Toby’s Garden Festival won Bronze in the category of Tourism Event and Festival of the Year at the prestigious Devon Tourism Awards 2017. It’s the first major award for the popular two-day festival co-owned by Country Gardener magazine.
The awards ceremony was held at The Guildhall, Plymouth with guest speakers, Devon polar explorer Ann Daniels and Independent travel editor, Simon Calder.
Toby Buckland said: “As a Devon boy, it is always my aim to do something great for gardeners and for this wonderful county we live in and for the festival to be recognised in this way is just fantastic. I’m proud of our small but incredibly talented team who have done so much to put the Garden Festival on the map.”
The tourism judges described Toby’s Garden Festival as, “A great day out, so much to see and do.”
Toby’s Garden Festival celebrates its fifth year on 27th and 28th April 2018, promising the usual horticultural mix of top nurseries and artisan food and crafts along with a two-day programme of expert speakers and workshops at Powderham Castle, near Exeter.
Early bird tickets are on sale from 1st December at www.tobygardenfest.co.uk