Courses at Old Lands

Sarah Raven at Old Lands

Grow your own cut flowers  4th April 2019

This is Sarah’s classic course for those who have been thinking about creating an intensive cutting patch, or just growing a few flowers for the house.

Magnificent Pots 5th April 2019

Pots are everywhere at Perch Hill.  Sarah is obsessed with them and how to get them looking better and better every year and yet not take over our lives.  Based on trialling hundreds of different container plants over the last few years, Sarah will give you lots of design ideas, practical advice and inspiration on colourful and beautiful container combinations.

All these courses run 10.30am to 3.30pm with arrival from 10am (and we travel with our pop-up shop).

For all course enquiries call 0345 092 0283, email or book online at



Molly Mahon – Block Printing Course

21st-23rd June 2019


A whole weekend immersive workshop in the most beautiful surroundings at Old Lands.  Here we will absorb the nature around us and make our own lino blocks to print a beautiful set of note cards and a piece of fabric for you to take away and make into cushions or a small blind. You will learn new skills, create something beautiful, meet new friends and have the most inspiring weekend away. Price and further details coming soon. Please email to register your interest. Only 12 spaces available.



Woodland Learning & Nature Play Sessions

1st Saturday of every month 10.30-12.15pm


Monthly woodland learning & nature play sessions for 6-12 year olds.  Discover wildlife, explore and create, develop new skills, make friends, enjoy being outdoors! Limited places – booking essential

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Botanical Ink Workshop

Saturday 18th May at Old Lands


Learn how to make your own natural inks and experimental drawing tools from natural and recycled materials. Join us for an ink and mark making workshop led by organic artist Cat Lewis of ColourField, Cardiff.  Spend the day and learn how to make your own natural inks and experimental drawing tools from natural and recycled materials.Botanical inks are super environmentally friendly and a real sustainable alternative to petro-chemical inks. Some of the traditional inks you will try will be Oak Gall, Walnut and Indigo, which have been used for centuries in art, maps, legal documents and books.The workshop includes all materials and you will take away your own handmade brushes, a fact sheet and a small bottle of natural ink to continue on your own.

The workshop costs £65 and there are limited places so do get in contact with Cat to book your place.