Category: Powderham Castle

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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Toby's Garden Festival featured in the Sunday Times Home supplement on 16th December

We’re in the News!

We’re always grateful and delighted whenever our festivals get recognition in the press, so we were thrilled to see ourselves get a mention in Sunday Times Home this weekend as one of the 2019 ‘Gardening Gigs to Book Now’. Writer Caroline Donald pointed out that “soon the days will start to lengthen and we can …

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2019 Speakers Announced

It’s a Gardener’s World for us as we’re joined by some famous names from TV gardening with popular garden designer Joe Swift and Frances Tophill confirmed as speakers for 2019. Joe Swift has presented on Gardeners’ World since the late 1990’s and has fronted numerous TV shows including Open Gardens, Small Town Gardens, Garden Makers …

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Anne Swithinbank Joins Us on Friday 27th

We are thrilled to announce Anne Swithinbank as our new Friday speaker! It seems especially fitting as we celebrate our fifth anniversary, as Anne was the first speaker at our first ever Garden Festival back in 2012. Anne who is well known to fans of the long-running Radio 4 programme Gardeners’ Question Time, started growing …

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What’s On for Children & Family Fun

We have loads to inspire and entertain children and families this year, located all around the site and on both days of the festival. Our Curious Gardener Marquee returns along with CREST (Conservation Rural Skills & Training) who are revealing the secrets of how plants can grow without soil in water – aka hydroponics. TrailArt …

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