Humble by nature

About

Work alongside Farmer Tim and learn then ancient art of hedge-laying. In this hands-on hedge-laying course you’ll lay a hedge from start to finish, including:

Preparing the ground.

How to use the hedge-layers tool – a billhook – safely.

Cutting wooden stakes and hazel bindings.

The skilled art of ‘pleaching’ – slicing the stem of a tree just enough to keep it alive and make it supple enough to become part of the laid hedge.

Hedge-laying creates a living, natural boundary to a livestock field or garden. It’s the natural old-fashioned way to stock-proof your field for sheep or cattle. Using little more than a billhook, an experienced hedge-layer can create 20 metres of laid hedge in a day. The challenge is on to see how much you will lay!

Hedge-laying season and hedge-laying courses run from October to March so be prepared to get wet and muddy.

Book Tickets Online

Related

Humble by Nature is Kate Humble's working farmHumble by Nature, MonmouthDiscover the rural life at Humble by Nature. You can take part in farm courses all year round, have a break at our farm shop and café, or stay in a variety of accommodation in the heart of Monmouthshire and the Wye Valley.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled toilets

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Education/study area

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Public toilets

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Hedge laying course

Type:Workshop/Course

Humble by Nature, Penallt, Nr. Monmouth, Monmouthshire, NP25 4RP
Close window

Call direct on:

Tel01600 714 595

Opening Times

Season (29 Oct 2022)
Season (12 Nov 2022)

* Please check the Humble by Nature website for availability

Course price is £115 per person.

What's Nearby

  1. Discover the rural life at Humble by Nature. You can take part in farm courses all year…

    0 miles away
  2. High Glanau Manor is set in twelve acres of fine gardens, designed by H. Avery Tipping in…

    0.94 miles away
  3. Pentwyn Farm has survived virtually unchanged for centuries. One of the largest areas of…

    1.02 miles away
  4. Penallt Old Church is the oldest building in the village. The focal point of the parish…

    1.43 miles away
  1. Situated in the heart of the Lower Wye Valley, amongst the ancient habitat of woodland,…

    1.65 miles away
  2. Monnow Bridge in Monmouth, Wales, is the only remaining mediaeval fortified river bridge…

    2.21 miles away
  3. Town house, dating back to at least the 17th century. Red brick garden facade in Queen…

    2.3 miles away
  4. Visit this hidden Georgian garden, a favourite of Admiral Nelson's, between 12 & 3pm…

    2.31 miles away
  5. Not only do we aim to provide an interesting range of shows and a film club, we are also…

    2.35 miles away
  6. Shire Hall is a former Court of Assizes and Quarter Sessions in the centre of Monmouth,…

    2.41 miles away
  7. The Nelson Museum & Local History Centre was founded in 1924, following the bequest to…

    2.44 miles away
  8. This small volunteer-run museum, with free admission, tells the story of the Royal…

    2.44 miles away
  9. The Monmouth Savoy is a listed building that has been a centre of community life and…

    2.44 miles away
  10. Castle established by William Fitz Osbern in the late 11th century. The remains of the…

    2.44 miles away
  11. For the first time since its Foundation stone was laid in 1835, Monmouth Methodist Church…

    2.44 miles away
  12. The Priory was founded in 1070 AD by Benedictine monks, and is one of the most historic…

    2.51 miles away
Previous Next

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

  • Cymru Wales Logo
  • Site Logo
  • Monlife Logo
  • Monmouthshire Logo