For a more step-by-step approach to planning, creating, managing and, of course, eating from a forest garden, I have now published a whole book on the topic. Especially useful for those in cooler climates or with small gardens like mine. Available here.


The Seeds menu gives some pointers on where to get forest garden plants from and my own trade list.

Courses and visits

See the Courses tab for an up to date list of courses that I offer. As well as the open programme, I can do training in specific subjects for groups or individuals that are interested – just get in touch. I am usually happy to show individual visitors or small groups around the garden.

Plant info

The core of this site is a collection of plant portraits, covering the propagation, growing, harvesting, storing and eating of individual plants used in forest gardening. The Plant Portrait feed in the main menu above or the list of plants in the right sidebar (at the bottom if you are using a mobile phone) lead to articles on the species and techniques used in forest gardening, or use the Search box to find a species. The Plant Lists menu item gives information on many plants in table form.

Forest gardening

If the whole concept of forest gardening is new to you, there is a potted explanation here. The Methods feed is where articles about forest gardening methods end up, and the forest garden log and my Facebook page are where I put periodic updates on my observations and experiments in the forest garden that aren’t quite complete enough for a full article but still might be useful.


The forest garden also has its own Facebook page at www.facebook.com/scottishforestgarden.


day lily
day lily – great in soup and stir fries