Category: General

Get ready to plant shop

Wondering which nurseries are coming to Toby’s Garden Festival on 11 and 12 June? Lots of old favourites are planning a come-back along with some exciting new local additions from Devon. Here’s a taster of who’s coming to the show: Bean Place Nursery – wide range of hardy herbaceous, hardy ferns and grasses Easterhill Herbs …

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Pack the pooch!

We’ve had lots of enquiries about whether dogs are allowed at the festival again this year, since we were first able to welcome them in 2019. We’re pleased to say, YES! If they’re well-behaved and happy to stay on a lead, four-legged furry friends can come along to the festival on Friday 11 and 12 …

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Discover seeds

ANNOUNCING: Exeter’s RAMM will be joining us at the festival with talks and a fascinating exhibit celebrating seeds: Artist Leonie Hampton and RAMM’s Contemporary Art Curator Lara Goodband will be in conversation discussing Hampton’s recent photography commission A Language of Seeds. Leonie’s work explores RAMM’s collection of seeds and herbarium sheets in dialogue with her …

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A date in your diary to look forward to

<NOW POSTPONED, SEE UPDATES> The popular Toby’s Garden Festival is back in 2020, returning to Powderham Castle, Kenton near Exeter on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd May. And we hope you’ll be able to join us again for a feast of gardening delights. Early bird tickets are now available at priced at £9 The …

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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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Fest Round-Up

The sun came out and more than 6000 gardeners flooded through the gates of Powderham Castle in Kenton near Exeter on the first Spring Bank Holiday weekend for broadcaster Toby Buckland’s sixth Garden Festival. Visitors came from as far away as Australia to watch The Earl and Countess of Devon cut the ribbon assisted by …

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