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Artists Willow Charcoal Making Led by Jess Tanner

Saturday 9th October

£60 including all materials, delicious seasonal, organic lunch, tea & cake.

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Wild Weaving Led by Jess Tanner

Saturday 18th September

£60 including all materials, delicious seasonal, organic lunch, tea & cake.

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…and some old favourites – book early as they tend to be filled quickly.

Wild Gardening with Sue

Saturday 24th April, Thursday 9th September


Compost workshops   with Sue

Saturday 5th June, Thursday 15th July

How to make the crumbly brown gold….

£65 (20% RHS Member discount) incl 2-course lunch, tea & cakes. 10.00 to 3.30

Contact us on garden@nantybedd.com to book


Foraging   Led by Liz Knight (Forage Fine Foods)

As seen on TV! Don’t be humble, forage in our “magical’ garden, not a windy hilltop!

Sat 17th April, Sat 15th May, Sat 26th June, Weds 18th August, Sat 16th October, Sat 13th November.

Liz is so enthusiatic

£95 incl wild cocktail, lunch, teas.  10.00 to 2.00

Details/booking at www.foragefinefoods.com


Blueprints Led by Ruth Barnes Richards

Saturday 12th June, Saturday 10th July

Blue and beautiful

£60   Materials included.  Bring picnic lunch

Details/booking at www.thedaylightthief.com

Shinrin-yoku or 森林浴 (Forest Bathing)

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I do hope the Japanese characters at the top are the right ones – I got them from the website of our latest event provider!

Shinrin-yoku or Forest Bathing is becoming very popular in the UK and now it comes to Nant y Bedd Garden.  It will also be at the Chelsea Flower Show, where the Duchess of Cambridge is helping to design the RHS display, including a bit for Forest Bathing!  As usual we are bang up to date with all the latest trends!

It means ‘bathing’ all the senses, whilst walking slowly in the forest.

When taking in the forest atmosphere like this, the brain naturally switches off from the ‘sustained directed attention’ of life’s daily pressures. Shinrin-yoku is restorative, both mentally and physically, like a bath.

woodland and river

Idyllic spot for a bit of Forest Bathing

Walking in the forest in this way is not like hiking in the woods, nor indeed does it involve collecting or recording information and images like a naturalist or for social media.

You can find out a lot more about it on Carina Greenwood’s site, Forest Bathe.

Carina will be leading three groups here at Nant y Bedd, taking in our conifer woodland, riverbank and of course other parts of the garden.

Dates are currently fixed for 20th May, 24th June and 23rd September.  All of these are Mondays, so a lovely way of starting the week! Days will start at 10.30 and go through until about 4.00pm.  Find out more by clicking the ‘BOOK’ tab on the Forest Bathe site.

We are really looking forward to this fascinating addition to the Workshops and Events roster here this year.