Hedge laying (c) Zsuzsanna Bird

WildNet - Zsuzsanna Bird

Hedgelaying Weekend for Beginners - 2-day course

Location: Lyndon Visitor Centre - Rutland Water, Manton, Oakham, LE15 8BT
On this 2 day course you will have a brief introduction to this ancient art, learn what it involves, when to hedge-lay and how. You will lay your own section of hedge. The course is run by experienced hedge layer John Shone.

Event details


9:45am - 4:00pm
A static map of Hedgelaying Weekend for Beginners - 2-day course

About the event

You will learn the old language associated with this art at the same time as laying your piece of hedgerow in the local Midland style.  You will be using mainly hand tools such as axes and bill-hooks though some modern tools such as bow saws and loppers may be used occasionally.

We will provide all the tools that you need but if you have any hedge-laying tools bring them along. They may be useful.

This is a very practical course so stout footwear and rough gardening clothes are recommended plus waterproofs. A peaked cap can be very useful too.

Bring your own refreshments including plenty of water to drink.

Please note: If the weather becomes particularly bad on either day and we judge it is unsafe to use the tools, the course may finish ahead of schedule.




Contact us

Joelle Woolley
Contact number: 01572 770651