A date in your diary to look forward to

The popular Toby’s Garden Festival is back in 2020, returning to Powderham Castle, Kenton near Exeter on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd May. And we hope you’ll be able to join us again for a feast of gardening delights. Early bird tickets are now available at www.tobygardenfest.co.uk priced at £9 The theme for 2020 is …

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Wild flowers

Wild & Wonderful at Toby’s Garden Festival

The theme for Toby Buckland’s Garden Festival 2020 will be ‘Wild & Wonderful’ – with talks and demonstrations highlighting how gardeners can work with nature to promote wildflowers, plant trees to reduce carbon emissions, and plastic-and-peat-free gardening. The festival returning to Powderham Castle in the village Kenton near Exeter for the first spring Bank Holiday of the year on …

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Fest Round-Up

The sun came out and more than 6000 gardeners flooded through the gates of Powderham Castle in Kenton near Exeter on the first Spring Bank Holiday weekend for broadcaster Toby Buckland’s sixth Garden Festival. Visitors came from as far away as Australia to watch The Earl and Countess of Devon cut the ribbon assisted by …

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Grow veg from seed

Share in the passion of growing great tasting, exceptional vegetables with Joy Michaud of Sea Spring Seeds Joy Michaud has a passion when it comes to growing vegetables. Her view is,  ‘ Why grow an ordinary vegetable when you can grow an outstanding one?’  At Toby’s Garden Fest she will be sharing this passion through …

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Try Papillon Gin from Dartmoor

It’s not every newsagent that sells gin but amongst the newspapers and sweets, Moretonhampstead newsagent Larry sells Britain’s favourite spirit. Unusual perhaps but Papillon Gin is made about two minutes walk from his shop and is the first and only gin distilled within Dartmoor National Park. It is a delicious delicate gin with citrus and …

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Living on air

It sounds impossible but some plants are really available to live without soil and apparently on air, namely Tillandsia – a genus of plants commonly known as, well… Air Plants. Andy’s Air Plants from Newlyn in Cornwall is fast gaining a reputation for these unusual plants and nursery owner Andrew Gavin will be giving a …

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