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Build a Tiny Garden

Duration: Two days

Price: £200

Contact: Short Courses Team at Centre for Alternative Technology

Centre for Alternative Technology
SY20 9AZ

Course Start Dates

Saturday 28th March 2020

About the Course

Gardens come in all shapes and sizes, and if you thought yours was too small to cultivate veggies and be filled to the brim with butterflies, think again! Join an expert from the industry and learn how to make your green space into a healthy, biodiverse, and food producing space, no matter what the size.

This two day course will cover key garden design principles for small spaces, including the basics of Computer Aided Design (CAD) and how it can help you plan accurately and quickly. There will be a focus on space saving and efficient space management throughout, whilst still bearing in mind overall aesthetic and pollinator friendly plants to boost wildlife and productivity.

There will also be time for consultation on your own green space, so bring photos and measurements of any areas that you wish to develop.

Tutor Profile

Ben Wilde works for The National Botanic Gardens of Wales on their Growing the Future (GTW) project. GTW is a five year project to ‘champion Welsh horticulture, plants for pollinators, the protection of wildlife and the virtues of growing plants for food, fun, health and well-being’. Having initially trained as an apprentice at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, Ben’s vision is to get more people into growing, and inspire the next generation of horticulturists.


Located in the spectacular foothills of Snowdonia, the CAT site is full of healthy gardens of all sizes, from large fields, to small beds and container gardens. This course will give you the chance to gain inspiration from real life tiny gardens, whilst learning skills from an industry expert.

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What's included in the price?

Tuition, all materials, full board shared accommodation.

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  • Accessible by public transport
  • Accommodation offered
  • Parking provided
  • Residential
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Weekends