Gloucestershire Foraging Course

About this course 
 

Cerney House Gardens is one of The Cotswolds' hidden gems. It offers a Victorian walled garden and mature woodland, among its delights.

 

Located at North Cerney, north of Cirencester, the gardens can be explored before or after this foraging course as admission is included. And, the ornamental planting gives an opportunity to discover some edible ornamentals, as well as wild plants and mushrooms. 

This Cotswolds foraging course walk venue is easy to get to from Cirencester, Cheltenham, Swindon, Gloucester, Oxford, and Stow-on-the-Wold, with Bristol under one-hour away. 

When we meet up, we will go through laws and safety points of foraging before heading out to discover the wild food in the area.

The course includes (subject to Covid restrictions):
 

  • an overview of foraging laws and safety best practice

  • explaining sustainable and mindful practice

  • introduction to a number of edible species 

  • instruction on how to tell edible species apart from poisonous lookalikes

  • information on where to find these species again

  • recipe ideas

  • wild food sample/s such as soup, jam, jelly, pesto, ferments, vinegar or cordial

  • digital information sheet after the course

 

"We both felt it was one of the best short courses we have ever been on, in a beautiful and exceptional setting. Thanks so much for devising and delivering the experience"

Kate

Cerney House Gardens Foraging Course

Please note, we do not harvest species to take away from site. Courses are focussed on education and entertainment.

 

We cannot guarantee what species will be growing on any given course date - this is the nature of foraging. As a rough guide, springtime and summer courses should be predominantly plant focused, with mushrooms sometimes found. Summer courses may also have fruits and flowers to learn about, with some mushrooms. Autumn courses should be more mushroom-focused than spring or summer courses but this is dependant on weather conditions preceding the course. 

Date

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Friday 19 August 2022 - Book here

Saturday 20 August 2022 - Book here

Sunday 21 August 2022 - Book here

Friday 23 September 2022 - Book here

Saturday 24 September 2022 - Book here

Sunday 25 September 2022 - Book here

Spring dates added from October onwards

Cost and duration

£60 per person (inc VAT and fees) - 12pm - 3.30pm

Location

Cerney House, Gloucestershire - exact meeting point emailed two days before course

Terrain

Varying terrain, with some hilly areas, mostly grassland and woodland

Age limit

Participants must be aged 18 years or older - no children under 18 or babes in arms allowed on this course

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed to be brought along on this course

Parking, transport, toilets

Free car parking is available on site, there are no nearby public transport links, there are toilets at this venue

Terms and conditions

Please read our terms and conditions here