Courses

At Le Jardin Créatif  we run a variety of half day, full day and two day courses in a range of different materials and ‘Garden Crafts’. During the restrictions that Covid has bought to us we have been mainly offering these courses for ‘Bubble Groups’ on request. If you can’t make up a bubble group of at least 6 people, we can still put on a course for you on request and advertise the additional places. You can view our calendar and find details of all of our currently scheduled courses with links to booking and course information on our Courses and events page. If you are interested in requesting a course or workshop you can view our current pricelist here: Courses price list 2022

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We are developing new ideas for courses all the time and our range of courses is constantly evolving but below is a list of things that we regularly offer. If you are interested in any of our topics and wish to request a date to suit you and/or a group of friends see ‘Bespoke courses and Group bookings’ below the list:

 

  • Willow weaving & sculpture – from small projects such as bird feeders and lanterns to baskets and obelisks. We also use willow to create animal and bird sculptures such as a Heron, Highland Cow, Hare, Stags head.
  • Chicken wire sculpture – make a unique garden sculpture to take home from beginners projects such as a hedgehog to more advanced projects such as a piglet, pheasant, chicken, owl or duck, or our popular flower sculptures such as the Alliums and Dierama flowers.
  • Stained glass – We offer a half day workshop to make a garden ‘Suncatcher’ and a two day beginners courses in stained glass art where you learn the traditional techniques to make a leaded glass panel. We also offer bespoke coaching sessions to help you to design and create your own stained glass window
  • Junk art – making bespoke and quirky garden sculptures from scrap metal objects and old crockery.
  • Metal work we offer tuition making small garden sculptures out of metal – please get in touch to arrange a bespoke workshop session. Find out more here: METAL ART
  • Christmas workshops – wreath making, chicken wore robins, willow angels.
  • Horticulture – including topics such as pruning and caring for your orchard trees, learning the art of grafting, plant identification, plant and soil science.

Bespoke courses and Group bookings: Please get in touch with us using the contact form or email us at lejardincreatif87@gmail.com if you want to find out more about any of our courses or what we can offer for you or your group. 

Individual bookings: For the time being we are not taking online bookings/payments because we have to manage numbers very carefully, to enquire about booking onto a course or to request a particular course please use the contact form or email us at: lejardincreatif87@gmail.com 

Portable courses: we can come along to your home or group meeting place and put on a workshop at your venue, all of the willow and chicken wire courses are portable, we need a minimum number of 6 (preferably 8) people (max 12 to 14 people depending on the workshop) and we will travel up to a 40km radius for half day workshops and 80-100km for full day workshops (we have to make a small charge for our travel expenses), please get in touch to find out more. 

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Cancellations: When you book onto a workshop we will ask you for a deposit, if you have booked onto a course and later find you cannot attend then we can refund your deposit if you give us at least two weeks’ notice – (this is because we have to buy in and prepare materials). If you cancel with less than two weeks’ notice, we will do our best to fill your place and we will refund your deposit if we are able to do so. For cancellations within 7 days of willow courses we will have to recover the cost of the willow.

If, for any reason we have to cancel a course then we will offer an alternate date or full refund.

Privacy policy: To comply with The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) this Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information that you submit when booking a course with us.
What personal information we collect and why we collect it: In order to be able to conform your booking onto a course we need to know your full name, address, email and telephone contact details. This is because we need to be able to send you information about the course, how to prepare for the course and how to find us. We may also need to send updates and in the event of a cancellation at short notice we need to be able to contact you by telephone or email.
We also need to collect personal information that relates to your health and safety while attending one of our courses. This includes specifically any food intolerances or dietary requirements and any health issues that may affect your ability to carry out the activities on the course safely (for example of you suffer from epilepsy or carry an EpiPen). This is so that we can carry out an accurate risk assessment and put provision in place to ensure your comfort and safety at all times while attending a course. We also ask for emergency contact details in case of any accident or sudden ill health while you are attending the course.
We do not collect any financial information from you.
We do not share your information with anybody except any relevant medical information that may be necessary following an accident or medical emergency. This will only be given to the medical personnel attending.
We keep your booking form on file for 12 months for reference purposes (for our business records) and they are destroyed after this period. If you do not wish for us to keep your booking form after the course date please indicate this when booking.
If you need to contact us for any reason relating to our privacy policy and the information that we need to gather from you, you can contact Paul Wright by email at lejardincreatif87@gmail.com or in writing to Mr Paul wright, 12 La Guinandie, 87600, VAYRES.