– Microclimatic zones. We use relief and planting to create zones with a more favorable climate for you, your plants and animals.
– Road network. We are designing an optimal system of ways to move people and goods around the site to reduce logistics and maintenance costs.
– Terracing. An effective measure to retain water and organics, as well as to combat erosion.
– In any climate, you can create a productive forest garden of your choice.
– Crop rotation. We will select the optimal combination of crops in space and time. This will increase productivity and preserve soil fertility.
-We create an effective, self-regulating and beautiful landscape, based on the basic principles of permaculture.
– Animals helpers. The proper use of animals in the field of rotation increases soil fertility.
It is a garden where trees and other plants grow together, just like in a regular forest. A well-planned forest garden, where all the components are in symbiosis, can exist for many years with minimal maintenance. The practice of human cultivation of food among the wild plant community goes back millennia. There are examples of forested gardens in Vietnam and Morocco. Most of the population of the east coast of North America was similarly cultivated by the indigenous peoples before the arrival of Columbus. Agroforestry is the most sustainable and ecological way to produce food. Forest gardens are found in many different cultures in the humid tropics and are called by many different names: “native gardens” in Kerala, South India; also home gardens in Nepal, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Tanzania; Kandian woodland gardens in Sri Lanka; huertos familiares (family gardens) of Mexico; “pekarangan” on the island of Java.
The main types of forest gardens
1. A garden of constant flowering.
A flowering garden that pleases the eye not only from March to October, but also in winter – thanks to herbs with a beautiful texture and leafs – and is easy to care for. And these are not only perennials weeds, but primarily more than 50 species of flowering trees: magnolias, tulip trees, paulownia, catalpa, cercis, lilacs, hawthorn, decorative apple trees, sakura, horse chestnuts, etc.
2. The garden of continuous fruiting
A garden with a constant harvest of fresh fruits and berries designed for your climate. Such a garden is the result of the species diversity of plants with edible fruits – immune varieties of the main crops with different ripening periods, supplemented by exotic species of rare fruit trees, shrubs and lians – persimmons, aziminas, almonds and pistachios, gumis, snowdrops, actinidia, etc.
3. Spicy aroma garden with honey conveyor
Fragrant bed on the site. Lavender, lemon balm, mint, catnip, thyme, sage, hyssop, monard, oregano, and about 200 other types of spices can delight you in the garden and in the kitchen. Indeed, in addition to a variety of pleasant smells, spicy herbs have other purposes – teas, spices for cooking, improving soil fertility, protecting the garden from diseases and pests, honey plant, attracting useful insects for pollination. Honey “conveyor” – various honey plants that bloom continuously, from early spring to late autumn, replacing each other. Gardens of aromas can be made round, spiral, in the form of mandalas, curbs and in hedges, imitating the natural environment.
4. Coloristic garden
A garden based on one dominant color. The main color of your garden can be white, blue, yellow, orange, pink or red.
You can even make the garden color change seasonally. For example, in the spring your garden may be pink, in the summer it will be a white garden, and in the fall – a yellow garden.
5. Walnut orchard with edible nuts
Garden with edible nuts. In addition to ordinary walnuts and hazelnuts, these are heart-shaped, Siebold and black walnuts, tree hazel, brown pecans and oval, edible chestnuts, real pistachios and almonds, cedar pines, etc. Such a garden is good because walnuts – large long-lived trees, give many fruits that are stored for a long time and easy to clean – the nuts themselves fall from the tree.
6. Water garden
This is a unique composition of aquatic plants representing a balanced ecosystem. Real aquatic plants mostly take care of themselves on their own and do not require special care. In addition, each plant species has its own habitat, which is determined by the place of growth. In this regard, the water garden is conditionally divided into 4 zones: coastal, swamp, shallow and deep. The variety of water is huge – water lilies, egg capsules, euryale, walnut lotus, water lilies, nymphaea, irises … Plants can not only decorate a pond, but also fragrance all season.
7. The garden of stones.
Gardens of stones are an absolute symbolism, because they imply the development of imagination through contemplation, meditation. Such gardens are not a fragment of nature, but its symbol. Stones are perceived as a sculpture – their plastic expressiveness, proportions, volume ratio, placement in space form the aesthetic qualities of the garden. All other elements of the landscape serve as a background that only emphasizes the beauty and uniqueness of the stones. A lot of free space in the rock garden is not provided for by chance: in this “void” freedom, the future, the vastness of the world are seen. At the same time, the garden should leave a feeling of closed space from prying eyes.
And also the moon garden, the garden of relic plants, the medicinal garden and much more.