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What cooking at the fest?

We’re all greedy foodies at Toby’s Garden Festival, and that’s why we always go the extra millefeuille when choosing who we want cooking up the street food for our visitors. We want it to be quality, local, and of course, very tasty, while offering a range of hot and cold options – suited to whatever …

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Meet the brilliant plant nurseries joining us in 2024

  Pack your wicker baskets, totes and shopping trolleys! You’re going to need them, because we have lined up a brilliant array of plant nurseries this year, including old favourites and fantastic newbies. New to Toby’s Garden Festival for 2024, we’re joined by the Cornish Rose Farm and pond plant specialists, DU Waterscapes. Chelsea Flowershow …

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Award-winning West Country Roses at the Fest

Some of the finest award winning roses in the west will be waiting for festival visitors – thanks to the passion of rose grower extraordinary Kevin Smith. Kevin owns and runs the Cornish Rose Farm in Mitchell just outside of Newquay on Cornwall’s north coast where he grows 100,000 roses of every type. “ We’ll …

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Cider with Barny!

Barny Butterfield, the charismatic founder of Sandford Orchards (Cider done Right) joins our speakers line-up on Friday 3rd of May, sharing his work on mapping Devon’s ancient and precious orchards and reviving varieties on the brink of extinction. As we all know, science, ecology and walking around a festival can be thirsty work so as …

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Lovely Plot aka Olga Wojciechowska is back!

Inspirational writer and allotmenteer Olga returns to our Fest speaker line-up, sharing her knowledge, enthusiasm and tricks for a productive and pretty allotment. As anyone who has checked out her @lovely_plot accounts on X or Insta, will know, Olga is a breath of joyous fresh air and someone who loves colour and creativity. She’s also …

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The First Garden Fest to go Carbon Neutral!

We’re proud to announce that Toby Buckland Garden Festival is the first Garden show and one of just a few major events to be awarded Carbon Neutral status. We’ve always worked hard to reduce our impact on the environment, seeking out and sourcing from local sustainable suppliers but knew that there was more to do… …

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British Made Bulldog Tools sponsor the Fest!

We love British made things, that’s why we love our sponsor Bulldog tools! We also love give-aways and that’s why as part of our 10th anniversary Birthday Bash we’re gifting Bulldog hand tools out to a lucky audience member in each of our talks pavilions. To qualify, simply come to a talk, ask a question …

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Flower Crowns are back!

As well as lovingly grown flowers to plant in your garden, if you come to the Fest you’ll also be able to wear them on your head, thanks to the creative genius and floral millinery of the British Academy of Floral Art! The driving force behind BAFA (as the Academy is known to its friends!) …

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