Learn how to protect our natural environment at wildlife and nature conservation workshops across the UK. Find practical workshops in conservation and nature activities to raise awareness with groups, including children.
Growing some of your own produce is one of the most empowering experiences going. Join us on a beautiful smallholding in the wild, wild West of Wales to learn organic gardening techniques. This day is ideal for beginners as well as experienced gardeners looking to learn how to nurture delicious home grown fruit and vegetables with a greater resilience around our changing climate, with little to no fuss at all.
This accessible, hugely informative and...
Take two days out in the stunning natural landscapes of Wales to develop your photography skills. Based at Margam Discovery Centre.
This weekend will give participants all the skills and knowledge required for successful nature and landscape photography. This course will look at all aspects of nature photography including close-up and landscape work. With the autumn in full flow we will be getting close to fungi, experimenting with the camera and making the most of...
We are fortunate at Hawkmoth Wood in having 27 native tree species so plenty of opportunity to get up close and personal with the many of our common native and forestry trees.
We'll walk the wood looking at how to identify them from the leaves, bark and situation. We'll learn about their uses, history in the UK, their timber and culinary uses, their place in mythology and medicine, and their susceptibility to increasing risk from...
Learn to draw and paint botanical illustrations using watercolour.
This workshop will concentrate on observation and drawing skills using local flora with a watercolour demonstration and painting session.
Suitable for both beginners and more experienced painters.
Please note that the event takes place at our Langford Lakes Reserve. For further information or to book a place click on the contact button above.
The reserve can be hard to find, so please look at directions before...
Join our Ranger Team to learn more about Bumblebees in the Landscape.
Our 45-minute talk will look at the important role that bumblebees play in pollinating wildflowers and food crops. Find out about the work we're doing in the National Park to help pollinators as well as discussing what we can do to help them in the garden and elsewhere countryside.
Our talks are part of the first Food and Drink Festival at The Sill:...
At a glance
- Guided writing exercises, nature connection, reading from other writers and time to develop new writing.
- Gentle encouragement, guided exercises and feedback
What you will gain
-Focussed creative time away from everyday responsibilities to develop new writing
-Increased confidence in their writing and creativity, and the inspiration to find new approaches to writing about place
We will connect with the magnificent surroundings of Hawkwood, a sustainably managed estate at the heart...
Hedge laying has a huge heritage and conservational value. With the wildlife benefits associated with hedges, it is really important to continue this skill.
With this full day training session, you will cover the fundamentals of hedge laying and all the necessary skills and techniques that are required for successful hedge laying. We will be laying hedges Cheshire style, as this is most common style locally.
This course is designed for absolute beginners wanting to...
An introduction to beekeeping with Hannah Reeves, professional beekeeper, who manages the apiary at Tewin Orchard Nature Reserve.
This one day workshop will give you an overview of the craft of beekeeping. The 5 hour course will begin by spending the morning in local pub the Rose and Crown, learning the basic theory of beekeeping, looking at the equipment and discussing the role of the beekeeper.
After a delicious pub lunch, the afternoon will be...
Join Sophie Buckley from The Makerss (authors of Making Needle Felted Animals) and create a beautiful Kingfisher, from merino wool and fun needle felting techniques.
You will learn how to sculpt wool into shape, and add surface decoration to create the beautiful Kingfisher patterning. You will take home a felting needle and mat as well as your Kingfisher, and handout. There will be chance during the day to visit the Slimbridge Kingfisher hide and maybe...
A new course for woodland owners, woodland workers, and woodland managers. The course will help you have a clearer idea of the development planning system, with particular focus on England, and practical steps you can take to present your woodland project in the most positive frame to the Local Planning Authority and others.
The course content will include:
- The purpose of the planning system;
- Why the planning system matters to woodlands;