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Willow Plant Supports - one day course

Willow Plant Supports - one day course

Course Provider: Assington Mill

Contact Name: Anne Holden

Telephone: 01787 229955

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Address:
Assington Mill
Assington
Sudbury
Suffolk
CO10 5LZ

Course Length: One day (10-4.30)

Price: £95

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Course Start Dates
Saturday 3rd February 2018

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Willow Plant Supports
Tutor: Charlotte Blyth

On this one-day course you will learn standard basket-makers' weaves, as you create your own willow plant support.
We will use sturdy 6' uprights and substantial willow 'weavers' to ensure that your plant support is not only a thing of beauty, but is sturdy enough to grace your garden for several seasons.

We will weave in a spiral up your plant support, creating an attractive helter-skelter effect. You may find yourself needing to come back next time too, since you may have sweet peas, late-flowering clematis, French beans, squashes......all after some elegant support!

NB You will need to clear your car right out to accommodate the plant support as it will be very sturdy. The size of your car will determine the height of the plant support, unless you have a roof rack.

Assington Mill is a 70 acre organic farm in a beautiful secluded hidden valley in Suffolk. We aim to provide a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, where you will enjoy the experience of spending time with like-minded people and learning something new and life-enriching. Around fifty-five different short courses in rural and traditional craft skills are run here each year.

We aim to provide healthy meals during our courses made from locally-sourced organic ingredients, where possible. Lunches usually consist of soup and salads. Almost all the ingredients, if they are not grown here, come from Assington Farmshop, and are organic if possible. Cakes and biscuits are also home-made. We specialise in gluten-free food and are happy to cater for any other dietary requirements if you give us notice on the booking form.

Accommodation is available at many BnBs in the area (please see the list on our website) or you could stay in Mill Cottage on site. Alternatively, Camping is also possible at Assington Mill for £5 per night, anywhere on the farm. There is a toilet and shower available in a wetroom; plus a kitchen with two hobs and urn. We are not a proper camp site; this is just a facility for people coming on the courses.

Assington Mill is half a mile from the nearest bus stop or 3 miles from Bures train station if you wish to travel by public transport.

To book please click through (link above) find your course and book online.

What's included in the price?

A lovely organic home made lunch, plus cakes and biscuits. To book please click through (above) find your course (in date order) and book online.

For more information about accommodation and food please see above.

Materials will be £16 to be paid on the day.


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