Corporate Experiences

Escape the confines of the office for your next corporate event. Close the door to the conference room, turn off Teams, and switch on your Out Of Office. Briefly leave the office behind for your next corporate event as you delve into a world of woodland and woodcraft.

Treat your team to a truly authentic experience as they learn traditional heritage skills in beautiful surroundings. Spending time outdoors has amazing benefits for both physical and mental health, so you can relax and unwind together as you hone your heritage skills and then return to the office energised by the natural world.

Reward your staff’s hard work with a unique corporate event experience for them to enjoy. Choose from one of our pre-made corporate packages or work with us to create a bespoke experience for your team. We can build a wonderful programme of activities from half day or full day events to multi-day retreats. All of our experiences take place in the most stunning natural settings.

Scroll down to see the selection of activities for your group to choose from or go to our Corporate Packages page link below for pre-made packages.

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experiences

Whether you are looking for new skills, team building experiences, or simply a fun day away from the office, we have a wide selection of activities you can choose from to build a unique experience for your corporate event.

The number of activities you choose will depend on the time you have available, we have a wide selection of choices for you to consider:

Creating with Wood

Work with natural materials, in beautiful surroundings for a wonderfully gratifying experience. Your creations are yours to take home.

  • Whittling Workshop
  • Walking Sticks
  • Wood Art
  • Bowl Turning
  • Spoon Carving
  • Wreaths
  • Flower Crowns
  • Fire lighting

Creating with Willow

Working with willow provides a very calming and relaxed experience. Our talented tutors will guide you through weaving with willow to create a wonderful keepsake of your day.

  • Willow Sculptures
  • Willow Plant Supports
  • Willow Art & Crafts
  • Willow Basket Making

Nature & Wellness

Enjoy a more mindful experience with one of our activities focused on embracing the benefits of the natural world.

  • Forest Bathing
  • Plant & Tree Identification
  • Hedgerow walks, talks
  • Mushroom identification
  • Harmony &  Wellness with nature
  • Yoga and Yoga Nia

Heritage Skills

Uncover the joy of working with nature rather than against it as you rediscover heritage skills in our workshops. (These are stand-alone practical activities with limited group size per tutor).

  • Mini–Wattle Hurdle Making
  • Rustic Gate Course (2-day)
  • Hedgelaying (2-day)
  • Wattle Hurdle Making (2-day)
  • Woodland Skills workshop (using vintage hand tools)
  • Coppicing for Conservation

Locations

For corporate events in the South East, you will be hard pushed to find more stunning surroundings. Our corporate experiences boast breathtaking views to get you back to nature and leave thoughts of the office far behind.

Our training courses and workshops can be held at a number of locations across the Surrey Hills and surrounding areas or we can arrange an event at a location, hotel, or venue of your choice.

Below you can find more information on four locations we regularly use for our workshops.

Birtley Woodland Art Space

Bramley, Surrey

Norbury Park

Dorking, Surrey

albury vineyard

Shere, Guildford

hartswood

Reigate, Surrey
Packages

Whatever your requirements, we can work with you to put together a fun, relaxing experience for you and your team.

For more information on options for a bespoke package or to discover details of our pre-designed Willow & Wine or Woodland Skills Experiences click the button below.

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Catering

Refreshments are an important part of any experience, so your corporate event wouldn’t be complete without delicious food and drink to fuel your day. We have a variety of mouth-watering catering options available to complement your experience.

Start your day with a continental or cooked breakfast to help get your creative juices flowing for the day ahead. For lunch or dinner, we can provide buffets, warming stews and soups, picnics, charcuterie or afternoon teas! The outdoor dining experience, combined with delicious, locally sourced food and drink, provides a wonderful opportunity to relax, socialise, and bond with your colleagues in between the workshops or to start or finish off your day.

Speak to us about your requirements so we can provide the perfect refreshments to complete your experience or let us tempt you with a peak at our menus:

Spring & Summer Menu

Autumn & Winter Menu

tutors

We have a team of 5 professional tutors each with their own speciality skills:

Paul Matthews

DIRECTOR Heritage Skills: Hedgelaying - Wattle Hurdle Making - Rustic Gates - Coppcing - Woodland Skills Creating with Wood - Nature & Wellness - Hedgerow walks and talks - Mushroom, Plant & Tree identification

LORRAINE ELLERY MATTHEWS

DIRECTOR Creating with Willow: Willow Art - Craft - Baskets - Sculptures - Living Willow - Botanical & Willow - Seasonal Wreaths

Debbie Whittenbury

Creating with Willow: Willow Art - Living Willow - Willow & Botanicals - Seasonal Wreaths
Also our in-house cook!

Renée Canter

Creating with Wood & Willow: Willow & Botanicals - Living Art - Kokedama - Terrariums - Seasonal Wreaths & Flower Crowns

Ruth Wheeler

Creating with Wood: Wood Art - Pyrography & Carving - Soap Stone Carving and Ceramics - Wellness: Yoga and Yoga Nia

luke watley-bigg

ONEWHEEL Coach -
Videographer & Photographer

JO & KATIE

Sensory activities - breathwork - meditation - soothing techniques for our nervous system

lizzy maskel

Bushcraft
Foraging
Fire Lighting
ADDITIONAL OFFERINGS

In addition to our in-house team we can also collaborate with others to offer you a wide selection of experiences to choose from.

 

Vicki Cozens,
Pennington Manches Cooper

We used Hedges and Hurdles for a corporate Christmas wreath event, and I would highly recommend. Lorraine gave an excellent tutorial and the wreaths all looked fantastic at the end. Lovely company, we will definitely be using again.

Georgina Muhlberg,
Colgate Palmolive

Lorraine and Debbie ran a fantastic workshop in our office last week. They were really flexible and created a relaxed friendly atmosphere. Feedback from the wider team was brilliant

Marianne Watts,
David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation

A heartfelt thank you to both Lorraine and Debbie for our event. It was the most amazing way for colleagues to spend time together in a non-work environment and, without fail, everyone enjoyed themselves immensely. Lunch was perfect – and the weather made it even more memorable.

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