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Plant shopping agogo!

Not long now until Toby’s Garden Festival pops up for two flower-filled days at Powderham Castle, and if you’re coming along for the plants, you won’t be disappointed! Here’s who is joining us on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 April…

Buy your advance tickets from £12 here (Tea in the Castle tickets now sold out).


Alchemy Ferns

Alchemy Fern is based in York, mail order specialists. Working hard to bring you the best quality well-established ferns as well as new varieties.

Alloy 20 – bespoke creations for garden and home using forge fabrication of metals, yarns etc.

Alpha Alpaca – alpaca wool products and a few of the herd come along to the fest

Amazing Sharpeners – useful sharpening tools

Amelia’s Flower Farm – family biz growing cut flower on a 2-acre flower farm at Combeinteignhead

Atlantic Botanic

North Devon-based family run nursery growing plants suited to coastal conditions.

Avon Bulbs

A large selection of flower bulbs including Snowdrops, Tulips, Alliums, Daffodils, Agapanthus and much more for sale online.

Bean Place Nursery

A wide range of hardy herbaceous, hardy ferns and grasses grown in Kent since 1997.

British Academy of Floral Art 

International floristry school based just outside Exeter who are making flower crowns for visitors to wear at the festival.

Coach House Cacti – NEW FOR 2022 Dorset- based cacti and succulent nursery. Find out more here.

Devon Garden Machinery – garden, turf care and estate equipment

Devon Wildlife Trust – protecting wildlife and wild places across Devon

Dolton Designs – handcrafted plant supports, moon gates, obelisks, trellis

Easterhill Herbs & Willow

Local family-run nursery based in Starcoss, growing willow, wildlife and culinary and medicinal herbs. 

Floral Tours – Tailor made group tours specialising in floraland horticultural trips

Floyds Climbers – award winning nursery growing clematis and climbers

Freddies Flowers – regular flower box delivery, like the milkman only with flowers!


Gardeners Delight Nursery

Large range of perennials, clematis and shrubs, plus lots of new and unusual varieties, all grown in their North Devon nursery.

Green Space UK – insulated conservatory roofing panels

Growers Organics – organic veg plants, herbs and seeds

Harris Timber – handcrafted timber buildings and sheds for your garden

Inside Out Buildings – bespoke sheds, summerhouses, playhouses and animal homes

Kelnan Plants – Cornwall nursery specialising in South African restios and proteas

Jurassic Plant Nurseries – exciting range of exotic plants, hand grown in North Wales

Lands End Nurseries – Somerset nursery with 34 years of growing shrubs, perennials and agapanthus

Lilies and Chillies

Based in Cornwall, Lilies and Chillies grows an outstanding selection of perennial plants & bulbs; some unusual, some rare and some simply traditional and of course lilies and chillies.  You can be assured of well grown plants as well as knowledgeable advice on the choice and care of your plants if you need it!

Lost Habitat

Providing Expert Services in Wildlife Ponds, Trees Conservation & Rewilding in Devon. Wildlife Ponds, Tree Conservation & Ecological Landscaping in Devon by Lost Habitat.

Meadow in My Garden

Stunning seed mixes to create a bee-friendly garden

Millwood Plants

A hardy herbaceous perennial plant nursery based in the heart of the Taw Valley. They specialise in unusual plants for woodland gardens and shady places, also cottage garden plants, alpines and old-fashioned roses. 

Mr Fox’s Garden – handmade garden art and plant supports

National Garden Scheme

New Leaf/Hillcrest Growers – bedding and seasonal plants grown in Axminster

Pepe Garden Furniture – British company making beautiful swing beds and swing seats

Petrichor Bulbs 

A diverse array of spring and autumn flowering bulbs.

Piccolo Plants

Succulent nursery based in Branscombe, all grown on site plus aeonium, echeveria, sedum, greenovia and more!

Philippa Potts

Plantlife – the wild plant conservation charity

Richard Thom Metalwork – bespoke metalwork and sculpture for your garden

RSPB – UK’s largest nature conservation charity

Salvage UK 

Steve’s Garden Tools

Stretegate Camellias

Small family run nursery based in Devon, specialising in camellia.

Sunray Plants

Teign Trees

Tree services, landscape and decking based in Teignmouth.

Tom Critchley – hand forged decorative ironwork and pots

Tortworth Plants

A popular ever present at
 the Powderham festival, Tortworth Plants produce a range of alpines and herbaceous perennials, including some rare and unusual varieties, plus those classic favourites. They have a plant to suit any garden. All plants are grown on their nursery which is located in Gloucestershire.

Tynings Plants

Large collection of hardy and tender climbers with a selection of other plants

Urban & Rural Plants

A nursery specialising in the unusual, based at Matford near Exeter, from large to small, and tropical to English garden.

Vintage Gardenalia

Woodland Trust, The – UK’s largest woodland conservation charity

WWF – the world’s leading independent conservation organisation.

Pic credit Louise Kear.

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