Creative Workshops and Courses, Harwich, Essex

Deb Hart – Willow Garden Obelisk***Only 2 Places Remaining***

£75.00 | 29th July - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM | Spaces available: 2

All materials are included

Whether as a beginner or someone wanting to refresh their skills, this whole day with Deb Hart in our walled gardenwill have you completing a Garden Obelisk and a Sunflower garden ornament. You will learn about the different types of willow used and the safe use of tools, as well as different weaving styles and techniques. Working outside in a  small group, you will have plenty of space and lots of individual attention.

Your completed obelisk will be up to 6′ tall, so make sure you are able to transport it home at the end of the day, or we can make arrangements for collection later.


Includes homemade lunch, refreshments and cream tea

About the tutor

For the last eighteen years Deb Hart has been running willow and basket weaving workshops all over the UK and in Canada. Her clients have included the National Trust, English Heritage, the Royal Horticultural Society, Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Burghley Horse Trials, the Scout Jamboree, plus many charities and schools. She has constructed willow structures in private gardens as well as building fences and gardens at the Chelsea and Hampton Court Flower Shows.

“I have worked in horticulture for 26 years and am a keen wildlife gardener, which leads me to believe that we should try to keep as many things around us as natural as possible, without creating an unnecessary impact on our environment. Willow is perfect for this as it brings a natural biological cycle into your garden. Willow is a naturally grown, biodegradable material. As well as being beautiful to look at, it creates an essential over-wintering habitat for beneficial insects such as ladybirds, lacewings and beetles, as well as many other creatures”.

What you will need to bring

All materials and tools are included on this workshop.

Working outside, so bring a waterproof jacket -just in case

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