Talk: Rebugging the Planet

Author Vicky Hird is joining us as a Friday speaker to talk about the importance of bugs! Bugs are everywhere but people often don’t realise they live surrounded by these wild creatures. From worms to wasps and bees to beetles – bugs are beautiful, inventive and economically invaluable. They are a vital part of our …

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Talk: A Healthy Veg garden

Gardener and smallholder Sally Morgan delves into a myriad of ways to create a healthy, biodiverse growing space packed with vegetables and flowers fueled by a healthy soil. She provides plenty of ideas on how to improve your soil, mix up your planting, try different rotations, attract pollinators and natural predators plus manage pests and …

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Telegraph wine writer, Susy Atkins, joins us on Saturday

Grape news! The marvellous Daily Telegraph wine writer – and local Devon gal – Susy Atkins is joining us on stage at Powderham Castle at Toby’s Garden Festival on Saturday 30 April. The BBC Saturday Kitchen expert will be giving a talk alongside other celebrity experts, including garden designer and BBC Gardener’s World presenter, Arit Anderson, RHS judge Jim Buttress and festival host and TV gardener, Toby Buckland.   …

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Take Tea in the Castle

We are introducing a brand-new festival ticket for Toby’s Garden Festival in Spring 2022, including entrance to the festival at Powderham Castle on either Friday 29 or Saturday 30 April and tea/coffee and cake in the castle . Served after 2.30pm, here’s your chance to relax in the castle music room and libraries, with your choice …

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Kitchen garden talk

Ade and Sophie AKA Agents of Field burst onto the gardening media scene in 2014 after starting an irreverent blog about their adventures on their urban allotment just outside London. They quickly garnered a loyal following of gardeners and foodies worldwide and in 2016, they won Blog of the Year at the Garden Media Awards. …

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Cluck and collect

A record number of people now find that keeping chickens is an incredibly rewarding experience.   First time exhibitors at this year’s festival are Paul and Sandy McEvoy who run The Hen House Farm, near Yelverton in Devon, who not only sell chickens but are on a mission to introduce families, schools and care homes …

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Be our VIP for the day

After a hiatus in 2021, we’re delighted the VIP experience is back at Toby’s Garden Festival for 2022, sponsored by Hawksmoor Investment Management. Located in the historic Music Room and Library of Powderham Castle, being our VIP guest for the day provides a comfortable base from which to enjoy the festival, and more than 150 …

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