Make your own woven lawn and border edging!

Spring is such a lovely time of year, if you are a keen gardener you will be watching the weather forecast and taking every opportunity to get outside and into the garden to tackle the jobs this season brings!

Wattle Hurdle Workshop

Would you like to learn to make your very own Woven Hazel or Willow Hurdles to edge your lawn or frame your borders this year?

Join one of our Saturday workshops at Priory Farm, South Nutfield to learn the traditional skill of Wattle Hurdle Making. You will make your hurdle in a jig rather than in situ, we have both long and short jigs to suit different lengths of hurdles required.

With a new skill under your belt you can make hurdles of varying heights and lenghths. You may also wish to try different styles of weaving or even make your hurdle in situ as seen in the photo below:

Vegetable garden border edging woven in situ at RHS Garden Rosemoor, Devon.

 

 

 

 

Easter Craft Workshops

Our Easter Craft Workshops have a little something for everyone!

Locations:

  • Tuesday 16th April: The Dene, Woldingham
  • Saturday 20th April: Priory Farm, South Nutfield

What crafts can we make?

For adults and teenagers you can make a Bird Feeder, Mini-Obelisk or a Spring Wreath all woven from Willow! For children we have Willow Hair Wreaths, Painted Wood Art fridge magnets or hanging pictures!

We have lots of Easter themed designs or you can create your own! Pre-book your workshop slot to secure a place!

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Mothers Day – Gift An Experience!

Would you like to gift your Mum an “Experience” she won’t forget for #MothersDay? Our Obelisk Workshops cost £40 for 2.5 hrs and take place in three beautiful locations Priory Farm, Knights Garden Centres, Gate Street Barn.

The workshop will begin by making a mini-obelisk suitable for supporting and proteching the initial growth of sweet peas in a pot, this will allow her to practise the technique of weaving using Willow. Following this your Mum will move on to create a full size Obelisk using both Hazel and Willow, creating a unique plant support for the garden!

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Wood Craft Workshops @ Priory Farm

On Thursday 21st February we held a launch party to celebrate our Wood Craft Workshops at Priory Farm, South Nutfield. Our regular Thursday workshops are suited to adults and children over the age of 8 years.  Private group bookings can be arranged on a day to suit, we welcome family groups, school groups, home schooling groups and can arrange a group workshop to suit all ages and abilities (minimum 6 adults or 10 children over the age of 8 yrs).

Further Info: Wood Craft Workshop

Our full day and half day workshops will take place at John’s Barn, located in an area of outstanding naturual beauty, situated alongside of one of Priory Farm’s beautiful fishing lakes.

Launch Party Film – 21st February 2019:

We are also running Obelisk Making Workshops on a Saturday morning and afternoon at Priory Farm. The location for these workshops are in the garden (featured in the above film), which is situated alongside the Kiosk and Discovery Walk entrance.

 

 

 

 

Launch Party @ Priory Farm

Hedges & Hurdles Country Crafts and Skills will be coming soon to Priory Farm, Nutfield, an area of outstanding beauty!

We are launching regular Wood Craft Workshops, Obelisk Making Workshops and other seasonal and themed activities and events from February onwards. To celebrate we are having a party and would like to invite you, your friends and family the opportunity to come along and meet the team and learn more about the courses we provide and the locations where they will be held at Priory Farm!

We will have various heritage skill demonstrations being undertaken throughout the day.

You can also participate in one of our mini wood craft workshop ‘taster sessions’ and make crafts to take home! Tickets available from the kiosk alongside the entrance to the Discovery Walk and the Garden at Priory Farm where the event will take place!