Boundary Brook Nature Park Hedgelaying

Hedgelaying (Beginners)

Location: Boundary Brook Nature Park, Boundary Brook Road

Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 4AN
A practical introduction to the traditional craft of hedgelaying at Boundary Brook Nature Park.

Event details

Meeting point

Entrance adjacent to Larkrise Primary School


10:00am - 4:00pm
A static map of Hedgelaying (Beginners)

About the event

The course aims to provide a practical introduction to the traditional craft of hedgelaying. You will learn how to prepare a hedge for laying, how to cut and lay the stems using hand tools, how to place hedging stakes within the hedge and how to bind the hedge on completion. You will also learn why this traditional woodland management skill is so beneficial to wildlife, creating the ideal conditions for many plants, animals, insects & birds to thrive.

The course is designed for absolute beginners wanting to learn, or for those who already have limited experience but want to practice and improve.

Courses are aimed at adults 18+ (children under 18 are welcome but we politely ask that they must be accompanied by an adult please).



£30 (free for members of Oxford Urban Wildlife Group or East Ward Allotment Association)

Additional booking information

This course is free for members of Oxford Urban Wildlife Group and East Ward Allotment Association.

Know before you go


No dogs permitted


Please contact event organiser if you have
limited mobility.

What to bring

Tea and coffee will be provided but please bring your own food for lunch & snacks.

Please dress sensibly for the weather as we will be outside all day!

Parking information

There is no parking at the site and on street parking in the area is extremely limited. Therefore, we would strongly recommend you walk, cycle or use public transport to get to the site.

Bicycle parking



Picnic area

Contact us

Contact number: 01865 775476
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