Courses at Old Lands

Free Walk and Talk with ecologist Sam Bosanquet

13th & 15th July 2019 


Sam will be looking at grassland restoration, the contrast between mowing and grazing regimes, siting of tree planting, and the implications of air pollution on grassland management. Working with Gwent Wildlife Trust and local farmers, we are re-connecting surviving fragments of ancient grassland, providing landscape-scale nectar sources for insects, and planting trees to safeguard the future of rare wood-pasture beetles. A 3 hour walk through fields and parkland at Old Lands, SE Wales where more than 3000 different species have been recorded in the last 25 years.Spaces are limited to 15 per session.      

Please contact to book a place.


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 or call 01342 825 700 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

Gillian Traverse :

Botanical Ink Workshop

Saturday 12th October 2019


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 @cat_colourfield /

Please contact Cat on for more information.

Natural textiles, dyes and inks