Art & Craft Courses


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Explore your creative side at Lane End Cottage Gardens! We host a wide selection of art and craft courses throughout the year run by our talented local artists and crafters. Browse the courses below and book early to avoid disappointment. We will update this page as dates are confirmed, or you can keep updated via our facebook page or,better still, join our mailing list.

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If you would like to create a beautiful willow sculpture of your own to display in your garden, please choose from the selection of courses below. The courses are all suitable for absolute beginners so come along and have fun.

Previous courses have made hares, baskets, obelisks, birds and other animals; keep checking this page on what the next course will create. Check out Juliette’s work and upcoming exhibitions on her website.

Sitting Hares
 Saturday 25th May 2019  10-4 pm.
Cost: £57 for all materials, tuition and tea/coffee.
Book: Contact Juliette on 07949640613 or
4- legged Animals
Date: Thursday 18th July 2019, 10-4 pm.
Cost: £57 for all materials, tuition and tea/coffee.
Book: Contact Juliette on 07949640613 or
More courses will be added throughout the year. Please join our mailing list to be kept up to date. 


Mosaic course
Run by Cheshire artist Angela Sidwell, learn how to make a decorative and colourful mosaic panel. Under Angela’s careful guidance, even absolute beginners will create something to be        proud of. All tuition, materials and safety equipment are included.
Mosaic Course.
Date: Sunday 7th July 2019, 10-3 pm. 

 Book: Please contact Angela on 07944333408 or

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Angela also runs courses on wire work, teaching even total beginners how to make their own sculpture. Check out her website to see some examples of her work and to get inspiration for the sort of things you could make on this course.
All tuition, materials and safety equipment are included.

Date: Sunday 14th April 10-3 pm.

Book: Contact Angela on 07944333408 or

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Glass workshop
Run by local artist Lesley Miller, this engaging course will see you create your very own glass decorations. Under her supervision, learn to cut and smooth glass then join together using copper foiling.
Unfortunately, this course isn’t suitable for children and we ask that you wear sturdy footwear. All other safety equipment, tools and tuition are included. Maximum four people per course.

There are no glass courses currently planned for Spring 2019. Contact Imogen on 07526635808 or 01925 752618 or to register your interest.

New for 2019-Floral design workshops.
We are delighted to be hosting workshops run by local florist Kate Whelan of Paragon Floral Design.
Hand tied arrangement.
Learn the professional way to care and condition cut flowers, and how to arrange them into a beautiful hand tied gift. As well as choosing from the flowers that Kate will bring with her, you will be cutting fresh from the gardens.
You will learn how to put the arrangement together and wrap it -just like a florist- before you take it home.
All materials, tuition and refreshments are included.
Date; Saturday May 18th 2019. 10 am-1 pm.
Cost; £60.
Flower Crown workshop.
This is a perfect summer workshop in the relaxed setting of the gardens. Kate will bring a suitable selection of flowers  but we will supplement them from the cutting garden.
Come and learn a new skill and discover the pleasure of working with flowers.
All materials, tuition and refreshments are included
Date; Saturday July 13th 2019. 10 am-1 pm.
Cost; £45
For full details and booking please contact Kate Whelan.
07834377007 or email-
Booking details and examples of her work are on  her website-


New for 2019-Ceramic Bird Workshop.
Join Jeni from Lemon Studios and learn how to make a ceramic bird. She will teach you all the skills needed so this course is suitable for beginners.
Jeni will take the birds back to her studio to be fired, but they will be ready for collection within 14 days of the workshop.
All materials, tuition and firing included.
Date; Sunday 14th July 2019. 10 am-1pm
Cost; £45
Please book through Jeni at Lemon Studios, Grappenhall.


Painting workshops

We welcome groups of artists and art classes to come and draw and paint in the gardens. Please contact Imogen to arrange a mutually convenient day, You will have the garden to yourselves to relax and enjoy and the large  greenhouse to work in if wet.

Imogen 01925 752618 or 07526635808 or

Normal admission charges apply.

An introduction to felting course
Textile artist Jude Beckett will teach you how to turn colourful wool fibres into felted items that you can take home. She will cover the techniques of wet felting, needle felting and machine embellishment. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided, but please bring your own lunch. Places are limited to 10 people so be sure to book early.

To be arranged for 2019.

Please contact Imogen if you are interested in this course on or 01925752618

Christmas wreaths 
Fancy making your very own fresh foliage wreath to hang on your door in the run up to Christmas? Our wreath making course will take you through the process in classes under Imogen’s tuition.  This is one of our most popular courses at Lane End so book early to avoid disappointment. This year we have added 2  extra courses to try and fit you all in.

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Saturday 30th November 2019
10-12  and 2-4 pm
Sunday 1st  December 2019
10-12 and 2-4 pm.
Monday 2nd December 2019.
2-4 pm only.
Wednesday 4th December 2019.
10-12 only.

Saturday 7th December 2019.
10-12 and 2-4 pm.
Sunday 8th December 2019.
10-12 and 2-4 pm

Cost: £25 including all materials, tea and coffee and home made cake.
Booking essential.  Contact Imogen on 01925 752618 or Please specify day and time.

Christmas table decorations.

Saturday 14th December 2019.  !0-4 pm.

Sunday 15th December 2019. 10-4 pm.

Family friendly workshops run all day. No need to book, just turn up to make either a wreath or a table decoration. No unaccompanied children please.

Allow about  2 hours to make a wreath,1 hour for a table centre.

Cost £25 for a wreath, £5 for a table centre.