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Pre Christmas tickets offer savings for Powderham festival

Tickets are now on sale for the popular Toby Buckland GardenFest which bursts into life for two plant-packed days in the stunning location of Powderham Castle, near Exeter in Devon next April.

The event, which is in its fourth year, takes place at the start of the May Bank Holiday on Friday and Saturday, April 28th and 29th. Visitors buying tickets before Christmas can buy on-line for £8.50p- a saving of £4 per ticket.

Known for its friendly, inclusive atmosphere and beautiful setting, the Powderham garden festival is a garden party with celebrity speakers, more than 140 plant nurseries, arts and crafts, fabulous local food, live music and entertainment.

Toby Buckland said, “I’m thrilled to announce the dates for our fourth festival at Powderham and once again we have a fresh line-up of exhibitors and interactive displays, designed to inspire and entertain the region’s gardeners.

“We have even more special and unusual plants, as well as a new 'Garden Pest Clinic' where we will be show-casing up-to-the-minute, eco-friendly techniques for dealing with pests and diseases. This year we’re doing even more to celebrate the wealth of independent growers and makers with our new ‘Devon Made’ expo."

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Info pack for garden clubs

A special information pack is now available for Dorset garden clubs offering the chance of a perfect gardeners’ day out at the two Toby Garden Fests at Powderham and Forde Abbey next year.

The pack is aimed at providing gardening club members with incentives to organise outings to the popular Powderham event near Exeter on April 28th and 29th next year and the new autumn event at Forde Abbey near Chard on Saturday and Sunday September 16th and 17th.

BBC Gardeners' World Adam Frost and gardening author and broadcaster Pippa Greenwood head the high profile speakers at Powderham while BBC’s Charlie Dimmock and Christine Walkden will appear at Forde Abbey.

The pack has details of entry price discounts available for clubs, free coach parking, plant crèche arrangements and catering options and sale or return tickets.

This pack also includes full up the minute details of both events as well as posters and leaflets to download to display for club meetings.

Tel: 01823 431767 or email



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