Gilly School Forest

Bring Nature into the classroom.

Charleroi, Belgium
Miyawaki Forest
Self Sustaining
After approx. two years our SUGi Pocket Forests can be classed as self-sustaining, at which point they can be handed over to nature and left alone for complexity to naturally develop.
Gilly School Forest in Belgium




Square Meters


Native Species

3 Years
3 Years

“I have been teaching biology over the past 8 years at ‘Gilly School’. Our goal has been to reconnect the young generation with Nature. I teach them about the environmental crisis but more so, about the solutions that give hope to this earth. A mini forest is a unique opportunity for them to learn about species, biodiversity and regeneration.”

Martial Gego, Biology Teacher and Nature Guide at 'Gilly School'.

The Gilly School Forest after 32 months growth.
The Gilly School Forest after 2 years growth.
Fleabane (Erigeron sp.)
Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus)
Common dogwood (Cornus sanguinea).
Common hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna)
The Gilly School Forest after 1 year growth.

“Planting trees and watching them grow together to form a thriving ecosystem is an inspiring message for the future. Getting into action with kids is my message of hope.”

Nicolas de Brabandère, Urban Forests

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