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 walls in Natural Stone


  •  Traditional Dry Stone Walling


  •   Team Building : Education


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  • DSW Training Workshops Central London and Bedfordshire
  • 10% Group discount on 4 + persons
    March April


Central London venue
10am - 4pm
Red Cross Garden
50 Redcross Way

£85 per person






4 places


Bedfordshire Venue
10am - 4pm
Marshwood House,
56 Ravensden Rd,
Renhold. MK41 0JY

£65 per person






3 places



Bedfordshire - Renhold Project  -  New build, new stone, 2m high, permanant Boundary Wall

Probably the tallest, free standing DSW structure in the region !!

A unique opportunity to experience building a new DSW at all stages of construction.

 Placing foundation stones upto first lift, installing  'through stones' working on second lift and securing top stones.

Practice the art and craft of Dry Stone Walling.

Prepare your own 'Time Capsule' with messages and pictures to build into the wall.


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Enquire direct for Group and Corporate bookings

These workshops are a practical introduction to the heritage and the craft, of building walls using natural stone without mortar. In addition, you also receive an extensive discussion overview, packed with 'How to' 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

Our partner associates include:

Bankside Open Spaces Trust (BOST)   Red Cross Garden, 50 Red Cross Way,  SE1 1HA    Tel. 0207403339  (visit the Memorial Garden at SE1 1TA to see walling examples, raised/seated flower beds and the Unique Timber entrance by local carpenter Arthur de Mowbray.

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 examplesThere'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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