“A remarkable event with wonderful ambience and hitting just the right note for that artisan feel. Wonderful food and crafts. Well done.”

Devon Plant Heritage

Toby Garden & Harvest Fest at Forde Abbey FAQs

Is it possible for me to get a passout during the festival?

Passouts are available at the show. Your ticket will be taken upon entry into the show however, a pass out can be obtained by getting your hand stamped.

Can I bring my dog?

Dogs are allowed on a short lead.

Can I smoke at the show?

Smoking is not allowed in any marquee, tent or any enclosed space, within the festival.

Where is the car park?

Free parking is located in the fields adjacent to Forde Abbey.

Are there any cash machines at the festival?

There are no cash machines available at the festival however, there are cash back facilities at the ticket entrance.

Are group bookings available?

We welcome group bookings to the festivals which since they launched in 2014 has become immensely popular with gardening club groups in particular. If you are interested in coming to the festival as a group we offer discounted tickets and free parking and more benefits. For more details call 01823 431767 to discuss your needs.

What catering is available?

We are proud of the range and high quality and varied choice food and drinks available for visitors throughout the festival much of it from local West Country suppliers.

How wheelchair friendly is the festival site?

The festival takes place over a number of levels over the festival area at Forde and while wheelchair access is available to most areas there are one or two parts of Forde’s grounds which are not accessible by wheelchair.

Newton Abbot Shopmobility wheelchairs and scooters are available to help you to access and enjoy the Harvest Festival – booking essential on 01626 335775 or shopmo@newtonabbotcta.org (powered scooters cost £16 for the day, and wheelchairs or rollators cost £10 per day.

What are the opening times?

The festival opened on both days at 10am and closes at 5pm.

What are the advance ticket prices?

If you book in advance online you can save £2.50 per ticket with a £10 entry price. 

Do you offer facilities for disabled parking?

There is a car parking for the disabled close to the entrance to the festival and anyone with accredited disabled parking stickers will be able to use.

Is there somewhere to leave purchases when you shop?

There will be a Plant Creche running for the full two days of the Festival where you can safely leave your bags for a small donation to charity.