Garden Tours and Workshops

Garden Tours and Workshops with Stephanie


Learn how to grow your own food year round, small scale homesteading and all about no dig gardening methods, on our bespoke garden tours and workshops here at our half acre homestead, near Lampeter in Wales.

This highly productive edible garden, situated on a hillside in beautiful Ceredigion, was created by Stephanie on a tight budget.

Contact us for more information and to create a personalised tour or workshop for your group.

Individually designed, our garden tours and workshops are ideal for gardening groups, businesses, WI’s, etc. They are an ideal ‘day trip’ as part of your PDC, RHS or similar educational course.

The courses and workshops can be from 1 hour to a whole day and can include:

  • a tour of the garden hosted by Stephanie
  • in-depth gardening, no dig and homesteading advice
  • whatever you wish to include from our day courses
  • practical homesteading skills workshops
  • refreshments
  • a homegrown plant based lunch created by Stephanie

Arrange your course or workshop here.

Stephanie also teaches courses and workshops at other locations. To book Stephanie to host a course at your garden, contact her here.

photo by Jason Ingram

Stephanie Hafferty is an experienced and qualified educator, with over thirty years’ experience of creating and hosting workshops and courses. A leading expert in no dig gardening, small scale homesteading and growing year round, Stephanie has been growing her own food for over 35 years. A keen gardener since her teens, Stephanie worked as a professional no dig kitchen gardener for 14 years, before relocating to West Wales and creating a new homestead on just under half and acre.

Stephanie’s work includes designing, creating and managing edible gardens on private estates (clients include Sir Cameron Mackintosh, Michael Le Pour Trench, and Niall Hobhouse at Hadspen, now The Newt in Somerset), for internationally acclaimed art gallery Hauser and Wirth Somerset and restaurants (including Roth Bar and Grill and At The Chapel, Bruton), as well as working for many years in market gardens with Charles Dowding, including helping to create Homeacres from the very beginning.

The author of two books including the award winning No Dig Organic Home and Garden, Stephanie is a garden and food writer, combining her extensive knowledge of growing with recipes for what you can do with the harvests – not just food, but also home care, body care, dyes, drinks and more: small scale self sufficiency. She specialises in affordable gardening techniques and seasonal plant based recipes.

A regular feature writer for Kitchen Garden magazine, Stephanie is a freelance writer for many other publications including Gardeners’ World Magazine, Bloom, The Organic Way, Permaculture Magazine, and Grow Your Own magazine.

In 2021 Stephanie Hafferty designed the RHS No Dig Allotment Demonstration Garden for RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival, together with co-designer Charles Dowding. The driving force behind the venture, she project managed it for over 18 months, including working on the build. (Steph says she practically lived on site for over three weeks!) The garden showcased no dig gardening, Stephanie’s work and Charles’ too.

A sought after public speaker and host, in the UK and abroad, events include: The Blue Peter Garden “Discover Soil” at RHS Chelsea Flower Show (2 days working on the garden hosting talks about soil), BBC Gardeners’ World Live, Toby’s Garden Festival, RHS Wisley, RHS Hampton Court, RHS Bridgewater, Harrogate Flower Show, Carlow Food Festival Ireland, the Landscape Show London (with Huw Richards), Permaculture Convergences in England and Wales, as well as garden clubs, WIs and other organisations across the country.

Our terms and conditions are here.

Please note: The gardens are situated on a hillside and are uneven and sloped. The venue is not suitable for young children or pets. Although easy to find and drive to, we live down a narrow lane which is not accessible for coaches or other very large vehicles – there is parking for coaches in the village centre about a 15 minute walk from the gardens. The toilet is a compost loo.