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Weave a Willow Garden Obelisk Plant Support in the Walled Garden Saturday 20 April 2024

Saturday, 20 April '24   10am – 3:30pm BST
The Walled Garden, Helen's Bay, 47 Craigdarragh Road, Helen's Bay, Bangor, BT19 1UB
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Weave a Willow Garden Obelisk Plant Support in the Walled Garden Saturday 20 April 2024


Weave a willow garden obelisk plant support in the Walled Garden on

Saturday 20 April 2024
10am -3.30pm

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Old Mill House, for a relaxed, informal willow weaving workshop with willow artist, Heather Mcdermott, and learn the fundamental skills and techniques required to create a unique willow 🌿 plant support. These supportive structures are perfect sited in borders, for your climbing roses🌹,clematis,sweet peas or beans

You will also visit our Salley Garden, weather permitting, and learn about the sustainable and renewable qualities of willow as well as its folklore and legend, so please dress accordingly

Share the experience with a friend! This workshop is a fantastic opportunity to spend quality time together while creating something beautiful. The more, the merrier!

No prior experience is needed! This workshop is designed for all skill levels, but it is restricted to adults only, as sharp tools are used. Some manual dexterity is also required to manipulate the willow.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn a timeless skill, surrounded by the beauty of nature and in the company of like-minded individuals. Book your place now for a day filled with fun, creativity, and the satisfaction of crafting your very own willow masterpiece!

Tickets cost £75pp and include
🌿Individual guidance and assistance
🌿Tools and materials
🌿Morning and afternoon teas including homemade scones and cake
🌿A delicious homemade seasonal lunch

As restoration works are underway, the main entrance to Old Mill House may not be suitable for wheelchair users. If anyone has a particular question around accessibility they are encouraged to contact me, Lorraine, directly before booking.


A premail will be sent in advance of the workshop with directions etc
Please advise of any allergies or food intolerances



Weave a Willow Obelisk Plant Support in the Walled Garden



The Walled Garden, Helen's Bay
47 Craigdarragh Road
Helen's Bay
BT19 1UB

🌿Drive 3.9 miles from Holywood along the A2 Belfast Bangor dual carriageway
Or Drive 4.1 miles from Bangor along the Bangor Belfast dual carriageway
🌿Take the Helens Bay turn from the A2 onto Craigdarragh Road
🌿Drive 0.7miles down Craigdarragh Road - you will see the Walled Garden on your left
🌿Take the next left hand turn down a laneway – there is a stone wall with a large white house on the left hand side. This turn off will be signposted for the workshop
🌿Continue down the laneway and turn immediately right into our 'new' carpark
🌿Walk back up the laneway and turn right into Old Mill House where the workshop will be held


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