Forest Garden Design

14th August 2022, 10.30 - 1.00
Oak House, The Lea, Shrewsbury

This workshop for young people aged between 13 and 30, has been developed for Shropshire Wildlife Trust's youth division, with support from the Shropshire Good Food Partnership.


During the morning, we will explore Nancy’s edible wildlife garden, much of which has been built as a 'Forest Garden', a garden style that integrates familiar fruit and nut trees with unusual edible plants arranged as an understorey. Learn how this low maintenance and highly sustainable method for growing food is designed and have a go at creating your own mini edible planting plan, using classic garden design techniques to put together your own choice of edible plants into an attractive and functional arrangement.

Booking is with Beth Lacey -


Forage Food

Forest Gardening means growing plants that provide food year after year with next to no effort


Design Skills

Learn to create planting plans for an arrangement that works well and looks great!

Why Come on This Workshop?

This workshop will introduce you to some rarely seen plants, arranged using highly sustainable methods for growing food. You will learn everything you need to know to get started in your own forest gardening journey, including what to grow and how to combine it with other plants for a successful combination that looks great.

By the end of the workshop, you will have produced your own planting plan, including your choice of edible plants, arranged in a scale plan. This can be used to create your own mini forest garden at home or could be donated to a school, college or community garden to create an edible garden for others to enjoy.

Finish the day with a walk around the garden, collecting salad leaves and edible flowers to create your own forest salad to take home.

No previous gardening or garden design experience is necessary. Learn everything you need to know to make a start with forest gardening.

This workshop is for people aged 13-30.

If you do not fit into that category and would love to take this course, it will be re-run without the age restriction either later this year or during 2023. Get in touch to register your interest and to be amongst the first to hear when a date has been set.

Booking for this event is with Beth Lacey -


With Thanks To...

This workshop has been made possible thanks to original inspiration from Generation Zero Carbon

In partnership with Shropshire Wildlife Trust

And with equipment funding from Shropshire Good Food Partnership.

Many thanks to all!