Coastal Recycling Launch New ‘Green’ Compost

Devon’s largest recycler of green materials, Coastal Recycling, is launching their new compost, Coastal Organics, at Toby’s Garden Festival on 27th and 28th April. The new compost is made entirely from garden waste sourced from the county’s household recycling centres. In a two-phase process that takes up to six months, gardeners’ unwanted grass clippings and …

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Calling all Artists! Pollinator Sculpture Award 2018

How Toby’s Garden Festival is sponsoring community art project TRAIL’s Pollinator Sculpture Award 2018 and how you can help reduce the use of plastic straws by Trail’s Rose Bailey TRAIL is having an exciting start to 2018 and this year’s Sculpture Trail and other environmental awareness activities, look to be bigger and better than ever! …

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How to Grow an Apple Tree

Did you know that apple trees aren’t grown from pips? Kevin Croucher, owner of the award-winning Devon tree nursery, Thornhayes, explains the art of apple tree grafting… If you were to sneak a peek in Kevin Croucher’s nursery fridge, instead of the usual pints of milk and veg in the crisper drawer, you’d find packs …

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Only Tools and Roses! Meet Boycie at Toby’s Garden Fest

John Challis, the actor and author best known for playing Boycie in the BBC’s most successful ever sitcom Only Fools and Horses is to speak at Toby’s Garden Festival in April 2018. Keen gardener John will be at the two-day garden fiesta on 27th and 28th April at Powderham Castle signing copies of his book, …

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Buy Early Bird and Save on Tickets

Early bird tickets are now on sale online, saving you up to 30% on the gate price! Adult, child and family tickets are all discounted now and are available for either Friday 27th April when BBC Gardeners’ World presenter Rachel de Thame is with us or Saturday 28th April when we are joined by organic …

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Our Win at the Devon Tourism Awards!

Toby’s Garden Festival won Bronze in the category of Tourism Event and Festival of the Year at last night’s prestigious Devon Tourism Awards 2017. The Awards Ceremony was held at The Guildhall, Plymouth with guest speakers, Devon polar explorer Ann Daniels and Independent travel editor, Simon Calder. Toby says: “As a Devon boy, it is …

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Exhibitor Applications Now Open for 2018!

We are now accepting applications from exhibitors for our Garden Festival at Powderham Castle 2018. Please get your applications in as soon as possible as space is limited! While we consider every application, we look for quality home-grown plants and unique products and, as we aim to get better rather than bigger every year, once …

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