Wildlife & food forest garden design

Your garden can be beautiful, edible and wildlife friendly.

Provide habitat diversity, grow edible perennials and create wonder with wild flowers.

Garden design by Jake Rayson 💚

Forest gardening

Create beautifully edible ecosystems


By working with nature, a food forest garden is sustainable & low-maintenance. It emulates a woodland edge, with layers of edible perennials & a living ground cover, providing its own nutrients and pest control.


A full 3½ online forest garden course and a free planning mini-course, both on Udemy, with plenty of additional resources.

Workshops & livestream

Realtime online and in-person workshops for groups, from an introductory 1 hour to a full day. Plus regular livestreams on YouTube.


Gardens designed


From Clients

We are truly overwhelmed by our awesome garden, it is absolutely perfect and exactly what we had wished for. From an overgrown building site to a heavenly retreat and wildlife haven. Jake you are amazing, we are so lucky to have found you, thank you so much.


David & Laura

Small clifftop garden

I asked Jake for a forest garden plan for my medium sized back garden. The plans, drawings and lists were comprehensive and meticulous. He made it easy to envision a beautiful, functioning ecosystem.


Kirsty Hayhoe

English village garden

Jake worked through our requirements and helped develop a comprehensive vision of what we wanted. The plans were meticulous and Jake was patient, knowledgeable and client led throughout. It was a pleasure working with him.


Daniel Richards

One acre Welsh forest garden

Jake took on a complex job to design and implement the gardens for 10 affordable homes at Berllan Aur, our Zero Carbon development. He produced an imaginative, low maintenance scheme including native species and sourced them cost effectively.


Glen Peters

CEO, Western Solar Ltd

Jake did a fantastic job, understanding the space, our needs, and also the real on site challenges. With interviews and discussion, video and remote surveying he produced a fantastic easy to follow plan, complete with planting guides and ideas for cropping edibles.


Kristina & Dan

0.6 hectare Belgian country garden

Free Plan a Backyard Forest mini-course

Small forest garden with bright green line marking boundary, 'Plan a Backyard Forest'

Interested in creating a forest garden? FREE online mini-course, including a forest garden definition, observations checklist and creating a forest garden map with paper and CAD.

Grab your copy!