The Wildflower Garden and Fairy Retreat

Fredericksburg, VA

What is an Edible Forest?

We have started our food forest!

A food forest, also called a edible forest, is a diverse planting of edible plants that attempts to mimic the ecosystems and patterns found in nature. Food forests are three dimensional designs, with life extending in all directions – up, down, and out.


Forest gardening is a low-maintenance, sustainable, plant-based food production and agroforestry system based on woodland ecosystems, incorporating fruit and nut trees, shrubs, herbs, vines and perennial vegetables. Here at the wildflower garden and fairy retreat we have planted, hazelnut trees, huckleberries, longberries, cranberries, blueberries, and mulberry trees. 


We will be purchasing more trees in the fall to include paw paw trees of different varieties, fig trees, Russian pomegranate trees, honeysuckle trees and other nut trees.