Tour dates for 2020:
Thursday 14th May 2020. Mawnan Smith Garden Club tour of the Forest Garden. Private Tour. Gather at 1.45pm for a prompt 2 o’clock start. Allow up to 2.5 hours. There will be an opportunity to buy plants at the end of the tour.
Sunday 12th July 2020. Guided tour of the Forest Garden. Gather at 1.45pm for a prompt 2 o’clock start. Allow up to 2.5 hours. There will be an opportunity to buy plants at the end of the tour.
Sunday 6th September 2020 Guided tour of the Forest Garden. Gather at 1.45pm for a prompt 2 o’clock start. Allow up to 2.5 hours. There will be an opportunity for plant sales at the end of the tour.
Previous Feedback from participants in Forest Garden Tours
Very many thanks for showing us round your Forest Garden on Saturday afternoon. The feedback from those who came on the visit was resoundingly positive.
It was so good to hear and know that we can grow our ‘greens’ in a sustainable way and really interesting to have the opportunity to taste different and healthy fruits.
I for one came away with a list of ideas which I am going to try here in my garden. A genuinely informative and enjoyable afternoon; thank you so much.
And I was amused and pleased to hear on the Archers this evening that Tom Archer is all fired up about agroforestry techniques and is trying to persuade Helen to plant fruit and nut trees between and beneath their crops! Got to be the way forward for this planet to survive.
Wishing you the very best of luck in all your endeavours and I look forward to coming again to The Forest Garden.
Thank you so much for your guided tour of your Forest Garden on Saturday afternoon. My husband and I found it very interesting and hope to be able to put into practice some of the ideas on our piece of land. We already have some fruit trees and bushes and hope to expand on this in the future.
I will certainly be in touch when we are able to put our ideas into practice as your nursery plants were so interesting and I would love to include some in the future.
It was a very inspiring afternoon. Thank you again for organising it and good luck with your ideas and plans for using your produce.
Nicky and Robin Mills
What an experience, I had heard of the Forest Garden but did not really know how it worked. After a tour from Simon I am now in a position to understand the synergy between what he has growing there and easily managed sources of food. It was really quite astounding to see what could be achieved with approximately 3 acres and some initial hard work. I loved the idea that the plantings were a one off, not like a conventional garden where everything has to be grown from seed and planted out each year then at the end of the season the soil turned ready for planting the following year. Would that I had a bigger garden!
I would heartily recommend anyone to come along and discover the Forest Garden ethic for themselves.
Sorry it’s taken so long to get in touch. Here are a few of the photos I took during the great visit we had with you this year. It was not only very informative but very enjoyable.
Please let us know when the American Elderberry will be available to collect.