Outdoor experiences, workshops and courses delivered by professionals at picturesque locations across the Surrey Hills & West Sussex, using natural, sustainable materials.

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We offer commercial Hedgelaying undertaken by Paul Matthews a four times National Hedgelaying Champion who is also very proud to have been awarded Supreme Champion status by the National Hedgelaying Society.
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Do you enjoy spending time in the great outdoors, challenging yourself to learn new skills? We have a selection of workshops and training courses for you to choose from. See our upcoming events here.
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Group & Bespoke Options

Release your inner creativity with a memorable outdoor experience suitable for all. We can adapt all of our courses to suit private groups, corporate team building events, horticultural societies, scouting and guiding groups, private parties, summer schools and children who are home schooled. We also offer special themed events for Stag and Hen Parties!

We have a comprehensive selection of activity options, catering options and specialist workshops for you to select and create your own bespoke event! 


The commercial work we undertake includes Hedgelaying, Hedge-planting as well as building Hazel Arch’s and creating living Willow structures in situ.

The materials used for our commercial services are all coppiced locally within the borough of Reigate & Banstead. The material is harvested during the coppicing season commencing in October through to mid-March the following year. We use various materials including Hazel, Chestnut and Willow.

Much of our commercial work is booked in advance, on a first-come-first-served basis. An initial consultation is usually required and may include a site visit before a quotation can be provided.

Commercial Hedgelaying is undertaken by a true professional Paul Matthews, an accredited member of the National Hedgelaying Society and South of England Hedgelaying Society.

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James Herd,
Surrey Wildlife Trust

Working with Lorraine and Paul at Hedges and Hurdles has been an absolute pleasure. They have both been adaptable to changing circumstances whilst still able to deliver the highest quality end product, whether it be training courses or contracted hedge laying.

Cat Fagg,
Hen In The Woods

Lorraine helped me to arrange a fantastic “Hen in the Woods”, woodland crafting experience for my sisters hen do. Super organised in the lead up to the event and a really lovely informal day of tea light holder crafting, foraging, a beautiful lunch, willow weaving and afternoon tea.

Claire Passaris,
Willow Weaving

We had a really lovely afternoon at this event. We were taught how to do basic willow weaving to make lovely, useful, bird feeders. Lorraine was a great hostess and teacher, generous with her time and expertise. The setting was relaxing and peaceful. I will be booking again soon.


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