Lewes Priory Community Medieval Kitchen Garden Day – Saturday 24 June 2017, 10am-4pm

Saturday 24th July 2017 will be the official launch of the new community medieval kitchen garden at Lewes Priory Park.

Planned workshops and activities for the day are:

  • Wattle making workshops with Dominic Parrette of Sussex Willow
  • Medieval food and cookery workshop with Kate Hickmott and Helen Chiasson
  • Making compostable garden pots out of newspaper with Kate Hickmott and Helen Chiasson
  • Havesting herbs, making ointments and infused oils with Julia Behrens – Medical Herbalist
  • Using plants for dyeing textiles with Martin Pett
  • Community gardening talk by Sally Stratton from the garden at Horace Walpole’s House, Strawberry Hill, Twickenham
  • Others to be arranged.

The day runs from 10am until 4pm and everyone is welcome.

Lewes Priory kitchen garden day posterAll events are free except the wattle making workshops which cost  £30 (£25 + £5 for materials). There are a limited number of places left:

10-12.30am. ‘Woven Willow cloche plant support. Students will learn how to make a strong but beautiful woven support that can support peonies or provide a frame for climbers such as clematis.

1.30-4pm. Woven Border Hurdles’. Students will learn the techniques and take home a finished woven willow border hurdle that can be used as path edging or decorative finish to a raised bed.


Please email tracyjaneanderson@me.com if you are interested in booking on one of these two wattle making sessions.





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