Category: General

Grow veg from seed

Share in the passion of growing great tasting, exceptional vegetables with Joy Michaud of Sea Spring Seeds Joy Michaud has a passion when it comes to growing vegetables. Her view is,  ‘ Why grow an ordinary vegetable when you can grow an outstanding one?’  At Toby’s Garden Fest she will be sharing this passion through …

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Try Papillon Gin from Dartmoor

It’s not every newsagent that sells gin but amongst the newspapers and sweets, Moretonhampstead newsagent Larry sells Britain’s favourite spirit. Unusual perhaps but Papillon Gin is made about two minutes walk from his shop and is the first and only gin distilled within Dartmoor National Park. It is a delicious delicate gin with citrus and …

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Buy your Ticket now for a Free Plant!

We’ve teamed up with the lovely people at Whetman Pinks, renowned Devon breeders of scented dianthus, to give away a free plant when you buy an online ticket in advance today! We have 1000 to give away but don’t dilly-dally as they won’t last long! Bring your ticket along to the festival on 3rd and …

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Be Crowned at the Castle!

More than 400 floral crowns to be given away at Toby’s Garden Festival Want to feel like a King – or Queen – of the castle for the day and get yourself crowned into the bargain? Then get yourself down to Powderham Castle, near Exeter, for Toby’s Garden Festival on 3rd and 4th May. Here …

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Try Wine from Dartmoor

Dartmoor National Park conjures up images of open moorland, burnished bracken and rocky high tors but not necessarily vineyards. Yet here nestling in a primrose filled valley near Bridford on the south east facing slopes of the Teign Valley, six miles to the south west of Exeter is a small ten acre vineyard planted with …

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Millbrook Village Sponsor

We’re delighted to announce that Exeter’s Millbrook Retirement Village is set to sponsor Toby’s Garden Festival for a third year in a row. In 2019, Millbrook are sponsoring the Country Gardener Talks Tent, which is dedicated to the nursery growers attending the festival and who are talking on a range of plant species, including orchids, …

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To Dig or Not to?

Stephanie Hafferty, no dig gardener and author of The Creative Kitchen and co-writer with Charles Dowding of the award-winning No Dig Organic Home and Gardener, is speaking on no dig gardening at Toby’s Garden Festival on Friday 3rd May. We spoke to Stephanie to find out more: What is no dig gardening? It’s a method …

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