What happened in 2019?

Our sixth Garden Festival brought everything that our visitors have come to love, including award-winning specialist nurseries and quality plants, artisan food and craft, live music and two full days of fascinating talks and demo’s from the nation’s top garden experts. 2019 also saw a brand-new festival layout and a range of new attractions, which succeeded in making the festival even more relevant and accessible for our visitors.

We’ll be posting news of what’s happening in 2020 here soon, so watch this space!

Learn Something New

Try your hand a range of skills for free including making beautiful realistic flowers from paper with Dartmoor artist Bee Watson of WildHive who was recently featured on Kirstie Allsopp’s Homemade Christmas

Take a Ride

The castle’s popular tractor-trailer will be taking visitors between the festival and car parks, allowing visitors to stock up on plants and purchases without having to carry it all back to the car! We also have a Plant Creche where you can leave your buys for a small donation to charity while enjoying the fun of the festival.

Knit your own Blooms!

Learn – or remember how! to knit and crochet with Devon artist Storm-in-a-Teacup who is bringing her Knitting Yurt to the festival, and will be showing you how to create flowers and vegetables made from wool, plus we have wreath-making and flower-arranging skills.