Come along and make an owl out of chicken wire! You will learn the basics of building a sculpture using chicken wire and create a stunning owl sculpture for your garden or home.

The course will run from 10.00-4.00 on Thursday 3rd October and will include a light lunch & refreshments. (Please be aware that everyone works at different speeds and you may finish a little earlier or later than the scheduled time) cost: 45 euros

Chicken wire is a fairly malleable material  and easy to mold and this course is suitable for beginners but some dexterity and physical strength is needed to work with this material over a day.

If you would like to book a place on this course you can use the payment options below. We will send you further details once we receive your booking. If you prefer to send a cheque, or have difficulty using the online system then please use the contact form below to check availability and we will send you a booking form and more info.

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This year we are offering some select dates to make a Christmas wreath with a difference:

You can come along and make a horses head or a Labrador dog’s head for your door!

This is a half day course 1.00-4.00pm and includes all materials and light refreshments. 35€

There are two dates available; Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th December. You can book onto either date using the online payment system below. If you have any trouble using this system or prefer to pay by cheque you can use the contact form below to check availability and request a booking form.

Places are limited so book early if you want to make one of these alternative wreaths! If you want to make a group booking  for you and your group of friends then get in touch to enquire about available times/dates. 

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Come along and make your own Christmas wreaths. You can choose from a selection of greenery, seed heads, cones, foliage, berries and flowers to create a traditional door wreath, or add a modern twist.

The courses will run from 1-4 and include a break for refreshments

We will provide the greenery, foliage and plant materials and the basic price includes one ribbon bow per wreath. If you wish to add other decorative items from our selection these will be charged individually as extras. We will guide you with tuition on how to make your wreath and design ideas but you should also bring along your imagination!

BOOKING INFORMATION is below the gallery of pictures from last Christmas

 

To book onto a workshop individually or for groups of 2 or 3 please use the contact form below to request a booking form and check availability – let us know which date(s) you prefer and how many places you would like to reserve. If you wish to pay online for any of the dates please indicate this in your enquiry and we will send you a PayPal request via email. The following dates are currently available: 27th November, 2nd, 3rd, December, 9th, 10th, 11th December

FOR GROUP BOOKINGS we have 28th, 29th of November or 6th, 12th or 13th December available – we can accommodate up to 8 people at one time but need a minimum of 4. Please let us know if you want to book a bespoke afternoon or morning of wreath making for your group.

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We have been asked to put on extra dates our basic botany course!

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Learn about the fascinating world of plants and find out what makes them grow and respond to the environment around them. Learn useful and fascinating facts about their metabolism and reproduction, morphology and anatomy and how this knowledge can be applied to successful cultivation.

We are running 3, 3-hour sessions weekly from 1-4pm  on 10th  17th & 24th October covering the following topics:

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  • Plant anatomy,
  • Growth, development and nutrition
  • Flowering and reproduction
  • The external environment, plant hormones and effect on circadian rhythms and growth pattern
  • Plant Identification & classification
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The level of the course will be similar to that of an RHS or NVQ level 2 and is aimed at keen amateur gardeners who want to learn a little bit of plant science that is applicable in the garden and gain more enjoyment from the fascinating world of plants. This course also links with the Plant Propagation for Beginners on 31st October

The total cost of the course is 80€

To book onto the course you can use the online payment system below. If you have any trouble using this system or prefer to send a cheque please use the contact form below to check availability and request a booking form. We will send you further details when we receive your booking or reservation. If you have any questions about the course please use the contact form below.

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Come along and have a go at ‘Eco-printing’ techniques. You will experiment with leaves, flowers and rust combined with plant based dyes to print onto cotton and paper samplers. You can bring your own T-shirt or household linen to work on too. You will go home with some unique prints and an understanding of the materials and processes involved so that you can go away and experiment at home.

Friday 9th August 1-4pm 35€

20180421_153155596_iOSTo book a place on this course use the payment options below. This is a secure PayPal transaction but you do not need a PayPal account to use it. We will send you confirmation and further details when we receive your booking.

If you prefer to send a cheque, or have difficulty using the online system then please use the contact form below to reserve a place. If we have availability we will send you a booking form and more information. You can use the contact if you have any questions about the course too.


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Learn basic willow weaving techniques and create a stunning ‘acorn’ lantern for your garden, summer house or home by adding some fairy lights.

This half day course runs from 1.00-4.00 with a short break for refreshments (included)

IMG_0092You will create your own lantern to take home with you (all materials for the willow lantern are included in the cost) Add your own battery powered or solar lights to create a unique and subtle outdoor light.

This is a good beginners piece for anyone who wants to learn willow weaving or willow sculpture. More advanced courses will be running throughout the year.

You will need to wear comfortable ‘work’ clothes and bring a pair of light gardening gloves. Willow is a flexible material but moderate strength and dexterity in your hands and wrists are beneficial. We can help you if necessary.

25th September 1.00- 4.00 pm 35€ per person

To book a place on this course you can use the online payment system below. If you have trouble using this system or prefer to send a cheque please use the contact form below to check availability and reserve a place. We will send you a booking form and more information about the course.

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IMG_0160This half day course will teach you some basic willow weaving techniques through the creation of a hanging fatball bird feeder. These make great gifts and are an attractive garden feature.

A perfect option for beginners wanting to develop new skills. We are running this course on Wednesday 9th  1.00pm – 3.30pm. You will need to wear comfortable work clothing. Light refreshments and all materials are included in the cost of 28 euros per person.

To book a place on the course you can use the online system below. If you have trouble using this system or prefer to pay by cheque, you can use the contact form to check availability and request a booking form.

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