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  • Toby Buckland?s Garden Festivals 2016

    Toby Buckland, horticulturalist, writer and TV presenter is pleased to announce the new dates for his 2016 Garden Festivals at Powderham Castle in Devon and Bowood House and Gardens, Wiltshire.

    The events bring together gardening enthusiasts and specialists growers, who share their considerable knowledge in a festive, friendly and inclusive atmosphere. Toby?s popular festival at Powderham Castle has become the foremost gardening event in the southwest, and building on this success, 2016 sees the return of his Summer Garden Festival in the beautiful parklands of Bowood House and Gardens, Wiltshire, which promises to be an even better and glorious weekend of gardening fun.

    Toby commented: ?We have done great things with these shows in a very short period of time, enabling more specialist nurseries to meet a wider public. Feedback from visitors tells us that there?s a huge gap in the market for a new type of gardening event. They appreciate the beautiful locations and the readily-shared specialist knowledge from both nurseries and guest speakers.?

    At both Toby Buckland?s Garden Festivals, among much else you can expect inspiring guest speakers, hand-picked exhibitors, practical workshops, locally-sourced food and drink and an abundance of exceptional flowers and plants, all situated in beautiful heritage locations.

    Powderham Castle, set in a deer park on the banks of the River Exe, provides a perfect location for the spring event. Here, among the rose garden and the multitude of spring bulbs under the oaks of the castle gardens, the show will be exploring ?Big Ideas for Small Spaces? relevant to today?s smaller gardens, in addition to wider gardening themes.

    This is followed in early June by Toby?s Festival at Bowood House and Gardens, set in a Grade I listed 2000 acre parkland. With its exceptional specimen trees, sinuous lake and Doric temple, Bowood provides a romantic setting for a summer garden festival.

    Powderham Castle event: Friday 29 April and Saturday 30 April, 10am-5pm.

    Bowood House event: Saturday 4 June and Sunday 5 June, 10am-5pm.

    For more information please visit: www.tobygardenfest.co.uk

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