Category: Festival News

Festival fun

Watch out, watch out – the topiary’s about! There’s no beating about the bush at Toby’s Garden Festival in 2021. That’s because the talented Devon troupe, the Higher Beings are back to entertain visitors, disguised as topiary bushes.  You can have hours of fun just watching them as they camouflage themselves among the shrubs and …

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Foraging at the fest

This year at Toby’s Garden Festival we have a fascinating array of craftsmen and women sharing their skills.  Father and daughter duo, Robbie Ryder and Vix Hill-Ryder are an interesting pair.     Vix spent her childhood in the hedgerows, fields and on the coast of south-east Cornwall with her grandfather who was an amateur …

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Expert garden talks

The Country Gardener Speaker’s  Tent will once again feature talks and advice from leading nursery-people and specialist growers who will be sharing their unique knowledge and skills over the two days of the festival on 11 and 12 June at Powderham Castle. Highlights so far:  Stewart Pocock owner of Pococks Roses, a man with encyclopaedic  knowledge of …

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See you in the spring, says Toby

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 over the garden fence and for so many have become fundamentally important. We’ve always supported growers, local food-producers, makers and …

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