Flowers for Autumn

Choose the right plants for your garden and the Autumn show can be just as spectacular as the Summer performance, with coppery and russet tones that crackle and smoulder and provide colour right the way through until the first frosts. At our festival location of Forde Abbey, dahlias are a must-have and the Walled Kitchen …

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What’s on for Kids

Here are the times for Lee Connelly’s Children’s Gardening Show on 15th and 16th September. We also have our popular Circus Skills Workshop both days, Have a Go Archery, paper-Flower making, chill in the Knitting Yurt, apple-pressing with Vigo Presses and the Pomona, alpaca, rescue parrots, free tasters in Forde’s Kitchen Garden and Tree Listening …

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Tours & Highlights

Here’s the full list of what’s on around the festival site, including Tree Listening with Alex Metcalf, apple-pressing, what’s happening in The Knitting Yurt and lots more. For details of talks and demo’s please see: Demo Timetable Speaker Timetable

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Five Seasons of Jam

Lillie O’Brien’s jams are something a little bit different. All the flavours of the seasons, but with a twist. As a rule, she never mixes two fruits together, preferring to use something else to enhance the intrinsic flavour of the fruits she has to hand; her fig with Earl Grey jam flies off the shelves …

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Making Meadows

One of the highlights in the garden at Forde Abbey this summer has been a corner of wildness – interlocking wildflower swirls woven with a mix of over thirty different blooms providing pollen and nectar for butterflies and bees and a long-lasting display with a succession of different flowers, each growing up and through what’s …

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Cook with the Seasons

The Old Dairy Kitchen and Trill Farm Garden work together as two of the enterprises at Trill Farm, in Musbury, Devon. In tune with the seasons, chef Chris Onions looks to Ashley & Kate’s garden as the creative muse for his menus year-round. And with this bountiful summer, there is no end to their collaborations. …

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