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Lunch in the castle

Love the festival but want to take it a comfortable pace?

We have two upgrade options, including our VIP Experience, sponsored by Hawksmoor Investment Management, which includes all day access to the castle music room and library and lunch, or just for the afternoon – Tea in the Castle, from 2.30pm onwards when you will be served tea/coffee and cake in the VIP area.


Located at the rear of the Castle in the library and stunning music room, the VIP area is a relaxing place to rest and enjoy the beautiful views out over the estate’s stunning deer park and the sparkling Exe estuary in the distance.

Now firmly established as an exciting, prestigious gardening event in the West Country calendar, here’s the perfect place to meet up with family and friends or offer hospitality to valued clients and work colleagues, giving you a comfortable base from which to explore the Festival at your leisure.


Here’s what’s included:

  • Entrance to the Garden Festival
  • All-day access to the VIP area
  • Complimentary glass of fizz
  • Morning tea, coffee & biscuits
  • All-day soft drinks
  • Canapes & light Buffet Lunch
  • Tea, coffee and cakes in the afternoon
  • VIP cloakroom
  • VIP goody bag, including a tote containing Devon Rose Cider from Sandford Orchards, Thompson & Morgan seeds and a Sharpham Dairy voucher (spend £10 at the show and get a free chutney).

Tickets are very limited and cost £90.00 and are valid for one day of the festival only.

Over 16’s only.

Buy tickets here


TEA IN THE CASTLE – 2.30pm – 4.30pm

After a morning spent enjoying the Garden Festival, take some time to refresh in Powderham Castle’s music room and library, where you will enjoy a selection freshly made cakes and your choice of teas or freshly ground coffee. (Please note this available only after 2.30pm.)

Tickets cost £30 and include entry to the festival

Buy tickets here 



“Wow! What fun we had! Thank you for making us feel so welcome and so at home amongst the glamour of your fabulous Garden Festival. Ladies Do Lunch is firmly in your fan club!”

Sally Sedgman, Ladies Do Lunch

Sponsoring and Hospitality 

Our VIP Experience is the perfect place to offer hospitality to valued clients or work colleagues, giving you a comfortable spacious base inside the castle to meet up and explore the Garden Festival at your leisure.