Gardening at Fernhill

Gardens that feed all your senses, with crops all year round.

Fern Cottage, West Yorkshire

Cobden Farm

Community gardens for learning and working together.

Cobden Community Allotment, Leeds

Ducks integrated into forest garden

Biodiversity hotspots in back gardens, parks and urban greenspace.

Garden Cottage, Coldstream, Scottish Borders

Leaf Street Forest Garden in Manchester

Shared abundance in healthy urban neighbourhoods.

Leaf Street Community Garden, Manchester

Welcome to Forest Gardening in Practice

Forest gardens or food forests come in all shapes and sizes, from a tiny patch in a back garden to sites of many acres. You can find them in peoples homes, on allotments, in schools, colleges, housing developments and public parks. They are also being used in commercial market gardens and on farms. I have created this website to share my enthusiasm for forest gardens and show how they could help us find better ways to look after ourselves and each other. Over the last four years I have researched over 100 forest gardens, from small back yards to commercial farms. The results of my research are now available as a book with 250 pages of case studies, ecological background and a How-to guide. They are illustrated with beautiful photographs and line drawings by Jed Picksley. Forest Gardening in Practice - Order here

What's new

Courses and events in 2019 Practical Forest Gardening Venue: Hulme Garden Centre, Manchester Dates: 23/24 February 2019 Hulme Garden Centre is a great example of how forest gardening can create the setting for a vibrant space for commercial, community and educational use. During the course we will explore how this way of gardening to transform your own garden, allotment. We will also see and discuss examples of forest gardens in public and community spaces. Contact: Kath Gavin Waldgarten-Intensivkurs Venue: Peace of Land, Berlin, Germany Dates: 24-26 May 2019 Note: Dieser Kurs ist auf Deutsch! Peace of Land ist ein junger Waldgarten im Osten Berlins, wo wir die Praxis und Theorie des Waldgarten erproben und durchleuchten werden. Kontakt: Stefan Schneider, Peace of Land Developing Plant skills Venue: Karuna, Shropshire Dates: 29/30 June 2019 Contact: Merav Wheeelhouse, Bookings: Changing the Face of the City with Forest Gardening - Advanced course This advanced forest gardening course willl cover: Forest