Hedge laying heritage skills workshop

Hedge laying heritage skills workshop

8 Oct 2022- 9 Oct 2022

Flag Fen Archaeology Park

8th & 9th October 2022. 10am - 1pm.

The desire to conserve and enhance our heritage hedgerows, undertake new (old) skills and spend time in the outdoors is on the increase. Here's an exciting opportunity for you to join our hedge laying heritage skills workshop and enjoy an experience that will stay with you for life!

An exciting opportunity to learn new skills and meet others by participating in a heritage skills hedge laying workshop.

Hedge laying heritage skills workshop

Hedge laying is an ancient skill practised throughout the UK and Europe during the winter. This technique rejuvenates hedgerows by encouraging them to put on new growth, the process also improves the overall structure and strength of a hedge providing protection for crops and wildlife.


Single day (Hot lunch included)


Two days (Hot lunch included on both days)

Who's the work shop open to?

This course is open to:

  • anyone over 16 years old
  • individuals or private groups - this workshop is great for a team building activity

Please note that our hedge laying is not suitable for anybody unable to move around on rough ground.

The training courses take place during selected dates (button below) from September through to November. The course is spread over two days, commencing at 10.00 a.m. each day through to 1.00 p.m. with a break for a hot lunch.


Menu to be confirmed nearer the time but it will be delicious!

What should I bring with me?

We will supply all the required tools and protection including thick gloves, billhooks, pruning saws and loppers.

You will be outside throughout the day, therefore, participants should dress warmly and bring waterproofs and strong footwear - be prepared to get dirty!

Meet the course leader

The workshop is delivered by our friendly and experienced hedge layer, David, who is level 3 qualified in education and training.

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