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Pruning and fruit tree propagation

pruning course

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: July 28th 2016 10.00am – 1.00pm

PRUNING (Winter – next courses 2018)

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

Thursday 2nd February 10.00am -1.00pm

Sunday 19th February 10.00am -1.00pm

Cost: £35.00 including refreshments

To book please contact or 01452 813602

GRAFTING (Spring – next courses 2018)

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.

Sunday 12th March 10.00am -1.00pm

Thursday 16th March 10.00am -1.00pm

Cost: £40.00 including refreshments

To book please contact or 01452 813602


spoon carving course
Happy students under the pear tree at the end of a days spoon course

Spoon Carving with Dave Cockcroft

Dave has run a number of successful spoon carving courses in the yurt already this year. Dates for next courses are:

  • Friday 20th and Sunday 22nd October
  • Friday 10th and Sunday 12th November
  • Friday 8th and Sunday 10th December

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 just £65. 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



A one day course that takes you through the handling and sharpening of scythes, the cutting of different lengths of grass and covers all skills needed to manage your grass effectively without the burning of fossil fuels!

Light lunch and refreshments provided and all tools

Cost: This course is subsidised by an HLF grant so is only £30.00 for the day

To express interest: Mark /07891113203

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