Come and create your own festive wreath with us at Singleton Environment Centre this December. We’ll be using sustainable, local resources and will teach you how to select & harvest suitable materials as well as the basic willow techniques needed to create beautiful rustic wreaths. After this workshop you’ll never buy a wreath again!
You can book direct with Singleton Environment Centre (see the poster below) or email us directly on firstname.lastname@example.org
We were honoured to be asked to make a wedding arch recently for an amazing couple who are regular woodland visitors. We decided to made it out of some of our gnarly, twisted honeysuckle stems to give it a really fairytale vibe and were delighted with the results. The younger tips of the vines were all replanted in our hedgerows, so we’ll be reminded of a beautiful wedding for years to come.
We’ve planted the willow cuttings too that the florist used to decorate the arch, so this really is one marriage that’ll keep growing year after year.
(The gorgeous wedding photo is courtesy of Chris Deller photography). As for the bride and groom: Joe & Sam – what a couple ❤️
We spent Sunday cutting back patches of bramble to give our wild raspberries and other wild flowers a fighting chance. The woodland changes rapidly at this time of year; we’re now seeing the last flushes of floral colour and some great fungi eruptions:
We ran a guided Tree ID walk at the beautiful Singleton Lake yesterday. We met over 20 species of tree, learnt about their history, uses and folklore, tasted some native hedgerow fruits and had an obligatory game of pooh sticks. Big thanks to Friends of Singleton Lake for inviting us!
Our deluxe bug hotel apartments are filling up fast. No leaf cutter bees yet, but many of these like to use wild rose leaves and our native hedgerow is still in its infancy. Hopefully we’ll start to see them in future years once the hedge has grown bushier & has plenty of leaves to spare!
We had a wonderful time running kids outdoor learning sessions over the summer at Singleton EC in Ashford and were truly delighted to get thank you cards and gifts of crafts & chocolate after our last session.
It was really tough saying goodbye to the lovely families we’ve got to know over the summer but we hope they’ll be joining us at Wonky Wood for our monthly family activity days starting in November!
We asked the kids what they thought of our outdoor activity sessions this summer. Here’s what they said:
Our kids holiday programmes are complete. We gave our final Wild Wednesday & Crafty Kids sessions a timely watery theme. We ended the day caked in mud, rather soggy and sporting huge grins. Job done!
Massive thanks to everyone that came to join us at Singleton Environment Centre for such a wonderfully wild & eco-friendly summer. 🐛