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Win! Tickets for Toby Buckland’s Harvest Festival

Fancy winning tickets for this Autumn’s HOTTEST gardening event?


We’ve managed to rustle up two pairs of tickets for Toby Buckland’s inaugural Garden & Harvest Festival, which will be held at Forde Abbey in Somerset on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September.

It promises to be an Autumnal jamboree of talks, tours, workshops and demos – some of the highlights include…

Celebrity Speakers!
On Saturday, Charlie Dimmock will be taking the stage and bringing her practical panache and water gardening expertise. Toby Buckland, Jim Buttress and Alan Down will also be pitching in with garden chit-chat. BBC One Show’s Christine Walkden will be appearing on Sunday to dispense her irreverent, down-to-earth knowledge.

Practical Demos!
Learn from top-notch nursery exhibitors and garden experts who will be sharing inside knowledge on how they grow, propagate and care for plants – all in the stunning setting of Forde Abbey’s Kitchen Garden.

Buy Stuff!
Splurge the contents of your wallet on nursery plants, West County crafts, foodstuffs and booze. Cheese! Gin! Meat! Pickles! All will be present.

Meet us!
Admittedly, not the greatest of propositions, but never the less, we’ll be there on Saturday with our cider press, squishing apples and trying to flog our book. There’s also a rumour that we’ll be giving a talk in ‘Toby’s Big Brown Tepee’*, so that might be good for a laugh (at our expense).

To stand with a chance of winning a pair of tickets, simply log into Twitter, make sure you are following @tobygardenfest and @thirstygardener, and retweet our Toby Buckland competition tweet with the hashtag #ciderwithtoby

All names successfully completing the criteria above will be plunged into our ‘Demijon of golden delights’, and the winners fished out randomly on Saturday 9th September 2017.

Check the Ts&Cs below, set the satnav to Forde Abbey, and GET TWEETING!

Terms and conditions

Entries must be submitted by midnight, Friday 8th September 2017. The winner will be selected at random from all entries fulfilling the criteria as stated above. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The winner will be drawn at random from all entries received by the closing date. Should the Promoter be unable to contact the winners or should the winners be unable to accept the prizes, the Promoter reserves the right to award the prizes to an alternative winner, drawn in accordance with these terms and conditions. The prize does not include travel between the winner’s home and Forde Abbey, accommodation, food and drink, personal expenditure or incidental costs.


* We imagine it’ll be like ‘Emus Big Pink Windmill’, minus the dancing and aggressive puppetry.


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