The Event

We are delighted to announce our next tree planting festival – Treefest 2020!

Join us to plant 750 metres of native hedgerow and 1.5 hectares of new woodland.

Saturday 1
st February 2020

@ The Barton, Barton Lane, Shillingford Abbot, Exeter EX2 9QQ

10am to Midnight

The celebration afterwards will be held at the adjoining West Town Farm, Ide, Exeter EX2 9TG

Throughout the day, whilst we are planting, there will be shelter,
tea, cake and warm soup in the barn with tree planters yoga, hedgedress making, woodland art and activities, singing and general merriment. We will set up a ‘Forest in a Box’ tree nursery and plant 1,000 seeds for woodlands of the future. As evening falls, a tractor and trailer ride will take us to the top of the hill to party at West Town Farm. Here, planters will be greeted by our cheery Tree Huggers’ Arms bar serving mulled cider to warm us up, with interesting talks and storytelling. Delicious home made food will be available before we dance the night away to bands and a DJ.

Because it is February, we are not recommending camping overnight. However, if you need to stay, there will be limited space for vans to park and some ‘bunkhouse’ accommodation available in a barn heated by a woodburner. You need to bring your own roll mat, sleeping bag and earplugs if you are a light sleeper! Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so you need to book this as soon as possible when you book your tickets.

So, don’t delay BUY TICKETS NOW!

Adult £15

Youth (12-17) £10

Under 12s Free

Tree Champion Free

Because we have a whopping 6,500 trees to plant we are aiming to devote Friday 31st January to planting the hedge. We are looking to recruit 50 Tree Champions, each prepared to plant 100 trees that day. On Saturday the Tree Champions will act as mentors to inexperienced tree planters and guide them in planting the woodland.

Click here to find out whether you are a Tree Champion.


Tickets include

Tree planting @ The Barton 10am-4pm

Home made soup and a roll at lunchtime

Barn activities

Evening celebration at West Town Farm




Click here to BUY TICKETS.


Treefest Kit! Please bring…

Warm clothing and waterproofs



Your friends

Your dancing feet!

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For any other enquiries please email