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Course: Hedgelaying – Day Courses

St Fagans National Museum of History
1 March 2020, 9.30am-4.30pm
Cost £120 / £95 concession
Suitability 18+
Booking via Eventbrite
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The art of hedge-laying is a centuries-old skill for creating living fences. Traditionally intended for keeping your livestock in the fields – a well laid hedge is also a thing of great beauty and a haven for wildlife.

On this hands-on one day course you’ll learn to use simple hand tools and master the basic techniques under the guidance of Richard Lewis, master hedgelayer. From clearing the ground and preparing the materials, to pleaching, staking and finishing – you’ll work as part of a small group to lay a section of hedge here at the Museum. There are four places available to book each day.

This is a winter sport so you need to be prepared to get wet and muddy! Remember to wear practical outdoor clothes and bring a pair of thornproof gloves if you have them. All tools will be supplied.

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Language: These courses will be held in English but we are happy to provide simultaneous translation if you would like to take part in Welsh. Please choose a ticket in your language of choice, making sure you have one ticket for each person. Please book your tickets at least one week before the event.

Accessibility: This course may be unsuitable for those with mobility issues due to the nature of the activity and location – please contact events@museumwales.ac.uk prior to booking to discuss any accessibility requirements.

Concession eligibility: Students with NUS or those in receipt of benefits. Over 60’s

Parking/Refreshments: The price of your course includes parking and light refreshments. Please report to security gatelodge on arrival to meet your tutor who will supply you with a car park pass.

NB: The course advertised for Saturday 29/2/20 has been cancelled

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