Hedges & Hurdles, Country Skills & Crafts

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Our Story

We are a Husband and Wife team and co-founders of Hedges & Hurdles. We are both passionate about sharing our knowledge and skills with others, encouraging people to discover a newfound love for nature and the outdoors!

“We offer “Experiences”, including hands on Wood Art, Willow Art, Flora & Fauna identification workshops, Bushcraft and combined media workshops delivered throughout the year through to Hedgelaying and Wattle Hurdle Making training courses, heritage skills undertaken during the autumn and winter months.“

Paul is an experienced tutor, national award-winning hedgelaying professional; and experienced horticulturist. Hedgelaying is a management solution for overgrown hedges widely practised throughout the UK and Europe.

Lorraine is skilled at making handmade sculptures, decorative art pieces, plant supports and seasonal crafts from wood she coppices and harvests locally. Lorraine combines these skills with her experience and ability to deliver personable, varied and interesting workshops and training courses for all.

Lorraine made a huge career change to join Paul and has never looked back. They both continue to further develop their skills to offer new and exciting courses for their customers to experience!

Artisan Trail Experiences at Hedges & Hurdles include:

Calendar of Events

Experiences at Birtley Woodland Art Space

Willow Crafts

Plant Support Workshops

Hedgelaying Training Courses

Wattle Hurdle Training Courses

Experience Hedges & Hurdles

The outdoor experiences we offer are suited to adults, teenagers, families, and can be customized to suit private groups including associations and corporate team building events.

Training courses take place in various locations in and around Surrey Hills and Sussex:

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Find Us

Hedges & Hurdles, Country Skills & Crafts
Birtley Woodland Art Space

Norbury Park

Priory Farm Estate
South Nutfield

Sussex Prairie Gardens
West Sussex

Flittons Nursery & Plant Centre
Tel: 01737 762171
Mob: 07446 837492
8:00 am to 8.00 pm – Visitors can make booking inquiries via email, telephone or online via our website

Nearby Highlights Include

Denbies Wine Estate
Chalk hills bakery
Stay at Mercure Burford Bridge Hotel