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I can help you transform your garden into a productive wildlife haven, either on-site or remotely.


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It is vital that productive, wildlife gardens are beautiful, to encourage wildlife and humans.


Sign up for my online course The Backyard Forest, for online slides see my Course page.

Wildlife forest garden design

A forest garden works with nature to grow edible crops, a place for wildlife and a naturalistic style. My work focusses on the aesthetic combination of native and productive plants.

Forest Garden Livestream Wednesdays 10am GMT

Join me for a forest garden livestream on Twitch every Wednesday at 10am GMT, followed by an informal Zoom Q&A. Subscribe to my newsletter for weekly details & to my YouTube channel for notifications of uploaded recordings.

‘The Backyard Forest’ online course

A complete course, showing you how to plan, design and create a forest garden for any size garden. Create a beautifully lush and edible ecosystem in your own backyard! Slides free online

Free ‘Plan a Backyard Forest’ mini-course

  • Backyard Forest definition
  • How to create a map
  • Measuring techniques
  • Free PDF plan checklist

Using forest garden techniques, transform your backyard into a lush food forest!

Sign up here!

About Jake

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My name is Jake Rayson and I’m a forest gardener and designer. Like most people, I’m concerned about the ecological and climate emergency. Promoting forest gardening is my small contribution to making things better, for connecting people with their landscape and their wildlife. I give talks, design gardens and run an online course.