The Agroforestry Research Trust is a non-profit making charity, registered in England, which researches into temperate agroforestry and into all aspects of plant cropping and uses, with a focus on tree, shrub and perennial crops.

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NEW PLANTS JUST ADDED TO OUR ONLINE STOCK - Chinese dates (Ziziphus), Hybrid persimmons Nikitas Gift and Russian Beauty, Gaultheria shallon, true passionfruit (P.edulis), Hops, Asian pears, Japanese plums. Also more apples, haws, medlars, pears, quinces.

You can also read about our new Forest garden greenhouse here.

Our Next Course:

Our Latest Publication:

Growing Nut Crops

Learn how to grow, harvest and process major and lesser nut crops. 14-15 October 2017 - SOME SPACES LEFT!

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Forest Gardening /
Food Forests
Design Course

Learn how to design, implement and maintain a temperate forest garden or food forest, with frequent visits into our 22-year-old established forest garden. Next course with spaces May 2018

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How to grow your own Nuts

Martin Crawford's new book covering all aspects of nut growing for gardeners and small commercial producers. 

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Find everything you need to start your own Forest Garden or Agroforestry project:

Everything about Agroforestry…

The video below shows a portrait of our Forest Garden, shot in the Spring of 2015.

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Research Site Tours

The Agroforestry Research Trust is inviting interested visitors on a tour of our each of our three sites, led by Martin Crawford. Numbers are limited to 25 adults. Children are welcome as long as they are supervised.

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Autumn and spring! The last autumn fruits are ripening - here fruits of Fuchsia magellanica 'Globosa'. And a 5-year old hedge of New Zealand flax (Phormium tenax) shows all the seed pods. But in the forest garden greenhouse it is as if a second spring is under way, all the trees are having a second flush of growth. Flowering away is Lagos spinach (Celosia argentea). The last photo shows perennial Lima beans having a growth spurt up one of the posts - and in the background our largest banana at about 2 metres now. ... See MoreSee Less

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Still a few places available on our Growing Nut Crops course, 14-15 October. ... See MoreSee Less

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The remains of Robert Hart's forest garden, September 2017. Some was bulldozed after Robert died, the rest practically untended for 15 years, it is fast reverting to woodland. There is little remaining in the understorey, a few redcurrants and worcesterberries, a bit of apple mint, but Robert planted his trees so close that the shade has killed most other original low plants. Clearly not a very resilient design nevertheless he inspired a generation of forest gardeners ...... the garden is not open to the public. ... See MoreSee Less

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