Botanical & Willow Craft

We are excited to bring you further, mindful and creative botanical workshops with a twist! Combining natural materials with carefully selected plants to produce beautiful art pieces for you to enjoy or gift to others!

Working together, Lorraine and Renée will bring you different choices of Willow & Botanical workshops.

“You can spend the day with us and make two botanical art pieces or create one in either a morning or afternoon workshop, the choice is yours.”

Willow Cone Planter

Using a selection of Willow you will weave a cone using a tabletop jig. Once complete, you can either create a handle for hanging or secure a wooden pole to allow you to push the finished cone into the ground so it is free-standing. The cone is then planted up with a selection of succulents as shown in the pictures below.

Botanical Dreams

Join us in combining two activities into one! Firstly, you will make a wreath base from a selection of Willow. Using garden twine you will learn how to weave a web within your wreath to create the beginnings of a dream catcher!

You will be shown how by adding a selection of small succulents you can transform your dream catcher into a beautiful hanging botanical decoration that can brighten up any wall, inside or out!

In some Native American cultures, a dreamcatcher or dream catcher is a handmade willow hoop, on which is woven a net or web. It originates in Ojibwe culture as the “spider web charm”, used as a protective charm for infants.


Botanical Sphere

Our newest workshop combines the technique used to weaving a sphere/ball and then creating a planting pouch to insert inside containing a selection of seasonal plants and flowers.

Kokedama Workshop

Join Renée AKA The Girl who Gardens at this Kokedama Workshop and make two delightful Japanese Kokedama to decorate your home. It’s fun, therapeutic, mindful, creative and a little bit messy!

The art of Kokedama literally translates from “koke” meaning moss and “dama” meaning ball. Kokedama are born out of the Bonsai planting tradition. According to the Japanese, the green ball of moss is translated as maternal love and charity. The spherical shape of the ball is believed to add credence to the plant’s naturality while creating peacefulness and the Zen spirit.

At the Kokedama Workshop Renée will guide you in moulding and binding your two Kokedama using houseplants, moss and twine. At home you can either display your Kokedama on a tray or dish or suspended in a ‘string garden’.

Please bring gloves to wear if you wish.

All materials will be provided to create your two Kokedama.


We can facilitate private groups and party bookings. Please contact the organiser, Lorraine to discuss your requirements further.


Both workshops are suitable for adults and accompanied teenagers.

What should I wear?

We recommend you wear comfortable, outdoor clothing and footwear. You may also wish to bring a pair of gloves, to protect your hands and your own secateurs if you have them. However, we will have some spare gloves and secateurs for you to use on the day if you don’t have your own.

About Renée

We are delighted to be working together again with Renée Canter AKA the Girl who Gardens.

Renée helps people enjoy their outside space and believes there’s nothing better than having fun in your garden with those you love.

Working as a Gardener and Designer since 2010, Renée is known locally as The Girl Who Gardens! She’s based in Redhill and has a creative but practical eye for making spaces work for busy people. She can help you to create new planting schemes and also provides one-to-one tuition to support you in looking after your garden. Renée also runs workshops sharing practical techniques and botanical crafts.

Follow Renée on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

See more examples of her work and sign up for hints, tips and special offers at www.thegirlwhogardens.co.uk

Hedges & Hurdles reserves the right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond its reasonable control without being obliged to refund monies.

If the course is cancelled by the organiser for any reason we will contact you as soon as possible and will always endeavour to reschedule your booking for another date, however, if this is not possible a full refund will be provided.

Our full terms and conditions including our cancellation policy are available to view and agree when making a booking.

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