• Toby's Garden Festival
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  • Toby's Garden Festival

Toby’s Garden Festival at Bowood 2016 - Cancelled

Regretfully we are having to cancel this year's Garden Festival at Bowood House & Gardens. While our Festival at Powderham Castle has established itself as a successful and popular annual event in the gardening calendar, we have reluctantly decided not to go ahead at Bowood.

Toby explains, “Nationally and locally, garden events have proliferated in an already congested early Summer season." He continues, “This has impacted on the potential of our Wiltshire event and put its long term prospects in jeopardy. Post-Chelsea combined with the busiest time of year for the smaller nurseries, we seek to promote, together with clashing of other events nearby that weekend has resulted in a much reduced number of exhibitors able to attend our festival. 

We had put in a superb speaker programme, engaged local musicians and sought out fine local food producers as is usual with our successful formula, but without enough exhibitors our many supporters and followers would not get what they have come to expect from our gardening festivals. We are very sad to announce this news but don’t forget we will be back at Powderham Castle in Devon next year on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th April 2017.

All pre ticket sales will be refunded in full. Please contact Alan Lewis festival@countrygardener.co.uk
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