'Wild Gardening' with Sue Mabberley at Nant-y-Bedd

Forest Coal Pit Farm, Abergavenny, NP7 7LY
Wednesday, 25 September 2019 -
10:00am to 3:30pm

The course will be led by Sue Mabberley. Sue has a First Class Honours degree in Environmental Systems, has professionally devised and delivered practical environmental training courses and most importantly has gardened wildly and enthusiastically at Nant-y-Bedd Garden for nearly 40 years!

The garden at Nant-y-Bedd sits comfortably within its landscape and welcomes the spontaneity of self-seeders and wildflowers. But it is also a productive organic vegetable and fruit garden, a haven for wildlife and a tranquil space to relax. This workshop explores how this balance is achieved and how this could translate to your own garden. 

The day will begin with tea and cake and an indoor session on some of the key ideas behind the approach here at Nant-y-Bedd to ‘Wild Gardening’. 

Following a delicious 2-course home-made organic lunch you will move into the garden to see Wild Gardening in action. 

The workshop will cover:

  • discussion around what we mean by ‘Wild gardening’
  • native/non-native planting
  • ‘cultivating chaos’ – embracing self-seeders
  • an introduction to the Japanese concept of Wabi-sabi
  • benefits to wildlife of the approach
  • how to achieve a ‘wild’ style without compromising productivity

Level of expertise required
The workshop will be equally suitable for novice or seasoned gardeners.

Bring with you
Sensible shoes and outdoor wear.

Go away with
Lots of ideas, a pocketful of seeds collected from the garden and loads of enthusiasm - we guarantee!

Booking a place
Places are limited to 10 to ensure maximum opportunity for discussion.
*20% discount for Garden Organic members

Booking a place: 

To book please phone Sue on 01873 890219 or e-mail garden@nantybedd.com

Cost [member]: 
Cost [non member]: 
Contact Phone: 
01873 890219