A course for complete beginners to traditional hedge-laying and those seeking to add to woodland management or landscape gardening skills, and a great present for garden lovers and rural skill enthusiasts.
Learn about local methods and traditions of hedge-laying, traditional hand tools, natural history of hedgerows whilst receiving hands on experience of laying an actual hedge within the beautiful countryside of the Brecon Beacons.
Traditional hedge-laying provides dense cover at ground level for livestock and wildlife, consolidating the network of fruiting ‘green corridors’ linking other habitats. Normally, hedge laying can be conducted between late October and early March whilst the hedging plants are dormant but please note that this activity is for small group bookings for a minimum of 4 people, but single participants can join in on most group days. Please enquire for dates for autumn & winter 2018/19.
Need to know info – Sorry, this experience is not suitable for those under 16 years nor for anybody unable to move around easily on rough ground.
You will remain in the open air throughout the day and participants should dress warmly and bring waterproofs and strong footwear. We will provide all tools and safety equipment needed (including gloves) but participants should bring their own hats and boots. Lunch not included, so please bring a packed lunch.
Start at 10am and finish around 3pm.
As with all Good Day Out experiences, a good cause benefits from you buying a voucher. In the case of the Hedgelaying Day a portion of each voucher will go towards Tools for Self-Reliance Cymru.
TFSR groups collect old and unwanted hand tools and sewing machines from all over the UK. They clean repair and sharpen them, and send tool kits and sewing machines to grass roots community groups in several African countries. At present TFSR Cymru concentrates it’s overseas efforts in Tanzania.