Toby’s Garden Festival at Forde Abbey Sept 16/17th
Down in south Somerset and almost into Dorset, Toby Buckland’s latest Garden Festival is about to happen!
It’s on Sat 16th and Sun 17th of September.
The venue is the lovely Forde Abbey House and Gardens.
This refreshingly new/old approach to garden shows is an event full of informality, good food and drink, dancing, music and everything that makes a great day out!
Celebrity speakers include Christine Walkden, Charlie Dimmock, Jim Buttress and of course Toby Buckland himself!
Our own Alan Down will be giving a demonstration of layered planting of spring flowering bulbs in containers each day. He will also join Christine, Charlie and Jim on the experts Q & A panel both days.
Besides lots of plants to buy you could learn to scythe like Poldark, learn how to make soap, how to grow wildflowers, see crafts being made, have a guided tree walk -they have a great collection- or have a tour of the walled garden with the head gardener.
Read lots more info from the organisers of this event here.
Fancy going? Well you can buy advance tickets here.
The results are in! ——-The winners of the 6 pairs of tickets in our free Box Tree Cafe draw are- Lisa Jarman, Chris Elliott, Andrew Payne, Mrs C Kirkley, Veronica Mitchell and Alica Maltby.
BBC Celebratory Garden in Wiltshire!
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2017 marks the anniversaries of several key programmes and departments for the BBC and several of these are Bristol based.
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BBC Points West celebrates 60 years of local news in 2017.
We are creating a community garden to mark the anniversaries of both programmes and leave a legacy that benefits Potterne village in Wiltshire.
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