Our Classes and Workshops
We run public courses throughout the year at the nursery including willow weaving with Leilah Vyner, wreath making with Gillian Tomlinson and wood carving with Allen Stichler and will be newly introducing loom weaving and more throughout the autumn months.
Our classes are either held in our central Oasis building or in one of our working greenhouses. The course durations vary from one day classes to two day weekend courses. Please subscribe to the newsletter to see what is available or visit our What's On page to book.
We wish to best utilise our wonderful outdoor, peaceful environment to offer wellness activities and will also use the Oasis which has the benefit of Woolly Sheep sound clouds to help soften the acoustics.
Classes and Workshops at Mires Beck
Please click on any of these types of activities to book on our Bookwhen website.
All classes can be bought as a gift and we will email the recipient a letter from Mires Beck inviting them to redeem the voucher against a promoted class through Bookwhen to the value chosen.
Have a look at our upcoming classes for 2022!
Woodcarving with Allen Stichler (£110 for 3-day course):
Woodcarving with Allen will give you a great opportunity to spend 3 days carving with a local master craftsman, and take home a log carving for your garden or create a unique gift!
Dates: March 26th, April 2nd, April 9th, September 24th, October 1st, October 8th, November 5th, November 12th, November 19th.
Times: 10am-3pm each day
Allen uses the same traditional methods (mallet and chisel) that have been used by craftsmen for centuries. All of his work is commissioned and each piece is unique. For around ten years he has had the privilege of holding carving workshops at Mires Beck, with both the public and the Nursery’s trainees; the serene and tranquil environment is the perfect setting for working with a natural, organic material like wood, and this calming atmosphere spreads to the participants on the course ~ making it a wholly enjoyable and rewarding experience for all.
Facebook / Instagram: Allen Stichler Woodcarving
Weaving A Willow Berry Basket (£65):
Wendy from Twigs and Spring is demonstrating and running a workshop on weaving a berry basket which includes a demonstration, making your own, and taking it home!
30th April (10am-4pm)
14th May (10am-4pm)
Willow Weaving with Dragon Willow (£70):
Willow weaving with Dragon Willow will get you weaving various animals, perfect for your garden and home decor!
8th May (10am-4pm) - Hare
18th June (10am-4pm) - Globe
8th and 9th October (10am-4pm) - Deer
3rd September - Obelisk
Our events calendar is currently being updated for you. We thank you for your patience, and we will put the updated version on here soon!