Courses and Workshops

Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland

Course, including short ID ones, across Britain and Ireland.

Devon Rural Skills Trust

The Devon Rural Skills Trust runs a wide range of courses, where you can learn a traditional skill, from hedge laying, stone faced hedging and cobblestoning to rake making, pole lathing and hurdle making and more.

Field Studies Council

The Field Studies Council organise hundreds of environmental courses for all ages and abilities across the UK.

How to Make a Sustainable Garden- Biodiversity for Beginners 3 June 2023

Located in the peaceful village of Broadhempston, near Totnes, The Sustainable Garden offers beginners’ courses on ecological and sustainable gardening and land-management techniques.

On our 3 June course we discuss how we made our successful garden wildflower meadow and how we manage our rough orchard grasslands and ancient hay meadow for maximum ecology and biodiversity.

Our wildflower meadow surrounds a nature pond and sits besides charming old cider apple orchards.  It is a beautiful place to learn and be inspired.

For more information visit:

Kingcombe Centre

Various courses, based in Dorset.

Moor Meadows

Keep an eye on our events page. If you join our events list you’ll be emailed with news of our workshops and other events.

ProperEdges, Jeremy Wiess

ProperEdges is a small rural business run by Jeremy Weiss. Jeremy works for the Devon Rural Skills Trust as an instructor as well as teaching on hedge steeping courses for the Dartmoor Hill Farm Project. ProperEdges run hedge laying and scythe courses and offer one to one training.

Contact Jeremy Weiss on 07962 432317 or

More Resources help and information



A local network of organisations and individuals with skills and services to help those members who would like help managing their grasslands and boundaries

Videos: Talks and Workshops

Online videos of some of our talks and workshops

'Meadows' by George Peterken

Recommended Books

Catch up on your reading when the British weather means you can't be out in the meadow!


Links to a wide range of interesting, useful and informative websites and online resources

Seed Suppliers

Organisations and companies supplying seeds for meadow creation


Suppliers of useful tools and equipment

PDFs and Other Downloads

Links to online PDF files for download

Meadow people

Other Meadows Groups

Links to other meadows groups around the country


Online audio podcasts related to meadows