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Wildlife & edible garden tour

garden visit

Wildlife & edible garden tour

6 reviews
Paused until 14 July. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English
garden visit

Wildlife & edible garden tour

garden visit

Wildlife & edible garden tour

6 reviews
Paused until 14 July. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We’ll show you a garden where growing food is less work than a vegetable patch, that’s better for biodiversity and more beautiful to boot. Welcome to the wildlife and edible forest garden tour! It’s in an idyllic location atop a wooded Ceredigion valley, with views of the Preseli hills in Pembrokeshire. On the tour, we look at the multi-layered and no-dig approach and how the garden can provide it’s own fertiliser, mulch and pest control. By letting nature do the heavy-lifting, the productive garden is lower maintenance whilst being better for climate change and biological diversity. Using your situations, we discuss applying the principles to any sized garden, whatever your experience. We briefly cover surveying techniques and show a simple plan, then examine the core design elements of how people will use the space and how to space the trees: looking at structures, utilities, propagation and paths. Finally, we’ll show you how to establish a forest garden: building propagation beds, planting windbreaks and trees, preparing the ground, planting the shrubs and creating the ground cover. Along the way, design decisions and planting combinations are highlighted.

Your host

Learn more about Jake

Jake

I am passionate about forest gardening, moving to Wales with my family in 2015 to plant a forest garden and founding Forest Garden Wales to promote its practise. It’s a productive, sustainable, wildlife-friendly and low maintenance way of gardening. I’ve attended Martin Crawford’s Forest Garden Design Course at the Agroforestry Research Trust as well as grafting, planting and pruning workshops run by The People’s Orchard. I hosted monthly forest garden tours in the 2018 season, and I give forest garden talks to gardening clubs.

What's included

Drinks
Tea and coffee

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Where you'll be

The tour takes place in our original forest garden, with stunning views across the wooded valley. At break time, there will be tea and coffee served next to the beautiful Welsh farmhouse. If there is time, we can pay a visit to the adjacent new forest garden and coppice. Please note, some of the land is uneven and on a slope and you will need to wear suitable footwear.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 16 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Outdoor gear: wellies or walking boots, waterproofs or sun hats & suncream, depending on the weather

More tips

* The road is very bumpy and the last hill is particularly steep. * The ground is uneven and steep in places. Please bring robust footwear.

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Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

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Jake
Wildlife & edible garden tour
6 reviews
£27/person
6 reviews
£27/person