Category: Festival News

Name that Cheese!

  COMPETITION TIME! The Sharpham team is challenging you to use your love of cheese and knowledge of botanicals to come up with a delicious new flavour combination for Sharpham Rustic… to win some fantastic prizes! Rustic Original and Rustic with Chives & Garlic have been favourites for many years, but it’s time for a …

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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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Living on air

It sounds impossible but some plants are really available to live without soil and apparently on air, namely Tillandsia – a genus of plants commonly known as, well… Air Plants. Andy’s Air Plants from Newlyn in Cornwall is fast gaining a reputation for these unusual plants and nursery owner Andrew Gavin will be giving a …

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Getting on Song

What’s that beautiful noise we can hear? Why, it’s our fabulous musicians getting in tune for the Garden Festival at Powderham Castle! This May we have a heavenly host of songsters, guitarists, contemporary folk musicians and original singer-songwriters, all coming to serenade us while we load our trolleys, bags and every available pocket with plants! …

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Live & Let Grow!

A new season of gardening is fast approaching and with it dreams of prize parsnips, romantic roses and other alliterative garden successes, far too plentiful to mention. After all, gardening is as much about hope, as it is about the reality – which can deliver as many failures (best forgotten of course) as brilliant successes. …

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