Toby’s Harvest Festival

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Date(s) - 15/09/2018 - 16/09/2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Forde Abbey


Celebrate the harvest in the beautiful ancient grounds of Forde Abbey 
near Chard with host Toby Buckland and an array of expert speakers 
including Guardian writer Alys Fowler, Matt Biggs from Radio 4’s 
Gardeners’ Question Times and actor and keen gardener John Challis of 
Only Fools & Horses fame.

There’s plenty of fun for families with the Blue Peter gardener Lee 
Connelly on hand to inform and entertain, circus skills workshops, apple 
pressing (you can bring your own apples to press) and paper flower 

The two-day programme of free talks includes talks in Forde’s stunning 
Great Hall as well as harvest demo’s in the tipi on the Upper Lawn on 
growing your own cut flowers, meadow-making, fermenting vegetables and 
wheat wreath-making or take a tour of Forde’s rare trees or try some 
tasters in the walled kitchen garden, full of dahlias, pumpkins and 
crops at this time of year.

Enjoy some shopping from more than 150 exhibitors including plant 
nurseries, selling late-summer colour, veg and seeds, artisan crafts for 
indoor and out and local delicious food producers.

Learn a new skill or just spend the day relaxing, enjoying a glass cider 
on a straw bale, with live music and loads of family entertainment to 
welcome in the autumn.

Advance online tickets £10 from

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