Come outside and enjoy some great free gardening courses

Written by Tir Coed / Wednesday 23 March 2022

With spring almost upon us, it’s time to dig in and start transforming gardens to ensure a blooming fruitful summer.

For those lacking the green fingers or basic know-how needed to get their outdoor spaces buzzing, there is plenty of free help at hand. 

Aberystwyth-based outdoor learning and wellbeing charity Tir Coed will be hosting two free ten-week gardening courses – one focusing on improving your garden for wildlife and the other dedicated to organic gardening.

The wildlife gardening course will be held every Wednesday from March 16 at Coed Tyllwyd, Llanfarian, while the organic gardening course is to take place every Monday from March 28 in the grounds of the stunning Georgian villa at Llanerchaeron in the Aeron valley.

The courses come as part of Tir Coed’s ambitious six-year AnTir project, which aims to reduce health, social and economic inequalities in rural mid and west Wales by helping people reconnect with nature.

Alice Read, Tir Coed’s AnTir Feasibility Project co-ordinator, said: “Gardening is a fantastic past-time for everyone – whatever their ability or experience – and the arrival of spring is the perfect time to get involved.

“Gardening helps put us in touch with nature and offers huge benefits to our physical health and mental wellbeing as well as helping the wildlife around us. It can even cut food bills when summer and autumn come around and the fruits of our labours are ready to harvest.

“Our wildlife gardening and organic gardening courses are the ideal opportunity to learn new skills, make friends and get your hands dirty under the supervision of our expert tutors.”

To find out more about these or any other Tir Coed courses, contact Alice at

These courses are supported by the UK Government’s Community Renewal Fund.