Pruning and fruit tree propagation

pruning course


All courses finished for this season

Next courses will be February 2019

Learn to prune fruit trees of all ages. Hands-on training that demystifies those gardening book diagrams! Create shapely, productive trees.


To book please contact or 01452 813602


Learn the art of propagating fruit trees by inserting a scion of your chosen variety into a rootstock. Take your tree home at the end of the session.

Thursday 15th March 10.00am -1.00pm

Sunday 18th March 10.00am -1.00pm

Cost: £40.00 including refreshments

To book please contact or 01452 813602


Learn the art of propagating fruit trees by inserting a bud of your chosen variety into a rootstock. Take your tree home at the end of the session. Cost £35.00 including refreshments

Date: to be arranged – please get in touch if you are interested.


Learn to carve wooden spoonsSpoon Carving with Dave Cockcroft

Dave has run a number of successful spoon carving courses in the yurt this year and the popular courses will continue early next year. The yurt is an excellent space for this during the winter months as it’s cosy with the stove on and can be lit brightly if the day is ovecast or as evening draws in. Dates for next courses in early 2018 are:

  • Feb: Friday 23rd and Sunday 25th
  • Mar: Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th (FULL)
  • Apr: Friday 20th, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd

If you’re interested please go to Dave’s website to find out more or book a place:

Places limited to 6 people each day. 9.30am to 4.30pm. All tools and wood provided. Cost £70. Bring a packed lunch.

Courses are for for beginners and improvers, for those with no carving experience or if you’ve carved a little and what to improve.

We’ll cover safe use of knife and axe for carving and you’ll make a butter knife and a cooking spoon or serving spoon to take home with you.


Other Workshops

these courses are not yet scheduled for 2017

Coppice Restoration

treeation logoCome and experience a practical day working in the woods and learn all about the ancient art of coppicing in a peaceful setting in the Cotswolds. Enjoy the satisfaction of improving a native broadleaf woodland and enhancing the wildlife potential in the woods. Relax at lunchtime around a warm fire with a hot nourishing meal and a mug of locally made cider or apple juice.

The 1 day course will be lead in a friendly and informative way by experienced woodsmen Patrick Baldwin & David Carter. The course is aimed at beginners and is also suitable for anyone just wanting a day out in the woods working with real woodsmen.

The course content covers: theory of coppicing, coppice ecology, practical techniques and safe hand tool use for coppicing, layering, stooling, deer fencing, coppice products and marketing & firewood management. Our aim is to provide you with a great woodland experience and develop your skills and knowledge through practical learning, guidance and discussion. A print out of the course content will be provided for each attendee for future reference.

Only 6 places available on each day.

COST – Introductory price of £55 (with hot lunch)

IMPORTANT – Please be prepared to work in cold or wet weather. Bring suitable winter outdoor clothing including full waterproofs and wellies or tough boots. Tools and hot drinks will be provided

TO EXPRESS INTEREST : please contact Pat Baldwin on mobile 07702 157 124


Living Willow Dome

A very successful workshop ran at the end of March 2014 and a lovely dome is now coming into leaf!

Come and learn how to make a Living Willow dome in your garden. This course will cover all aspects of the project from preparing the ground for a structure and constructing a dome, as well as looking at an established willow bed and at how to manage it for Living Willow projects. We will also look at aftercare of the dome.

Cost £55.00 for the day including a hot lunch Max 8 people so book early and dress warm!

To express interest in future workshops please phone Helen Lomberg on 07904106024

Hedgelaying Weekend

To be arranged Learn the traditional art of hedgelaying using hand tools.

Dry Stone Walling

To be arranged Learn the craft of traditional dry stone walling. 1 Day course, bring stout shoes and picnic lunch. Cost £30 Contact Mark on 07990907934 for details
To express interest in any of the above workshops please email Helen at