Workshops and events 2022



Welcome to the 2022 programme of Workshops and Events at Nant-y-Bedd Garden. Once again a mixture of days led by Sue and by old favourites (Liz, Ruth and Carina) plus some wonderful ‘new faces’ in Mick, Jacky and Gary. There really is something for everybody who has an interest in gardening, food, wildlife and well-being.

Do book early as days do get filled up very quickly and with so many workshops it will be difficult to add any extra days. Click on the blue link at the top of each section to see a more detailed description of the activities and format of the day.

            Saturday 12th March                  Garden structures with Mick Petts     SOLD OUT                

            Saturday 9th April                       Foraging with Liz Knight                                   

            Sunday 1st May                          Dawn chorus walk with Gary Moore    SOLD OUT              

            Friday May 6th May                    Forest bathing with Carina Greenwood            

            Saturday 14th May                     Composting with Sue         SOLD OUT                             

            Saturday 21st May                      Foraging with Liz Knight                                   

            Wednesday 1st June                  Forest bathing with Carina Greenwood (½ day)   

            Saturday 4th June                      Foraging with Liz Knight                                   

            Saturday 11th June                    Wild Gardening with Sue       SOLD OUT                            

            Saturday 18th June                     Blueprints with Ruth Barnes Richards              

            Saturday 25th June                    The artfulness of weeds with Jacky Mills          

            Saturday 2nd July                       Foraging with Liz Knight                                   

            Thursday 14th July                     Composting with Sue                                       

            Saturday 16th July                      Blueprints with Ruth Barnes Richards               

            Saturday 27th August                 Foraging with Liz Knight                                    

            Thursday 8th September            Wild Gardening with Sue       SOLD OUT                           

            Saturday 1st October                 Foraging with Liz Knight                                   

            Saturday 5th November             Foraging with Liz Knight   

Support the Plants   led by Mick Petts    SOLD OUT

Saturday 12th March. £80 including materials and lunch.

Mick is the designer of both our natural swimming pond and our tree sculpture Cedric, so that tells you that you will be in great hands for this one day workshop. Take home a present for your favourite plant!

Book by e-mailing or phone.

Foraging led by Liz Knight

April 9th, May 21st, June 4th, July 2nd, August 27th October 1st and November 5th.

£95 including lunch and drinks

One of our most popular workshops with the wonderful Liz, who we know will leave you enthralled.

Book on Liz’s site Forage Fine Foods

The Dawn Chorus led by Gary Moore SOLD OUT

Sunday May 1st £45

Now conformed, this is one not to miss as the ‘soundie’ (sound recordist) from Springwatch and Gardeners World leads a small group of lucky people on a dawn patrol to listen to and identify the multitude of birds as they wake and announce their presence. Very limited numbers so book early. It’s an early start – 4.30AM!

Here’s a preview. Turn the sound up! Not up to Gary’s standards – just Ian with his iPad!

 Book by e-mailing or phone.

Forest Bathing led by Carina Greenwood

Friday May 6th £75 (incl Lunch) and Wednesday June 1st (1/2 day) £30

Immerse yourself in our lovely woodlands and let your cares dissolve. No swimming involved!

Please email Carina at to book a full day course £60 or half day course £30. Visit the website for more details

Wild Gardening led by Sue

Saturday 11th June SOLD OUT and Thursday 8th September SOLD OUT £65 including lunch.

Back by regular demand. A chance to see gardens in a different light from the stripy lawns and regimented herbaceous beds, whilst also welcoming wildlife – well most of it – to help with pollination and – ultimately – the Planet!

Book by e-mailing or phone.

Blueprints led by Ruth Barnes Richards

Saturday 18th June and Saturday 16th July £65 including materials.

Harness the power of the sun to make stunning prints from simple garden materials. Ruth’s workshops always engender a lot of fun and bring out hidden artistic talents in the participants!

Book via Ruth’s website at

The Artfulness of Weeds Led by Jacky Mills

Saturday 25th June £75 including lunch and materials

New for this year. Really get to know some of our weeds and then sketch them under the watchful eye of artist and gardener Jacky Mills. You’ll be amazed.

Book either by email to or by Instagram Direct message to @thebotanicalsketchclub

Composting led by Sue

Saturday 14th May SOLD OUT and Thursday 14th July £65 including lunch and some composting goodies

Sue’s favourite topic! You’ll learn all about the mechanics of making great compost, quickly. It’s not ll theory, you’ll be making a heap as well – see below..

Making a Compost Windrow

Book by e-mailing or phone.

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