A rare mainland opportunity workshop to learn how to traditionally ‘lay’ a hedge – i.e. cut/tilt/prop and ‘weave’ it to make it stock-proof… At historic Oldbury, a state-heritage-listed farmhouse and parkland in Sutton Forest, Southern Highlands.
Layed hedges defined paddocks and fields after shepherds left for the goldfields and labour to herd flocks or protect the crops became scarce. Layed hedges were replaced after the 1850s when fencing wire arrived and became affordable.
Theory & practical workshop led by James Boxhall, from ‘Sticks and Stones’ , who has been laying hedges in Australia for the past 14 years. James learnt the craft from expert Karl Liebscher, a professional hedge layer from Shropshire, England. He has competed in the National Hedge laying Championships (UK), becoming the first person from outside of Europe to do so.
According to James a multitude of types of plants can be used for laying hedges including Hazel, Hawthorne, Ash, Elm, crab apple, plums and the list goes on. They provide aesthetically appealing, stock proof plantings and can add attraction to any garden hedge.
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Lunch and morning tea included. Limited numbers.
Hosted by The Australian School of Gardening
All proceeds go to SHBG