sustainable, heritage, dry stone walling, art, health and well being

Contact: John Holt 07749032680 :


Mission Statement: Inspire people to engage with the natural built environment.

Working to promote this ancient art and heritage craft:  


Workshop opportunity to Build in Natural Stone


Traditional Dry Stone Walling : Garden Foot Bridge : Raised Flower Beds


  Team Building : Education

          2016 DSW Training Workshops Central London and Bedfordshire


                                 November         Dec         

DSW Central London

£85 per person

Saturdays  10am - 4pm


  5th             3rd     


DSW Bedfordshire Village


New Build Boundary Wall

£55 per person

Saturdays 10am - 4pm


  12th 10th

New Build permanant Boundary Wall under construction.

A unique opportunity to practice the art and craft of DSW.


 (- Book Now -) see below

Enquire direct for Group and Corporate bookings

These workshops are a practical introduction to the heritage and the craft, of building using stone without mortar. In addition, you also receive an extensive discussion overview, packed with tips and information regarding the construction of other dry stone walling features:-

retaining walls, raised flower beds, bridge, stone/timber seating, stiles and further garden features if, time allows !!

At the end of the workshops you will :- be able to safely and confidently set out and construct a dry stone wall or basic feature - understand DSW heritage and terminology used - distinguish various stone shapes, material and it's uses -

We provide free:- all materials, equipment, tools, eye protection, gloves, personal facilities, extensive selection of descriptive handouts/brochures and 'Certificates of Achievement'  Ensure you wear suitable outdoor clothing and stout safety footwear and bring packed lunches.
All our trainers are certificated by the Dry Stone Walling Association.

These practical, outdoor workshops are an inspiration for:  DIY enthusiasts, landscape gardeners/designers, persons looking for an interesting outdoor activity. They are suitable for all persons over the age of 16yrs.


Central London Venue - Redcross Way - SE1 1TA

Bedfordshire Village Venue - Renhold  -  MK41 OJY       

Our partner associates include:
Bankside Open Spaces Trust (BOST)   Red Cross Garden, 50 Red Cross Way,  SE1 1HA    Tel. 0207403339  (visit to see walling examples, raised/seated flower beds, Goose Wing - Crossbones Memorial Garden SE1 1TA)

Churchfield Stone Company Ltd  Harley Way,  Oundle.  Peterborough PE8 5AU  Tel. 01832 205004                   (visit to see range of stone material)                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Freightliners Farm,  Sheringham Road, Islington. London, N7 8PF   Tel: 020 7609 0467  (visit to see a range of various breeds of animals and a cafe)

Hilldrop Community Centre, Community Lane, Hilldrop Road, Islington. N7 0JE.  Tel. 020 7607 9453   (visit to see walling, seating and garden feature examples)

Walworth Garden Farm, 206 Manor Place, Braganza Street, London SE17 3BN. Telephone: 020 7582 2652  (visit to see walling examples)  


  There's a divinity that shapes our ends, Rough-hew them how we will — Shakespeare

             "Draw alongside the silence of stone, until its calmness can claim you." ― John O'Donohue


For further details please contact:

The Principal, John Holt BSc (Hons) 

Advanced Cert. Dry Stone Walling

Mobile 07749032680:   


Course Payments

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