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Free wildflower seed packets

Free seeds from Meadow in my Garden

For our tenth Garden Fest, Paul Jupp from Meadow in My Garden and festival host Toby Buckland will be launching The Pocket Meadow Project and giving away free wildlife friendly seed packets with enough kernels to create a miniature sq yard meadow in pots or garden soil. The individual meadows might be small, but together …

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Jane Welsh willow demonstration

Making a plant support from willow

Devonshire basket maker Jane Welsh will be demonstrating how to make a plant support using local willow at the festival. These supports provide a beautiful frame for sweet peas or runner beans to grow up and can be made at home. Jane will talk about preparing the willow, the making technique and provide more handy …

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A date in your diary to look forward to

<NOW POSTPONED, SEE UPDATES> The popular Toby’s Garden Festival is back in 2020, returning to Powderham Castle, Kenton near Exeter on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd May. And we hope you’ll be able to join us again for a feast of gardening delights. Early bird tickets are now available at www.tobygardenfest.co.uk priced at £9 The …

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Wild flowers

Wild & Wonderful at Toby’s Garden Festival

The theme for Toby Buckland’s Garden Festival 2020 will be ‘Wild & Wonderful’ – with talks and demonstrations highlighting how gardeners can work with nature to promote wildflowers, plant trees to reduce carbon emissions, and plastic-and-peat-free gardening. The festival returning to Powderham Castle in the village Kenton near Exeter for the first spring Bank Holiday of the year on …

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