Category: General

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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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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