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Weave a Willow Heart in the Walled Garden

The Walled Garden, 47 Craigdarragh Road, Helen's Bay, County Down, BT19 1UB
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Join us for a fun, relaxed, sustainable, willow weaving workshop with expert, willow artist Heather Mcdermott Willow Craft and learn the fundamental skills and techniques required to create a large willow heart sculpture (and some smaller hearts , if time permits) to decorate your garden or could even add ribbons, fairy lights or flowers for a creative St Valentine flourish. If you can bear to part with 'your heart'.. why not give it as a unique romantic handmade gift for your loved one?

You will also visit our Salley garden, weather permitting, and learn about the sustainable and renewable qualities of willow and our efforts to promote eco-conscious crafting, so please dress accordingly

This workshop is suitable for adults only, as sharp tools and some manual dexterity is required, It is also suitable for beginners and experienced alike

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

So come along, bring a friend or your loved one for a memorable day, connecting with nature, learning a new skill in a beautiful heritage setting.

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

Please advise of any allergies or food intolerances

A premail will be sent in advance of the workshop with all instructions etc


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  • Booking Required

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  • On site parking

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Ticket£75.00 per ticket

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A view from old espaliered apple and pear treesThe Walled Garden Helen's Bay, Helens Bay

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Road Directions

Drive 3.9 miles from Holywood along the A2 Belfast Bangor dual carriagewayOr Drive 4.1 miles from Bangor along the Bangor Belfast dual carriagewayTake the Helens Bay turn from the A2 onto Craigdarragh RoadDrive 0.7miles down Craigdarragh Road - you will see the Walled Garden on your leftTake 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 workshopContinue down the laneway and turn immediately right into our 'new' carparkWalk back up the laneway and turn right into Old Mill House where the workshop will be held

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