Learn traditional weaving skills as well as using willow for sculpture to make these decorative toadstools for your garden. NOW FULLY BOOKED – please get in touch to request extra dates

This workshop runs from 10am – 4.00pm and costs 55 euros per person. The price includes all materials, we provide tea/coffee/biscuits but you will need to bring a packed lunch.

Places are limited so please use the contact form below to enquire about availability and request a booking form.

We are planning our Christmas workshops for late November and early December and have scheduled some dates for Christmas Wreaths and Chicken Wire Robins. (scroll down past the gallery for booking information).

Traditional Christmas Wreaths will be made from fresh & dried greenery

Chicken Wire Robins – you will make a pair

Both workshops are half day (2.5 to 3 hour) sessions and cost 35 euros each. We have scheduled one full day where you can come along and take part in both activities – the full day workshop costs 70 euros. We will provide tea & coffee as well as all materials to make your Robins and/or Wreath. For the full day session you will need to bring a packed lunch. Places are limited so please use the contact form below to enquire about availability stating your preferred date.

Tuesday 30th November – full day/both workshops 10am – 4pm: 70 euros (NOW FULLY BOOKED)

Friday 3rd December – Robins: half day workshop 10am – 1pm: 35 euros (NOW FULLY BOOKED)

Monday 6th December – Wreath workshop 1pm-4pm: 35 euros

Wednesday 8th December – Wreath workshop 1pm-4pm: 35 euros (NOW FULLY BOOKED)

Tuesday 14th December – Robins 10am-4pm: 35 euros

**We have also reserved some dates in late November and early December for group bookings. We can put on either workshop for you and your friends (minimum of 4 people, maximum 6) Please use the contact form below to make an enquiry.

We have a few places available for our ‘Highland Cow’ willow sculpture workshop on 23rd September.

The workshop runs from 10am-4.30pm and costs 65 euros per person. You will learn the basics of using willow as a medium for sculpture and make a Highland Cow head sculpture for your garden, barn or home.

The price includes all materials and light refreshments but you will need to bring a packed lunch.

Places are limited so please use the contact form below to enquire about booking and to reserve a place:

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. PLEASE GET IN TOUCH IF YOU WOULD LIKE US TO PUT ON AN EXTRA DATE Chicken Wire Owl workshop on Wednesday 22nd September 2021. The workshop runs from 10am – 4.30pm and costs 55 euros per person.

You will learn the basic techniques involved in using chicken wire for sculpture and make a cute owl sculpture for your garden. All materials are included as well as light refreshments but you will need to bring a packed lunch.

Places are limited so please use the contact form below to enquire about booking and reserve a place.

Come along and learn how to use chicken wire for garden sculptures and make a cute little piglet!

This workshop runs from 10am – 3.30/4pm on Monday 26th July. All materials are included, the cost per person is 55 euros. We provide refreshments but you will need to bring a packed lunch.

This course is suitable for beginners, you will be guided through the various stages of making the basic piglet shape and then adding the features. Chicken wire is a malleable material and easy to work with but you will need a little dexterity and strength to make your piglet. We will support anyone who needs a little help to complete their sculpture.

Please get in touch using the contact form below if you would like to find out more or book a place. We have limited places available so they are offered on first come/first served basis.

JUST TWO PLACES LEFT on our two-day Stained Glass for Beginners course taking place on 2nd & 4th August 2021.

On this course you will learn about the materials, tools and equipment used to make traditional leaded glass windows and you will design and make a simple stained glass panel/small window. The course is designed for complete beginners who want to learn how to create leaded glass panels, windows and art.

The course costs 125 euros per person (materials are extra as they will depend on your choice of design but are on average around 20 euros). We start at 10am and finish around 4pm on both days, you will need to bring a packed lunch. We will provide light refreshments. To find out more and for booking information please get in touch using the contact form below the gallery. There is also a downloadable course information document below the gallery.

Learn the traditional art of weaving with willow and create a pair of garden obelisks.

Saturday 3rd July 1.00-4.30 pm – 45 euros per person – including all materials to make a pair of obelisks (approximately 1 metre high x 30cm at the base)

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. KEEP AN EYE ON OUR WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK PAGE FOR FUTURE COURSES

Come along and make three ‘Poppy seed heads’ garden sculptures using chicken wire: Saturday 19th June 2021 10.30-4.00

You will learn how to use chicken wire for sculpture/garden ornaments and create three seed heads on spikes.

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. KEEP CHECKING OUR WEBSITE/FACEBOOK PAGE FOR UPCOMING COURSES AND WORKSHOPS This full day workshop costs 55 euros per person, all materials included to make 3 poppy heads.

We will provide tea/coffee/water but you will need to bring a packed lunch.

The workshop is suitable for complete beginners. Chicken wire is malleable and easy to manipulate but we will help anyone who needs a little assistance.

If you would like to book a place or find out more about the workshop please use the contact form below to get in touch. Places are limited so prior booking is required.

This online course was first developed when our ‘hands on’ practical course had to be cancelled due to the first period of confinement in 2020. Now we have a full year of videos, articles and a calendar to link it all together and are publishing it as a package. The course is aimed at complete beginners and novice gardeners who want to improve their success in the potager and covers the cultivation of a range of easy veg crops as well as the principles of crop rotation, organic growing, soil management, companion planting, harvesting and storing techniques.

You will get access to a range of videos (currently 24 short videos) that take you through the gardening year as well as articles in PDF format to accompany the videos and give a little more in depth information. There is a calendar to help you to sequence the sowing and growing throughout the year.

You can also access additional support by emailing us with questions.

Watch a sample video: Seed sowing under protection

Vegetable Growing for Beginners

This online course allows you to access videos and articles that guide you through the year. Aimed at beginners the tutorials cover basic techniques to prepare, sow and grow a range of easy vegetables as well as looking at principles and techniques for successful organic growing. Once we receive notification of your payment, we will contact you by email with a link to our You Tube channel and attach our articles & calendar.

€35.00

If you have any questions or are finding it difficult to use the online payment or view the sample video please use the contact form below to get in touch:

Have you ever wanted to try the skill of grafting? This specialist propagation technique takes a little patience and practice but can be mastered by beginners with a little guidance. We are offering this half day course on Thursday 18th February 2021: 1.00pm-4.00pm. 40 Euros per person including all materials and light refreshments.

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You will learn a little about the science behind the technique and then have a go at grafting your own fruit tree. We will provide you with two dwarfing rootstocks and a selection of heritage apple varieties to graft (you will make two grafted trees to take home) but if you have your own tree that you would like to propagate then please bring some along, use the contact form below to contact us to find out how to harvest grafting material from your tree.

All tools and materials will be provided. Part of the workshop will take place outside so please wear warm work clothing. This technique does need some manual dexterity and patience! You will take home your grafted maiden trees with full instructions on how to care for them in the first year to maximise success. (Typical success rates for grafted trees is around 75% but if your graft doesn’t work first time you can use the rootstock again to have another go).

Places are limited so Please use the contact form to request booking information or  if you have any questions about the workshop or would like information on how to harvest grafting material from your existing tree: