I drew up a quick layout of the Edible Woodland Garden Design we are building at my frends retreat. We are after a couple of big design elements.
- An orchard that can also have tables set in it for parties.
- As many perennial edible plants as possible (berries, artichokes, herbs)
- Old climbing roses that can go into the trees overhead in the woodland part. (providing color falling petals and rose hips!)
- Low Maintenance! (think shrubs and mow, everything on drip)
- Access for caterers etc
There is a big pasture to the left and behind the garden. Lots of room for future good ideas.
Response to email. I think you CAN do an edible woodland garden in any tree'd area with 1/2 a day of sun. On my farm I have one that is just extension cords I buried years ago hooked to some lights, salvage tables and chairs and a bunch of drip hose I snaked around the trees to support the roses and edible bushes (originally my goal was to hide the ugly artichoke plants on the other side of some trees!). I am a girl and I did it in a couple of weekends. The garden we are doing here is a bit more elaborate, but jump in and do one... make it your magical place.
This is kind of the look for the orchard we are going for.. not our pic btw... We even have a white fence planned.