I run courses in forest gardening once a month in the growing season. The Introduction to Forest Gardening course is a six-hour course, based in the garden, looking at why and how to establish a forest garden, suitable for complete beginners starting from scratch. The evening course is a once-a-month look at whatever is current in the garden, including tasks and crops. Details and links for booking are at Forest gardening courses.


The core of this site is a collection of plant portraits, covering the propagation, growing, harvesting, storing and eating of individual plants used in forest gardening. See the Plant Portrait feed in the main menu or the list of plants in the right sidebar (at the bottom if you are using a mobile phone) above lead to articles on the species and techniques used in forest gardening, or use the Search box to find a species. The Plant Lists menu item gives information on many plants in table form, while the Get plants menu gives some pointers on where to get forest garden plants from and my own trade list.

Forest gardening

If the whole concept of forest gardening is new to you, there is a potted explanation here. The Methods feed is where articles about forest gardening methods end up, and the forest garden log and my Facebook page are where I put periodic updates on my observations and experiments in the forest garden that aren’t quite complete enough for a full article but still might be useful.


The forest garden also has its own Facebook page at www.facebook.com/scottishforestgarden.

day lily

day lily – great in soup and stir fries