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Introduction to Hedgerows

  • Location:  London
  • Tutor:  Leslie Williams
  • Date : Saturday 16 September 2017
  • Times: 10:00 - 16:00
  • Level: Open for Everyone
  • Age Range: Adult
  • NON-RESIDENT: £37

This course is now historical and therefore no bookings can be taken. Explore our current programme of courses here

Course Details

Hedgerows are boundary features of the landscape and their history is usually reflected in their wildlife. Learn about how hedgerows were created – or planted, their trees and flora, and of species that help to indicate their origin. We will look at how to create a hedgerow, even within a small site, how to manage the hedgerow and how to encourage wildlife. Based in Bushy Park.

Course fee includes a copy of the FSC fold out chart: Guide to hedgerows

Tutor

Lesliehas studies and managed a hedgerow landscape including the restoration and/or planting of several kilometers of hedgerow. Leslie is the Butterfly recorder for London Natural History Society and is currently working on a project to map the distribution of butterfly species in London, updating 'The Butterflies of the London Area' of 1980-86.

Timetable

  • 0930 Registration
  • 1000 Welcome, Health and Safety & Introduction
  • 1015 Morning session
  • 1300 Lunch
  • 1330 Afternoon Session
  • 1550 Taking your interest further and Course Reviews
  • 1600 Course finishes

What to bring

  • Lunch and plenty to drink
  • Suitable clothing & footwear, waterproofs or sun cream as appropriate!
  • Notebook and pencil
  • Small bag to carry personal items

Health and Safety

  • There will be a member of staff with first aid training and access to a first aid kit on site.
  • If you have special medical requirements please let us know as soon as possible so we can plan the course.
  • Please be aware that this is a Deer Park, and there can be ticks. Please consider wearing long sleeved tops and trousers, even if the weather is nice, and bring insect repellent.

Meeting point / Location

The Stockyard, Bushy Park.

FSC in Bushy Park

FSC have been working in partnership with The Royal Parks to deliver courses since 2011. In Bushy Park, our education Centre has two classrooms, toilet facilities, a small kitchen and office space. Alongside this is an area of the Park for education use, not open to members of the public. With two large meadows and grassland areas, woodland areas and three ponds, this is an exciting and inspiring space to discover more about the Park.

Located near Hampton Court Palace, Bushy Park's mixture of woods, gardens, ponds and grassland makes it a fantastic place to enjoy wildlife with roaming herds of Red and Fallow Deer. The park is also home to the famous Chestnut Avenue, a formal Baroque water garden and the beautiful Diana Fountain.

Further Information

Bushy Park Directions

This course is now historical and therefore no bookings can be taken.

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