Toby’s GardenFest 2019: Dates & Speakers Announced

Toby’s GardenFest 2019: Dates & Speakers Announced
  • Award-winning West Country Garden Festival returns for its sixth year to Powderham Castle near Exeter in Devon, on 3rd & Saturday 4th May 2019


Garden presenter Toby Buckland’s Garden Festival is back for a sixth year in 2019 and it’s going to be a treat for fans of TV gardening.

Popular presenters from BBC Two’s Gardeners’ World – Joe Swift and Frances Tophill – are speaking at the award-winning event on 3rd and 4th May at Powderham Castle, near Exeter in Devon, along with actor John Challis – better known as ‘Boycie’ from Only Fools and Horses – and RHS judge Jim Buttress.


Toby GardenFest

Toby GardenFest

Garden designer Joe Swift has been one of the main presenters on the BBC Two’s flagship gardening show since 1998 and is speaking on Friday 3rd May. Frances Tophill, who travels the UK presenting on GW and ITV’s Love Your Garden, is at the festival on Saturday 4th May.

Frances hails from Kent but now lives near the sea in Exeter and takes a keen interest in coastal gardens.




Toby says:

“With the winter ahead, it’s always comforting to think of spring, and all the joys of a new gardening season so I’m delighted to welcome two high-calibre gardeners who really know their onions, both ornamental and edible!”

Talks are held in Powderham Castle’s magnificent wood-panelled Dining Hall and are free to festival visitors. Other highlights include a new layout providing more under-cover space in the castle’s old riding stables and a new talks tent, plus the festival is now dog-friendly for the first time.

Early bird festival tickets are now on sale until 31st December and cost £8.50 for adults.

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