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Tour of the forest garden - groundcover plants

  • Bedford Fields Community Forest Garden Woodhouse Cliff Leeds, LS6 2HF United Kingdom (map)

Each tour lasts for one hour and covers one particular layer of the forest garden. After thee introduction, the tour leader will concentrate on this one layer and how it is embedded in the design of the garden, what plants are commonly used in this layer, and how to maintain it. 

We start from the very big and get smaller each week and so this fourth tour is focussed on the possibly the most multifunctional layer in the forest garden - the groundcovers. Groundcovers tend to serve man functions in the garden but the most basic function is to deter plants we don't want and to be a permanent living mulch. You can soon add more functions like edibility, tolerance to foot traffic, and as a visual path/bed border. They tend to be hard to diversify and so we our constantly on the search for those species that hold up to our needs in the forest garden. having said that we have found a few that work well, and so we'd like to tell you about them!

All tours are run by donation so please kind enough to keep the project going with whatever coins are jingling in your pocket!

Tours will start promptly at 7 but you can join in if you're late of course.

Hope to see you there!