Category: General

All the Fun of the Fest!

Pumpkins and dahlias stole the show at Toby’s Harvest Festival, two flower-filled days of plant shopping, cooking and craft demo’s at Somerset’s stunning Forde Abbey. Visitors travelled from as far as Norfolk and North Wales to revel in the harvest hygge, which included celebrity talks from Guardian writer Alys Fowler who filled Forde’s Great Hall …

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Festival Information

Toby’s Harvest Festival is here! Here’s everything you need to know about times and getting here: Opening times are 10am-5pm each day. Dogs are welcome on short leads. Carer comes free with a blue badge holder Gate prices: Adults £12.50, Children (age 2-16) £4, Under 2’s go free, Family ticket (2 adults and up to …

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Get your Hygge Here!

Toby Buckland’s Harvest Festival rolls into town this weekend 15th and 16th September, arriving at Forde Abbey, near Chard in Somerset with a two-day celebration of all things cosy and autumnal. There’s hygge aplenty with a jam-making demo from Lillie O’Brien of London Borough of Jam, and flower-arranging with Georgie Newbery of Common Farm Flowers …

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Run Away to the Circus!

There’s sky-high fun for children at Toby’s Harvest Fest on 15th and 16th September! Unleash your inner clown with help from the Higher Beings who return with their popular Circus Skills Workshop, where you try your hand at unicycling, stilt-walking, hang from the aerial hoop, lie on a bed of nails and become an expert …

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Flowers for Autumn

Choose the right plants for your garden and the Autumn show can be just as spectacular as the Summer performance, with coppery and russet tones that crackle and smoulder and provide colour right the way through until the first frosts. At our festival location of Forde Abbey, dahlias are a must-have and the Walled Kitchen …

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What’s on for Kids

Here are the times for Lee Connelly’s Children’s Gardening Show on 15th and 16th September. We also have our popular Circus Skills Workshop both days, Have a Go Archery, paper-Flower making, chill in the Knitting Yurt, apple-pressing with Vigo Presses and the Pomona, alpaca, rescue parrots, free tasters in Forde’s Kitchen Garden and Tree Listening …

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Tours & Highlights

Here’s the full list of what’s on around the festival site, including Tree Listening with Alex Metcalf, apple-pressing, what’s happening in The Knitting Yurt and lots more. For details of talks and demo’s please see: Demo Timetable Speaker Timetable

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Five Seasons of Jam

Lillie O’Brien’s jams are something a little bit different. All the flavours of the seasons, but with a twist. As a rule, she never mixes two fruits together, preferring to use something else to enhance the intrinsic flavour of the fruits she has to hand; her fig with Earl Grey jam flies off the shelves …

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