Forest Gardening Course - September 2024

Would you like to create a forest garden?

This 2-day introduction to the concept and techniques of forest gardening involves theory and practice from visioning to harvesting, at a beautiful venue where they have started to be established over the past 5 years. You will be able to go home and start your journey into forest gardening, or be better informed to manage a forest garden that you have already started.

Special offer: Early Bird discount ends 31/05/2024

If you can't make the dates we have a second course 18 - 19 May here

10% discount if you bring a friend!


7 - 8 September 2024 


£85 - £125


Chris Evans

Course Description

The 2-day course will cover:

  • Benefits of forest gardening
  • Ecological principles
  • Site selection and design
  • Integration of permaculture principles and design process
  • Species selection
  • Plant propagation
  • Site preparation, establishment and maintenance; harvesting
  • Integration with other farm and garden systems
Forest Gardening

What you will learn

The course will include hands-on practicals in topics such as plant propagation (grafting, budding, layering, etc.), mulching, site surveying and design layout, and planting a forest garden.
The course will assist participants to visualize, plan, establish and continue to maintain, harvest and learn from a forest garden, be it at home or on someone else's land such as a community garden, school garden, etc.

You will be able to go home and start your journey into forest gardening, or be better informed to manage a forest garden that you have already started. And you’ll know how to continue your journey through research into existing literature and being part of an ever-growing network of forest gardeners in the UK

Appreciation from Past participants


Thanks for a lovely weekend! You have given me lots of food for thought and confidence to crack on with projects. Maria

It feels so good to be back at Applewood. This space continues to be a seedbed of learning - sorting seeds all over the place. And I will do everything I can to carry and plant as many seeds as I can. Sam

Truly inspirational. Really well paced with mix of indoor/outdoor, theory/practical. Feel equipped to make the next steps. Thank you so much!

I found great Ideas, Information and Inspiration

Practical Information


For enquiries and booking please email Emma at

* Special offer * 10% Discount if bring a friend (find out more here)

* Special offer * Early Bird discount on fees (ends 31/05/24)



Early Bird Prices - ends 31/05/24

  • Concession £85    (regular £95)
  • Low waged £105  (regular £125)
  • Waged £125          (regular £145)

Making Payments

There are 3 payment scales

  • Concession: means-tested benefits, students limited to 4 places per course
  • Low waged: under £15K per year
  • Waged: over £15K per year

We offer this sliding scale on an honesty basis  to try and make courses more available for low-income groups. We trust that you will pay what is right for you. Payment by installments are also accepted - please let us know your needs. Secure your place with a £30 deposit.

Chris Teaching

Facilitators & Venue

Chris Evans

Chris lives at Applewood with his partner Looby and children Shanti and Teya. He has taught permaculture in the UK, Europe, Nepal, India, U.S.A. and Mexico. He is also a UK assessment level tutor for apprentices working towards their diploma in applied permaculture design with the Permaculture Association Britain.

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