Here’s who joining us in 2021:


Toby Buckland is a qualified horticulturist, author and a regular broadcaster for BBC One and Two’s presenting team from RHS Chelsea Flowershow. In 2014 Toby joined forces with Country Gardener Magazine to create a gardening event which champions the smaller, specialist nurseries. The first Garden Festival took place at Powderham Castle near Exeter to popular acclaim and is now a premier gardening event in the South West.

Now you can join him and get in touch every Sunday from 9am to midday on BBC Radio Devon (and BBC Sounds) for his popular gardening show.

Jim Buttress

Jim  has become synonymous with our garden festivals and he’ll be joining us again at Powderham 2019.

He’s one of the UK’s leading gardening experts and a busy man on the UK’s horticultural show scene. He was superintendent of the Royal Parks for 25 years and his clients have included Her Majesty the Queen.