What’s on – Sow, Grow & Cook Tipi

Our second speaker zone this year is the new Sow, Grow & Cook Tipi. Located on the North Lawn of the Castle, overlooking the picturesque deer park and Exe estuary in the distance, this demo tipi is new for 2018 and showcases gardening experts, growers and chefs who are here to share their tips for …

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Speaker Timetable Now Online

All the times for both days including Terry Walton, Anne Swithinbank, Serena de la Hey, Radio Devon’s Q&A and Toby in the Speakers Marquee on the Rose Lawn are now online here All the times for both days in the Sow, Grow & Cook Tipi are now online here

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Free Seed from Candide

Candide is off to its first UK garden event this month with an exciting exhibit at the popular Toby’s Garden Festival in Exeter, Devon held on 27th/28th April 2018.  Throughout the festival, the Candide team will be hosting talks and in-app tutorials as well as sharing knowledge, know-how and experiences. Each visitor to Toby’s Garden …

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Anne Swithinbank Joins Us on Friday 27th

We are thrilled to announce Anne Swithinbank as our new Friday speaker! It seems especially fitting as we celebrate our fifth anniversary, as Anne was the first speaker at our first ever Garden Festival back in 2012. Anne who is well known to fans of the long-running Radio 4 programme Gardeners’ Question Time, started growing …

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What’s On for Children & Family Fun

We have loads to inspire and entertain children and families this year, located all around the site and on both days of the festival. Our Curious Gardener Marquee returns along with CREST (Conservation Rural Skills & Training) who are revealing the secrets of how plants can grow without soil in water – aka hydroponics. TrailArt …

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Can You Dig It? Glas-Denbury at the Fest

Two popular Devon festivals who only last year were competing for the same tourism prize have come together to create beautiful music in 2018! Glas-Denbury Music & Arts Festival are bringing some top tunes to Toby’s Garden Festival at Powderham Castle this spring, while Toby’s Garden Fest are creating a plant-themed pop-up at Glas-Denbury in …

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Win Free Tickets with BBC Radio Devon!

BBC Radio Devon are broadcasting live from Toby Buckland’s annual Garden Festival at Powderham Castle on Friday 27th April. Gardeners can tune in to David FitzGerald’s morning show on 103.4FM to hear the traditional 10am ribbon-cutting by Charlie and AJ Courtenay (Lord and Lady Devon) assisted by Toby and celebrity speaker Anne Swithinbank from BBC …

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Millbrook Village Sponsors Sow, Grow & Cook Tipi

We are delighted to announce Millbrook Village in Exeter is once again sponsoring Toby’s Garden Festival! Millbrook Village is a retirement village in the heart of Exeter, offering a total of 164 properties in an idyllic position on the upper banks of the River Exe and close to Exeter city centre. The village comprises a …

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Time for Tea

It is a truth universally acknowledged that every garden event needs a good tea tent! Somewhere friendly, pretty, where you can sit in comfort and enjoy a superlative cream tea and delicious home made cakes with a well brewed cuppa. Well, this year we welcome Dots Teas to Powderham Castle and looking at the pictures …

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Fermenting Veg

What is fermented veg and why are we being encouraged to eat it? How can we maximise health benefits of all the lovely vegetables we grow? Can they really improve our digestion by creating beneficial enzymes, B-vitamins, Omega-3 fatty acids and assorted strains of probiotics? New research suggests that improved gut health means better sleep …

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