival programme
  • Social media promotion via 20k+ followers on twitter/facebook and instagram
  • Marketing platforms via our digital and printed material and speaker programme
  • Promotion in Country Gardener Magazine’s 250,000 targeted readership across Devon, Cornwall, Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset and the Cotswolds
  • An opportunity to promote to 8000+ visitors at the festival
  • Corporate hospitality and discounted ticket for clients and/or staff

To find out more about sponsoring Toby’s Garden Festival in 2019, please contact Lisa Buckland at lisa@tobygardenfest.co.uk or phone 07561 261265



Grazers Ltd is a family business based in Cumbria. Grazers was developed in 1999 by James Over and Nina Tidswell while treating a farmers crop with trace elements . The affected crop happened to be on the edge of a wood which normally received extensive damage from rabbits.  After treatment, the farmer realised the crop damage was recovering rapidly although the rabbits were still there…After some research and lots of trials in agriculture and horticulture, Grazers never looked back! We believe in our product and have seen the results. Grazers is totally safe for people, pets, plants & planet. Effective against more unusual pest damage from around the world!

T: 01768 800555

Stagecoach South West

Stagecoach run a frequent, reliable and comprehensive bus network that spans the whole of Devon and extends into Somerset and Cornwall. Their continued investment in the business has helped expand the fleet and grow passenger numbers. Last year, they received a commendation at the UK Bus Awards for ‘Keeping the West Open for Business’ during the Dawlish rail closure.

T: 01392 531 688


Based in Exeter, Bubblegum are specialists in design and branding. With a wide client base that ranges from sole bright-sparks and energetic startups, through well-established professional businesses with regular design needs, to large multi-office practices with hundreds of staff, Bubblegum are well-equipped to chat through your design needs.

T: 01392 581 501

Forde Abbey

Forde Abbey in Dorset is a treasure dating back almost 900 years.  It is a family home as well as a living and breathing working estate, and welcomes visitors all year round. The house is surrounded by 30 acres of spectacular award-winning gardens. The garden is truly a developing entity. It is always changing with the seasons and years. Its character in the spring is totally different from that of the autumn. There is, however, no time of the year when things of interest to the gardener, and beauty to the visitor cannot be found.

T: 01460 220231

Country Gardener Magazines

Country Gardener is now established as the gardening authority on local gardening in the South West, Cotswolds and Hampshire. Over 100,000 copies are distributed every issue to a loyal and enthusiastic readership. Started in a small way in Devon in 1997, the free magazine has grown into several larger, more colourful editions covering four counties and a vast area around the Cotswolds, following the full gardening season from early spring to late autumn. Its readership is now an estimated 250,000.


Powderham Castle

Powderham Castle enjoys a unique, picturesque setting within an ancient deer park beside the Exe estuary, just south of Exeter. Over 600 years of history can be discovered within the walls of one of Devon’s oldest family homes.  The magical setting and convenient location makes Powderham the perfect venue for your special event, be it a wedding or business function. For locals and visitors to Devon it is a ‘must see’ and with its many attractions – a wonderful family day out!

T: 01626 890243

Devonly Social is the brainchild of Devon microbrewery Powderkeg owned by John and Jess Magill who will be bringing drinks brewed, distilled and fermented in the West Country, plus giving masterclasses in the art of the perfect summer drink complete with herbs and flowers of course!

At Brooklands Events we take enormous pride in delivering outstanding quality and service for every event, without exception.

Our reputation as the South West’s premier marquee and equipment supplier continues to grow, and this is borne out in our many client testimonials. It is a great honour to be entrusted as the cornerstone in so many important and significant events – a huge responsibility, never taken lightly. From spoons to stages, linen to lighting, and tables to toilets, everything you could possibly need for your event – covered by us.

Our structures are modern, crisp and clean. Furniture is of the highest quality. All of our equipment is kept to the best standard possible, and is being continually improved or replaced with the latest technologies. Every event is different, and our specialist teams are experts in being able to offer totally bespoke solutions, tailored to your requirements, location and budget.

Call our offices on 01395 233635, or if you’d rather email us click here and fill out our quick and simple online enquiry form and we will be in contact.

Millbrook Village is a retirement village in the heart of Exeter, offering a total of 164 properties in an idyllic position on the upper banks of the River Exe and close to Exeter city centre. The village comprises a mixture of two and three bedroom cottages and one and two bedroom apartments, which are all finished to the highest standard, with spacious rooms, stylish fixtures and fittings, and a private terrace or balcony.

The village centres around a clubhouse which provides residents with a range of health and leisure amenities within walking distance of their homes. Springbok Hall boasts country club-style facilities including a restaurant, bar, gym, swimming pool, spa, library, snooker room and activity rooms as well as a medical centre with a visiting doctor. The village also provides a wealth of opportunity for socialising, with many resident-run clubs and calendar of activities including sports and arts classes and trips to outside attractions. There is also regular film showings in the on-site cinema in Springbok Hall.

At Millbrook Village every property benefits from either a garden or a terrace and there is also a newly landscaped communal Italian garden, for residents to enjoy. Last year, Toby Buckland, presenter for BBC Gardeners’ World and Chelsea Flower Show 2017, visited Millbrook Village to select the winning entries of the gardening competition. Residents were invited to submit either a terrace or balcony into the competition, with Toby choosing the winners based on innovative use of space and creative design.

Renaissance Villages is an award-winning retirement developer that specialises in delivering high quality, age-exclusive homes for discerning buyers, set within new village communities. Renaissance Villages also has retirement villages in Liphook, Hampshire, Faygate in West Sussex and in Great Alne in Warwickshire.
For more information, please visit www.millbrookvillage.co.uk or call 01392 275 33

Renaissance Villages is the developer behind Millbrook Village, Exeter’s only retirement village. Millbrook Village offers a total of 164 apartments and cottages, in addition to a luxury resident clubhouse.  The team at Renaissance Villages has decades of experience in creating and managing high quality retirement developments throughout the UK. 

Coastal Recycling is your one-stop service to ensure the compliant treatment of recyclables and waste. We have been a  trusted name in the industry for over thirty years.


Hawksmoor Investment Management specialises in providing high quality discretionary management services for private clients including trusts, pension schemes and charities. Our award-winning Fund Management team manages multi-asset funds-of-funds and a series of risk-based ‘Model Portfolios’ for Financial Advisers. With offices in Exeter, London, Taunton, Dorchester and Bury St Edmunds, Hawksmoor is a leading specialist investment and fund management business.

Sallerton Wood is 10 acres of beautiful mixed deciduous woodland in West Devon, managed and utilized in a sustainable way that also benefits the flora and fauna. It has a wide diversity of habitats including valley-side Ash woodland, Hazel coppice, Alder woodland, and a stream.
Traditional management methods such as coppicing are practised, often with local community involvement. It is a place of education for people interested in learning about traditional and sustainable woodland management methods, and the utilization of woodland timber to make craft products.
Sallerton Wood offers a range of tutor-led green woodwork courses to make products such as mallets, spatulas, shave horses, stools, and chairs from green wood. These courses take place in simple workshop shelters within the heart of the woodland.
Green woodwork and timber-framed products made within Sallerton Wood are also available, including stools, chairs, woodland shelters, log stores, and sheds. Commissions for these are welcomed.