mini hurdles

Ladyoak Wood

mini hurdles

Ladyoak Wood

mini hurdles

Lady Oak Wood 

Mini Gate Hurdles Workshop

Make you own mini version of the traditional Kent gate hurdle to use in your garden

Event details


Morning session: 9am to 12pm; Afternoon session: 1pm to 4pm
A static map of Mini Gate Hurdles Workshop

About the event

During this workshop you will learn how to make a mini version of the traditional sweet chestnut hurdles to take home.  These mini gate hurdles are ideal for garden use as border edging, plant supports and dividing off parts of the garden.  We are running a morning and afternoon session for this workshop.  Booking is essential, with a maximum of six participants per session.

Each session will begin with a welcome and introductions followed by a talk on tools and health and safety. You will then learn to cut and shave rails and uprights, drill uprights and fit rails, and finally cut and fit braces to make your own mini gate hurdle.  There will be a short comfort break about half way through the three hour session.

By the end of the session you will have made your own gate hurdle to take home. You will have learned how to use a draw knife, saw and drill to make the component parts and will learn how to mark out and fit a gate hurdle together.

This workshop is suitable for beginners to advanced.

Led by Martin Keelor and Sue King who have been running Lady Oak Wood projects for 8 years, selling their own handmade wood products as well as teaching various greenwood working workshops and courses at various levels.


Phone number

01622 662012


Standard fee: £50 per person (includes the cost of making the mini gate hurdle which you take home with you at the end of the workshop). No concessions.

Know before you go


Will can normally adapt our courses to suit most needs, please contacts us before hand to discuss

What to bring

Food and drink for lunch, a mask, closed toe shoes and appropriate clothing for the prevailing weather conditions.

Contact us

Jill Evington
Contact number: 01622 662012