Buy your Ticket now for a Free Plant!

We’ve teamed up with the lovely people at Whetman Pinks, renowned Devon breeders of scented dianthus, to give away a free plant when you buy an online ticket in advance today! We have 1000 to give away but don’t dilly-dally as they won’t last long! Bring your ticket along to the festival on 3rd and …

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Be Crowned at the Castle!

More than 400 floral crowns to be given away at Toby’s Garden Festival Want to feel like a King – or Queen – of the castle for the day and get yourself crowned into the bargain? Then get yourself down to Powderham Castle, near Exeter, for Toby’s Garden Festival on 3rd and 4th May. Here …

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Try Wine from Dartmoor

Dartmoor National Park conjures up images of open moorland, burnished bracken and rocky high tors but not necessarily vineyards. Yet here nestling in a primrose filled valley near Bridford on the south east facing slopes of the Teign Valley, six miles to the south west of Exeter is a small ten acre vineyard planted with …

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Millbrook Village Sponsor

We’re delighted to announce that Exeter’s Millbrook Retirement Village is set to sponsor Toby’s Garden Festival for a third year in a row. In 2019, Millbrook are sponsoring the Country Gardener Talks Tent, which is dedicated to the nursery growers attending the festival and who are talking on a range of plant species, including orchids, …

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To Dig or Not to?

Stephanie Hafferty, no dig gardener and author of The Creative Kitchen and co-writer with Charles Dowding of the award-winning No Dig Organic Home and Gardener, is speaking on no dig gardening at Toby’s Garden Festival on Friday 3rd May. We spoke to Stephanie to find out more: What is no dig gardening? It’s a method …

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Getting on Song

What’s that beautiful noise we can hear? Why, it’s our fabulous musicians getting in tune for the Garden Festival at Powderham Castle! This May we have a heavenly host of songsters, guitarists, contemporary folk musicians and original singer-songwriters, all coming to serenade us while we load our trolleys, bags and every available pocket with plants! …

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Right Plant, Right Place

Gardening sustainably is the topic for our celeb speaker Frances Tophill, presenter on BBC Gardeners’ World and ITV’s Love Your Garden when she joins us on Saturday 4th May at Powderham Castle. Frances advocates growing sustainably, and that by giving plants the conditions they would naturally grow in the wild, they grow more healthily and …

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