Betania Forest Garden

Spliced into former hillside pastureland, the Betania Forest Garden is a “living diagram” and an ongoing experiment in adaptive forestry and meadow management practices. The garden is located in the village of Betania, which is 1000 meters above and 19 kilometers from the Georgian capital of Tbilisi in the climate resort area of Korjori, known for its healing forests and clean, cool air. The garden is a mediator between the domestic and the wild, with a simple stairway and forest planting bridging from the home to and leading into the Kojori forestlands and beyond.

Narikala Ridge Forest

Narikala Ridge rises between the National Botanical Garden and the Sololaki neighborhood of Tbilisi. Attractions include the historic Narikala Fortress and Mother of Georgia Monument. The landscape is linked to the city by a walking path and a cableway that connects to Rike Park across the Mtkvari River. As part of the larger Mtatsminda reforestation project, Ruderal developed a new forest planting for the ridge with a mix of mature trees and seedlings from the Sartichala nursery.