The Garden House Workshop

By appointment most Tuesdays 13:00 – 16:00.


An opportunity for people of varying abilities to congregate for tinkering in our workshop sessions.  This is a chance to create things, mend things, and have a cup of tea with some friendly folk in a warm setting (we have a wood burner for those cold days!).  The idea is for those involved to decide the activities of the day, but others are happy to offer suggestions and advice if required.  Sometimes items are made to fund the workshop, such as wooden reindeers being made at Christmas, but people have mended a chair, experimented with willow crafts (using willow from the estate), made bird boxes, created a mobile stall, etc.  The workshop is also adjoining the garden, so there is potential for overlap there.  Please contact us in the first instance if you are interested in attending the workshop, as we have limited space.   

The idea for the workshop came about from ‘Men’s Sheds’ – a concept which began in Australia to encourage men to get out of the house and avoid isolation.  We are not being gender specific in the approach to our workshop, so please feel welcome whoever you are!

An explanation of the concept of Men’s Sheds is presented well by Patrick Abrahams, Frome Shed : Wondering what our Shed/Workshop sessions are about?