Toby’s Garden Festival at Powderham Castle

This year is our fifth year of Toby’s Garden Festival and it’s going to be good ‘un! What better way to put a spring into your step and your garden than joining us at Powderham to see over 200 exhibitors, offering quality plants from award-winning nurseries, unique West Country craft, artisan food and drink along with live music and fun family entertainment, all in the fabulous grounds and interior of Powderham Castle. We look forward to welcoming you on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th April 2018!

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“We travel miles to visit gardening shows but now we have the best one on our doorstep. Great value and lovely, lovely people selling plants”

Samantha Hall, Dawlish

celebrity speakers

TV Gardeners in the Speakers’ Tent

BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time panellist Anne Swithinbank joins us to share her favourite flowers for spring on Friday 27th and will be joining Toby for the Gardeners’ Q and A session. On Saturday 28th Terry Walton, BBC Radio 2’s allotment doctor from The Jeremy Vine Show will be revealing his tips on growing fruit and veg the organic way. 

Sow, Grow & Cook

Join our Sow, Grow & Cook Experts

Alongside our Speakers Tent, we have our new Sow, Grow & Cook Tipi situated on the North Lawn. A small informal setting, there is plenty of opportunity to get your questions answered. Topics for 2018 include butterfly gardening, fermenting veg for health and storage, grafting apples, a seed sowing workshop and an informal session with Toby explaining what veg to grow in small spaces.

beautiful plants

More than 100 Garden Exhibitors

Each year we welcome back all our favourite plant nurseries including Chelsea regulars and the Artisan Marquee returns with its local arts and crafts. We love to cater Devon-style with a wide range of food from the West Country. Don’t miss our Curious Gardeners tent – back for a second year, fun for the whole family with composting and hydroponics, exhibits, Get Devon Buzzing, free samples of the new Coastal Organics Compost, bugs under the microscope and TrailArt showing how to make bird feeders and garden features from recycled objects.

Group bookings and coach information

Concessions for garden clubs

The event has become increasingly popular as a day out trip for gardening clubs. We have great facilities, including discounted tickets on sale or return, catering, free car and coach parking and free entry for your coach driver.

How to get here

Follow Brown Signs to Powderham Castle

Powderham Castle is on the main A379 coastal road between Exeter and Torquay and has good bus and train connections. For more information on how to get here by road, bus and rail, click on the heading in the picture above.

extra information

Information for dog owners, disabled access and more

All you need to know in advance with information on catering, timings, disabled access and parking, just click on the heading in the picture above.

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