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Willow garden structures at Cowshed Creative, the Lake District near Windermere

Willow Garden Structures at Cowshed Creative, Lake District

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Opening 25 Aug. 2-metre distancing and smaller groups.

Willow structures: Learn the skills to create your own willow ‘tipi’ garden supports that will stand you proud in your borders, just in time for the growing season! These beautiful willow structures are the perfect natural addition to the garden providing support for a wide variety of flowering plants and veg; roses, sweet peas, runner beans, peas and miniature squash to name a few. Create your own contemporary look using traditional rural crafts skills. No previous experience is required.

Hannah Ehlert trained for three years in a coppice worker apprenticeship with a variety of crafts people at the Bill Hogarth Memorial Trust. She has run successful creative green wood-working courses for ten years, including; hazel wattle hurdles, Swedish spoons and greenwood carving and baskets and willow structures in the garden. She also runs family and adult Nature Connection courses and works as a qualified Forest School practitioner.

Hannah’s classes are fun and sociable, whilst also providing quiet, relaxing time,allowing you to become deeply absorbed in your own project and connecting with nature.

The workshop will be at Cowshed Creative, based in a converted Cumbrian barn on our traditional Lakeland Farm. The art studio is a stunning open plan space with plenty of room to wander outside and take inspiration from the amazing Lakeland landscape and environment of the peaceful Kentmere valley. Make it a special break and stay in one of our luxury camping pods on the farm. Check our website for availability.

All our tutors are carefully selected professionals and experts with extensive teaching experience. Whilst this is a relatively new venture, George, who has set up Cowshed Creative, has many years of experience programming and running creative courses at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal and for Cumbria Adult Education.

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What's included in the price?

The workshop fee includes some great tuition, a stunning venue and a tasty 2 course lunch with home baked bread, cake and refreshments throughout the day. We like to finish the day with a cup of tea and slice of cake. Eat outside or enjoy lunch by the wood burner.

There is an additional material fee of £10. All equipment is provided.


George Grange at Cowshed Creative (Kentmere Farm Pods and Creative Courses)
Browfoot Farm, Brow Foot Lane
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A brilliant course. Hazel is a great teacher, she explains things clearly and thoroughly and has wonderful examples. She could interest and cope with all abilities, knows so much about felt, gave lots of inspiration and had amazing books about felt. The Cowshed is a lovely space, the fire was lit, lots of homemade delicious food including gluten free yummies. In all I felt very looked after and thoroughly enjoyed the day, just ace, totally recommend.

Response from Cowshed Creative (Kentmere Farm Pods and Creative Courses):

Thanks Sue. I've passed all your lovely comments on to Hazel. So impressed by the stunning work everyone made. Hope to see you again.

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