An introduction to hedge-laying

Saturday 9th December 2017

Hedge-laying is a craft that has been used for centuries, as a way of rejuvenating ageing hedges.

Left to its own devices, a hedgerow will grow into a line of trees. In contrast, a laid hedge becomes thick and bushy, providing effective boundaries for livestock and valuable wildlife habitats. Once a hedge has been laid, regular trimming will keep it in good order for up to 50 years.

Join us at Forty Hall Farm for a one-day introduction to hedge-laying. This hands-on course will combine the theory of hedge-laying with lots of practical experience out on the Farm. The course will be led by Clive Leeke.

Clive is a traditional hedge-layer and a member of the National Hedgelaying Society. He has run his business Hedgecraft since 1988, when he began to seek out the old craftsmen who were still laying hedges using traditional methods.

All participants will have a chance to practice hedge -laying, and all materials and equipment will be provided.

Places are £60 per person (plus booking fee) and can be booked online. The course fee includes lunch and all refreshments. Click here to buy your ticket.

For more information or to find out more about other events at the Farm, contact us.

Future events

An introduction to hedge-laying
Saturday 9th December 2017

Wreath-making and Festive Food Market
Sunday 10th December, 11am – 4pm

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