Durrus Food Forest
An edible garden for people & pets!
Step inside this space
A self-sustaining space growing food from berries & fruit to fresh leaves & nuts year-round, maximising produce with minimal input of time, energy & resources. Harvests will be enjoyed by the clients & their visitors as well as feeding the wonderful menagerie of animals that call the place home too including rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens & ducks!
The Client Brief
“We want to create a forest garden that we can harvest edibles for us & the animals & grow herbs for making medicines. A key task is to replace the grass with a variety of trees, shrubs & plants that will survive the wind & shallow soils on this site. We also know that there are lots of birds, butterflies, bats & moths that live in & off the space so ensuring that we continue to cultivate habitat for this wildlife & more is vital. ”
The Design Process
This client choose Design Package 3 – ‘Design & Plan’ which includes:
In-depth Site Survey & Pre-Design Consultation
Draft Concept Design & mood boards
Final Design Master Plan (to scale) & Detailed Planting Plans
Design Realisation Guide.
Bespoke Planting Care Calendar
Design Presentation & Consultation
These clients from the outset were clear that they wanted to develop their new garden themselves with the help of volunteers using our detailed design plans. Their accompanying Design Realisation Guide was organised into four different garden zones & phased through the seasons with specific tasks allowing the clients to focus on individual areas or tasks by the time of the year. Full plants & materials lists were also included with quantities, prices & suggested suppliers giving them all the information they need on what to get, how much & from where as well as organise the project according to available budget over time.