POWDERHAM Castle, near Exeter is to stage the ‘Chelsea’ of the West’ - Toby Buckland’s Garden Festival on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 of May 2014.

To see the very best of gold medal winning nurseries.

Enjoy a spectacular display of extraordinary, unusual and beautiful plants with over 100 exhibitors showing across the Castle estate, children's gardening activities, food and craft stalls and live music to help create a garden party atmosphere.

Olympians are not the only Brits to win gold - Powderham's exhibitors can boast over 100 RHS Gold Medals.

Whetman Pinks, filling the festival air with the exceptional perfume of their internationally famous blooms; Heucheraolics bringing their astonishing Technicolour Dreamcoat of these leafy, showy plants; Avon Bulbs, famous for their sumptuous displays at flower shows, are consistent winners; Bowdens Hostas hold the National Hosta Collection as well as being champions with their ferns and bamboos; Cornish nursery Kelnan Plants, specialist growers of South African plants, have won 26 RHS Gold Medals to date and leading ornamental grass expert, Neil Lucas of Knoll Gardens holds 10 consecutive RHS Chelsea Golds - just some of our award winning exhibitors to be seen at Powderham Castle.