Foraging Courses

Hedgerow Harvest offer a range of foraging courses for those that want to learn about gathering and eating wild food. These courses cover many different habitats - woodland, shore, hedgerow and field, as well as the range of wild foods - plants, fungi, seaweed and shellfish. We have appeared or been featured in a range of print media including The Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Sunday Times as well as broadcast media including the Radio 4 Food Programme and Gardener’s Question Time.

Foraging Day Courses

Join us for full day foraging course include a walk and the preparation (and eating!) of a three course, wild food meal based on our finds. We have courses for most seasons and habitats. Learn more

Foraging Day Courses

Foraging Walks

Foraging walks are around 3 hours duration.  We will look for edible and poisonous species discussing culinary uses of the edibles, safety, sustainability etc. The walks include sampling. Learn more

Foraging Walks

Family Foraging Walks

Foraging and subsequent cooking are great activities for adults and children offering quality time and something to eat/drink at the end. Learn more

family foraging

We aim to give people that are new to foraging the confidence to try on their own. For those with some foraging knowledge already, we broaden it into new wild food groups. All foraging courses and walks emphasise sustainable harvesting, safety and legal aspects.

We have been running foraging courses since 2008, though have foraged since childhood. We are fully insured and are a member of the Association of Foragers.

What do our customers think?

Thank you James for a thoroughly enjoyable and inspiring day. The course was exactly what we needed and has given us confidence to start foraging ourselves. We have since made several meals with food on our doorstep and has inspired us to keep learning. We have ordered some of the books you suggested. We now can't go out for a walk without spotting food everywhere. We are amazed at how our relationship with our environment has been enhanced. We have spread the word about the course and fully intend to attend further courses, great value for money, a real life changer. Thank you so much!

Julianne, Justin & Thomas, Dorset

You can read more testimonials here (and on the individual course pages) with the same words appearing time and time again - informative, interesting, enjoyable, inspiring and recommend. You will see that many say they have gone home with new confidence and are already putting their skills into practice. A good proportion of our guests return to us for other courses.

Where do you run your foraging courses?

We run our foraging courses in Dorset and Hampshire.

Dorset Our land-based courses are run in the beautiful West Dorset countryside. It has changed little since Thomas Hardy used the area as inspiration for his novels and much of the filming for the recent version of Far from the madding crowd was done here. Our coastal courses use a number of locations from West Bay to Poole, all on the spectacular Jurassic coast. Whether you are joining us on land or coast, why not make a weekend (or longer) break of it?

Hampshire Our fungi courses are run in Hampshire's New Forest. It is a place of ancient history, fascinating wildlife and stunning beauty. The New Forest is well connected by road making it easily in reach for the day from London and many areas. We have a Forestry Commission permit to run these educational events.

Latest Blog Posts

Association of Foragers Meeting - Dorset January 2018

Earlier this week I spent a wonderful couple of days at the annual meeting of the Association of Foragers. Attendees ...

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Coastal Foraging with Lush Life

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The good, the bad and the pretty - from a walk last week:

Good One of my favourites, a Cauliflower fungus. Always found at the base of a coniferous tree. Compared to many mushrooms ...

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2017 New Forest Fungi leaflet

New Forest Fungi - Update August 2017

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Sea Buckthorn - August

Sea Buckthorn Berries - well worth the effort

Keep an eye out for Sea Buckthorn at the moment. While primarily a coastal plant, it does get planted in ...

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Top view of Parasol Mushroom - about 8 inches (20 cm) across

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The fungi season has arrived a bit earlier than some years thanks to the combination of hot, dry weather in ...

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This recent headline is from the US. Someone has developed an app that is designed to identify mushrooms in the ...

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Meadowsweet - Queen of The Meadows

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Summer Cordials

While Elderflower cordial is a very popular summer drink, both homemade and commercially produced, it is not the only cordial ...

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Gift Vouchers

Gift vouchers for our scheduled full day courses and foraging walks make the ideal present for a birthday, Christmas, Father's Day, Mother's Day or other special occasion.