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Weave a Willow Garden Obelisk in the Walled Garden

The Walled Garden, 47 Craigdarragh Road, Helen's Bay, County Down, BT19 1UB
Weaving with willow


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 your garden borders, for 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, 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.


Establishment Features

  • Gift vouchers
  • Groups accepted
  • Groups catered for
  • Indoor Event
  • Outdoor Event
  • Prior Booking Required
  • Toilets
  • Tuition Available
  • Workshop

Event Facilities

  • Booking Required

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Station nearby

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£75.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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Opening Times

Spaces Available (13 Apr 2024)
Fully Booked (20 Apr 2024)
Saturday10:00 - 15:30

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