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Hazel & Willow Obelisk Workshop

Hazel & Willow Obelisk Workshop

Duration: 2.5 hrs

Price: £40

Run by: Lorraine Ellery Matthews
at Hedges & Hurdles

1 Priory Farm Cottages
Sandy Lane
South Nutfield
Redhill
Surrey
RH1 4EJ

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About the Course

Join us for an outdoor craft workshop in the Discovery Walk Garden at Priory Farm, South Nutfield, an area of outstanding natural beauty and make a Hazel & Willow Obelisk (plant support) you can be proud of!

This 2.5-hour workshop will commence by making a mini-obelisk suitable for supporting and protecting the initial growth of sweet peas in a pot, this will allow you to practise the technique of weaving using Willow. Following this, you will move on to create a full-size Obelisk using Hazel, Willow or a combination of both!

We run both a morning and afternoon workshop:

Morning workshop: 9.30 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.
Afternoon Workshop: 1.30 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.

All materials will be provided. Your tutor Lorraine coppices the Hazel rods with her husband Paul Matthews (a professional Hedgelayer) from local woodlands and harvests the Willow from Priory Farm where various varieties are grown alongside their fishing lakes.

The workshop is suitable for adults and sensible teenagers. You will be able to work independently or in pairs. You can also make your Obelisk on a tabletop if you have problems with your back or bending your knees.

We recommend you wear comfortable, outdoor clothing and footwear. You may also wish to bring a pair of gloves to protect your hands. You may also wish to bring something to kneel on and your own secateurs if you have them. However, don’t worry we will have some spare gloves and secateurs for you to use on the day if you don’t have your own.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All materials to make your Obelisk will be provided.

Tea and Coffee is also included and you can purchase ice cream and cold drinks from the neighbouring Discovery Walk Kiosk.


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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly