Willow Workshops

Run by Hedges and Hurdles

Willow Tension Trays
Willow Butterfly
Mini Hurdle Workshop Experience
Living Willow Harlequin Trees
Botanical Willow Workshop
Plant Support Workshop
Dragonfly and Dreamcatcher Workshop
Willow Bird feeder Workshop
Hearts and Flowers Workshop
Chandelier and Christmas Tree Workshop
Willow & Wood Art
by Lorraine of Hedges & Hurdles Country Skills & Crafts

 
EXPERIENCES
Lorraine & Paul Matthews offer experiences, including Hedgelaying and Wattle Hurdle Making training courses, heritage skills undertaken during the autumn and winter months through to hands on Wood Craft, Willow Craft and Bushcraft workshops delivered throughout the year. Seasonal materials are used to make crafts, cut and harvested locally as part of a sustainable woodland management programme.
 
The outdoor experiences offered are suited to adults, teenagers, families and groups. Some workshop experiences are also suitable for children aged 8 years and up if supervised by a parent or guardian.
Willow Cone Planter Workshop
 Sunday 2nd May
10:00am - 1:00pm

 

Workshop

 

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 Willow Cone Planter for you to enjoy or gift to a loved one! Using a selection of Willow you will weave a cone using a tabletop jig. Once complete, you will add a secure 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 and/or seasonal plants provided.

Suitability

This workshop is suitable for adults or teenagers. All materials will be provided.

 Wood Art Workshop
 Sunday 2nd May
1:30pm - 4:00pm

 

Workshop

 

Come and unwind in our outdoor mindful workshop creating beautiful art pieces using a selection of wood and naturally dried foliage and flowers.

 

There is something about creating art using natural, tactile materials that makes you feel at one with nature! Experience the art of decoupage onto wood using dried flowers, petals and foliage gathered, dried and pressed naturally. Create either a selection of decorated wood slices (similar in size to coasters) or one larger art piece to display on your wall or sideboard.

Suitability

 This workshop is suitable for adults, teenagers and children 8 yrs and over.

 Plant Support Workshop
 Saturday 8th May 2021
Full-day workshop: 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. (includes a 1-hour break for lunch)
 
Morning workshop: 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. (3 hours)
 
Afternoon workshop: 1.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. (3 hours)

 

Workshop

 

Join us at Flittons Nursery for a half-day or full-day, outdoor craft workshop and make a selection of plant supports including a Willow Obelisk and/or a garden Willow or Hazel Trellis you can be proud of! 

 

Our full-day workshop will provide you with sufficient time to make a mini-Obelisk as well as a large Obelisk plus either a large decorative Trellis, Cylindrical Plant Support or Cloche! If you choose a half-day workshop you will be able to choose which craft to make. This is an outdoor workshop that will take place on a large field at the back of the nursery.

Suitability

 The workshop is suitable for Adults and Teenagers only. You will be able to work independently or in pairs.

Botanical Dreams Workshop
 Saturday May 29th 
1:30pm - 4:00pm

 

Workshop

 

​Lorraine and Renée (aka The Girl Who Gardens) 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!

 

Firstly, you will make a wreath base from a selection of Willow coppiced locally. 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!

Suitability

 This workshop is suitable for adults, teenagers.

Willow Flower & Dragonfly Workshop
 Sunday 13th June 2021
Morning workshop: 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Afternoon workshop: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m

 

Workshop

 

Join Lorraine and tap into your inner creativity to make a beautiful Willow Flower and Dragonfly for decorating your home or garden!

 

There is something about working with Willow that is both mindful and relaxing. Come and meet likeminded people in this fun workshop, food is also available to order from Blossoms Coffee Shop! "You can spend the day with us and make both art pieces or select one to create in either a morning or afternoon workshop, the choice is yours!

Suitability

 This workshop is suitable for adults, teenagers.

 Willow Craft Workshop
 Sunday 27th June 2021
Morning workshop: 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Afternoon workshop: 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m

 

Workshop

 

Join Lorraine for an afternoon in our outdoor Willow Craft Workshop and make a selection of crafts to take away!

There is something about working with Willow that is relaxing and mindful, you have to focus on the task at hand, the only danger in learning the skill of weaving is you could get hooked!

 

In this 2.5 hr workshop held on the green at the back of Flittons Nursery, you will have the choice of making two of the following crafts: Willow Platter (tension tray); Bird Feeder, Dream Catcher or Mini Obelisk!

Suitability

The workshop is suitable for Adults and children aged 8yrs and above. You will be able to work independently or in pairs. A child's ticket can only be purchased if accompanied by a paying adult.

Plant Support Workshop
Sunday 11th July
Full-day workshop: 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. (includes a 1-hour break for lunch)
Morning workshop: 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. (3 hours)
Afternoon workshop: 1.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. (3 hours)

 

Workshop

 

Join us at Flittons Nursery for a half-day or full-day, outdoor craft workshop and make a selection of plant supports including a Willow Obelisk and/or a garden Willow or Hazel Trellis you can be proud of!

Our full-day workshop will provide you with sufficient time to make a mini-Obelisk as well as a large Obelisk plus either a large decorative Trellis, Cylindrical Plant Support or Cloche! If you choose a half-day workshop you will be able to choose which craft to make. This is an outdoor workshop that will take place on a large field at the back of the nursery.

Suitability

The workshop is suitable for Adults and Teenagers only. You will be able to work independently or in pairs.

 Willow Craft Workshop
Saturday 14th August 2021
Morning workshop: 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Afternoon workshop: 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m

 

Workshop

 

Join Lorraine for an afternoon in our outdoor Willow Craft Workshop and make a selection of crafts to take away!

There is something about working with Willow that is relaxing and mindful, you have to focus on the task at hand, the only danger in learning the skill of weaving is you could get hooked!

 

In this 2.5 hr workshop held on the green at the back of Flittons Nursery, you will have the choice of making two of the following crafts: Willow Platter (tension tray); Bird Feeder, Dream Catcher or Mini Obelisk!

Suitability

The workshop is suitable for Adults and children aged 8yrs and above. You will be able to work independently or in pairs. A child's ticket can only be purchased if accompanied by a paying adult.

Contact

Flittons Nursery

51 Little Woodcote Estate

Woodmansterne Lane 

Wallington

SM6 0SW

UK

 

020 8647 5615

 

hello@flittons.com

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