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


  • Gift vouchers


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






August   September October

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

£85 per person

Great participation in

 London Craft Week

at Southwark Cathedral 

between 4th - 6th May

Visit now, to see this unique dry stone wall feature
 which includes, a Sheep Creep, Bee Bole, Jumpers and Cheek Ends
Constructed under our guidance, by members of the public who had no experience of DSW.
















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

£65 per person


















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.


Raised flower beds with timber seating using Gabion baskets            London Training                                                               

 (- 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 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:-

You will be shown an example and how to construct a Gabion and their use as retaining walls, raised flower beds, with/without Gabions, 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 construct a Gabion feature, set out and construct a dry stone wall or other basic feature - understand DSW heritage and terminology used - distinguish various stone shapes, material and it's uses -

We provide free for the workshop:- all materials, equipment, tools, eye protection, gloves, personal facilities, extensive selection of descriptive handouts/brochures and 'Certificates of Achievement'  Ensure you wear suitable loose fitting outdoor clothing and stout, safety footwear, bring packed lunches and drinks as requird.

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 Redcross Way,  SE1 1HA    Tel. 0207403339

Churchfield Stone Company Ltd  Harley Way,  Oundle.  Peterborough PE8 5AU  Tel. 01832 205004

Hilldrop Community Centre, Community Lane, Hilldrop Road, Islington. N7 0JE.  Tel. 020 7607 9453 

London Craft Week  London Craft Week Ltd  78 Duke Street  W1K 6JQ

Southwark Cathedral  London Bridge, London SE1   Tel: 020 7367 6710

Walworth Garden 206 Manor Place, Braganza Street, London SE17 3BN. Tel: 020 7582 2652


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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