For all the garden enthusiasts out there wanting to widen their breadth of gardening skills, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park is putting on a one-day introductory class to hedgelaying.
Hedgelaying is a traditional craft which has been passed down from generation to generation for centuries. Hedges are an essential feature of the British countryside as a natural barrier and a wildlife habitat. Laying hedges helps rejuvenate the ageing ones and encourages them to grow back stronger and healthier.
This is a hands-on experience so be ready to get your hands dirty. Materials, equipment, and teaching aids will be provided by Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park.
Mark Patterson, a qualified hedge-layer, will be teaching this ancient art that was once spread throughout the British Isles. The class will cover a brief history of hedge-laying, different regional styles used around the UK, and the variety of regional tools and equipment. There will also be the opportunity to try hedge-laying for yourself.
All the class requires from you is to wear clothes you do not mind getting dirty and sturdy boots. While tea and snacks will be provided, everyone should bring their own lunch.
The event will be at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park but everyone will be meeting at the Soanes Centre to begin their day.