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Two days of delight, celebration and inspiration for gardeners and lovers of the great outdoors. That’s what! Not to mention the fact that 2024 is our Fest’s tenth anniversary, in the beautiful setting of Powderham Castle.

  • 150+ exhibitors.
  • Award-winning British-grown trees, roses, border and wild flowers, aquatics, shrubs and houseplants. 
  • Sculpture, garden gear, arts, crafts and Westcountry food and fayre.
  • A FREE (!) full programme of garden and foodie talks, in three theatres, plus demos, tastings and workshops across the site.
  • Live music and street theatre.  
  • Demonstrations of heritage crafts, including stave baskets and brush making.
  • FREE wildlife friendly seed-giveaway with Meadow in my garden.
  • Celebrity book signing with Rachel de Thame and Sue Kent.
  • Chance to WIN! Prizes give-aways on the day including a multi-stemmed specimen tree grown for the Chelsea Flower Show by New Wood Trees; Bulldog hand-tools in the speaker marquees.


  • Show DISCOUNTS across the site.
  • Artisan Barn packed with local art, craft, ceramics, textiles, glassware & jewellery.
  • Feast Street – Tasty curated street food and pop-up bars from around the West Country.
  • Tractor train to ferry you to and from the carpark plus miniature steam engine rides.
  • Vintage tractors and Landrovers.
  • Tree climbing displays and arboricultural advice.
  • Floristry talks and a chance to make your own FREE floral crown.
  • VIP Experience and Tea in the Castle.
  • FREE Wickhams Wine tasting in the Castle Dining Hall.
  • Food Drink Devon members showcasing the best local food and drink.

Food Drink Devon showcase 

We’re delighted to welcome back our new festival-within-a-festival for 2024: The Food & Drink Market, created in collaboration with the bakers, cooks, growers and makers of the County. Located in Powderham Castle’s fabulous historic courtyard, right next to the Wickham’s Wine tasting in the Great Hall and VIP area.

To add to the fun, the market is supported with a free two-day programme of talks and tastings, hosted by Daily Telegraph wine guru and Devon local, Susy Atkins and food writer, Mark Diacono of Otter Farm.

Wine tasting with Wickhams

Join us for our 2024 Wine Tasting with festival sponsor, Wickhams, where festival visitors will have the chance to meet the makers, chat to growers, buy wine and enjoy free tastings from Devon, the West Country and beyond!

Owned by Dan Farrell-Wright, Wickhams is a Devon-based award-winning online wine merchant who curates a wide range of excellent wine from around the globe, as well as hosting online and in-person wine tasting events.

It’s not just us that Love what they do, their mantelpiece groans under the weight of awards including ‘Specialist Merchant of the Year England’ at the International Wine Challenge (IWC), winner of Decanter’s Specialist English Wine Merchant, as well as making finalist in Online Retailer of the Year. They’re also a Gold Award winner of the Feefo Trusted Service Award.

Be crowned at the fest!

Want to make your own flower crown to wear at the festival? Head to the Artisan Barn where the talented florists of Devon’s British Academy of Floral Art will be on hand with fresh flowers and crown-making kit  to help you top-off your look with flowers!

Free each day on a first-come-first served basis.