Hedges & Hurdles

Contact name: Lorraine Ellery Matthews
Total bookings
about 4 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

Hedges & Hurdles is a family-owned business run by Lorraine and Paul Matthews. Paul is a national award-winning Hedgelayer delivering Hedgelaying and Hurdle Making training courses during the autumn and winter months. Lorraine is experienced in delivering various types of courses for both individuals and groups including Wood Craft & Willow Craft Workshops. Workshops and training courses are run from a selection of picturesque locations across the Surrey Hills and Sussex. These experiences are suitable for private group bookings too with a choice of catering options available.

Courses, kits & gifts

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Plant Support Workshop (cloche/trellis)
Next date: 8th Apr 2023
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Plant Support Workshop (Willow Obelisk)
Next date: 8th Apr 2023

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
22 Mar 23'

Anna and Gary Pilon reviewed: Willow Harlequin Tree Workshop

"We loved the session. Lorraine was passionate about her work. We had two lovely living willow harlequin trees to take home. Highly recommend this workshop."

Hedges & Hurdles responded:

" I"m so pleased to hear you enjoyed the workshop, the Hsrlequin Trees looked anazing all lined up next to each other at the end of the workshop, well done to you both, I hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Lorraine"

15 Mar 23'

Sue reviewed: Plant Support Workshop (Willow Obelisk)

"Really enjoyed the course, thank you Lorraine! The location is lovely and although we were outside and the weather on the day was cold & wet, we were under cover and there was hot tea and cake to warm the soul. I made 2 small obelisks and my friend made 1 small obelisk and a larger one (which I declined on the day as I thought it would be too tall to fit into my car!). Lorraine gave clear obelisk-making instructions/help throughout and I can't wait now to put my new obelisks in my garden, with maybe clematis to grow up, once they've dried out a bit more. Excellent workshop, thank you :)"

5 Jun 22'

Joanne reviewed: Willow Craft Workshop 'for the birds' (afternoon)

"Beautiful setting in the wood. Lorraine was very patient with us as we were beginners. Came home with some lovely bird feeders which are already in use."

13 Jun 21'

Phoebe Cox reviewed: Willow in the woods (morning)

"I enjoyed the day very much in this beautifully peaceful woodland setting creating completely new things from nature's resources. Lorraine is an excellent teacher with patience and guidance sharing her experience in a friendly manner which puts you at ease. I am so pleased with my willow creations which will always remind me of this special day. Thank you!"

Hedges & Hurdles responded:

" Hi Pheobe, I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed the Willow In The Woods workshop, I agree it really is a lovely setting and we hope to welcome you back again in the near future, thank you for your review. Lorraine ?"

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