Tour our forest garden

Misty view on a sunny morning across pond, young orchard to establised trees

Early morning looking eastward across the Wildlife Pond and newly established forest garden

On the first Saturday of each month (May to September inclusive, except June), we offer a 2.5 hour tour of our forest garden in Cwm Cou in Ceredigion, near Newcastle Emlyn. This includes a presentation and coffee & cake. It’s for anyone interested in learning more about forest gardening.

The dates for your diary are:

  1. Saturday 6th April 2019
  2. Saturday 4th May 2019
  3. Saturday 15th June 2019 3rd Saturday
  4. Saturday 6th July 2019
  5. Saturday 3rd August 2019
  6. Saturday 7th September 2019

The tour runs from 10am to 12:30pm.

You can buy tickets for £20 from

Forest gardening is a productive and practical garden system using trees, shrubs and perennial plants, designed to be stable, sustainable and low-maintenance.

Included in the tour

What you will see on the tour

CAD plan of garden

CAD plan of our forest garden

  1. Introduction to forest gardening presentation
  2. Half an acre of newly planted coppice, designed for firewood, poles and posts
  3. One acre greenfield site of the planned Ornamental Maintenance-free Garden (OMG); discussion of windbreaks, access, utilities, fencing and planning
  4. Shrub propagation area & chickens
  5. The main attraction: a one acre pasture field started in the winter of 2015.
    • Fruit Triangle
    • Ground cover propagation area
    • Polytunnel & raised beds for annuals
    • Wildlife pond for pest control
    • Predator strip
    • Orchard area, with grass crop
    • Shrubbery (area of dry shade)
    • Demonstration of mulching technique
    • Prickly Quad
    • Blue Bean vegetable border
    • Mushroom Manor: growing mushrooms on logs
    • Willow Walk
  6. Coffee & homemade cake
  7. Exit via plant shop

Tickets £20 each, booking essential from Eventbrite.

Please note, BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. Wellies and waterproofs highly recommended. Also, at the very least, a mild interest in gardening is a prerequisite: the garden is in its early stages and indifferent individuals will only see twigs.

For group bookings on different dates, please email Jake or phone/text on 07398 474 064.

Private tours

These dates are unavailable as they have been booked.


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