from the members of the

South Devon Garden Railway Group

This year's show will be on:

Saturday 28th October 2017

10.30 am - 4.30 pm

The Matford Centre
Matford Park Road
Marsh Barton Ind Estate
Exeter EX2 8FD
(Free parking next to Park & Ride)

Adults £7.00
Concessions/OAPs £6.00
Accompanied children free
Please note we are unable to accept credit or debit cards on the door - Cash only please.

The Exeter Garden Railway Show is the largest of its kind in the South West and makes a fabulous day out for all the family.The aim of our show is to promote the garden railway hobby from O gauge to Scale 3 and everything in between. The 2017 show will be our 17th and will be up to our usual high standard at the Matford Centre in Exeter.

Exhibitors are begining to book stand space and as usual we will be having lots of operating live steam, electric and vintage exhibition layouts in standard and narrow gauges. Traders bookings are also starting to come in and we can promise many specialist trade stands, our renowned Bring & Buy stall, refreshments and plenty of experts to give you help and advice. Please note that admission starts at 10.30 a.m. and we regret there will be no access to any toilets prior to that time.

Here are some pictures taken by Peter Javes, our show co-ordinator during the setting up phase of the 2016 show before the public came in:

And here is a short video by Mark Pengelley taken during the show:

Bring & Buy Second Hand Sale

The popular Bring & Buy Second Hand Sale stand will be here again where private individuals can bring any garden railway related goods they wish to sell.This is always a busy stand where you can pick up a real bargain! For full details of how you may sell your unwanted items and for full terms and conditions please see the "Bring & Buy" page of this website.


If you have an exhibit in any of the major garden railway scales and would like it to be considered for the 2017 show you can download a booking form here:PDF


If you would like to be considered for the 2017 show you can download a booking form here:PDF

Exhibition Poster

If you would like to display a poster for our exhibition you can download one here:PDF
(For best results we recommend using your printer's highest quality setting)


Each year we donate a proportion of the show proceeds to our selected charity, The Devon Air Ambulance Trust and so far we have donated over £15200. For more details of the valuable life saving work they do please click on the link below:

Devon Air Ambulance Operations Director Nigel Hare with SDGRG Chairman Graham Wilkins and Treasurer Keith Vincer at the DAA open day in October 2015