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Plant Support Workshop

March 17

Join Lorraine for a half-day or full-day, outdoor craft workshop and make a selection of plant supports you can be proud of! The workshop will be undertaken at Bridgeham Wood, a private woodland and managed coppice. We will use Willow or Hazel to create our plant supports, a large majority of these materials are coppiced locally including onsite.

The Workshop

Our full-day workshop will provide you with sufficient time to make a mini-Obelisk as well as a large Obelisk plus either a large decorative Trellis, Cylindrical Plant Support or Cloche! We use various styles of weaving to create the plant supports, we will demonstrate these styles on the day and happy for you to be creative with your own designs!

In our morning workshop, you will be able to choose from one of the following options:

A mini-Obelisk plus a large Obelisk
A mini-Obelisk plus a Cylindrical Plant Support.

In our afternoon workshop, you will be able to choose from one of the following options:

A decorative Trellis
A mini Obelisk and Cylindrical Plant Support
Mini Obelisk and Cloche
Two Cloches.


Full-day workshop: – 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. (includes a 1-hour break for lunch)

Morning workshop: 10.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. (2.5 hours)

Afternoon workshop: 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (2.5 hours)


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The workshop is suitable for Adults and Teenagers only. You will be able to work independently or in pairs.

Private workshops

We can also arrange private group bookings (minimum of 6 people). If you have any questions or wish to discuss your booking requirements and other potential dates for a workshop then please contact the organiser.

COVID 19 secure organisation

We would like to assure our visitors and trainees that we run COVID 19 secure events and have clear policies and risk assessments in place that we will share with you when registering for an event.

Hedges & Hurdles reserves the right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond its reasonable control without being obliged to refund monies.

We require a minimum of 6 people to run a course. If the course is cancelled by the organiser for any reason we will contact you as soon as possible and will always endeavor to reschedule your booking for another date, however, if this is not possible a full refund will be provided.


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Lorraine Ellery Matthews


Bridgeham Wood
Wheelers Lane, Smallfield
Horley, RH6 9PT
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