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Essex – Hazel Coppicing Skills Day


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Ulting Wick is a 11-acre garden, situated at Ulting near Maldon in Essex. It is centered around three listed black Essex barns and a 16th-century farmhouse. Recently it was voted one of the country’s top 100 gardens to visit by Garden News magazine. The garden is open to the public, by appointment, under the National Garden Scheme and is very well known for the 1,000s of tulips planted each year, as well as for its exotic planting and late summer colour. Lots more details about the garden can be found here or here.

Philippa is a very experienced gardener. She has replaced dated and unfashionable plantings with a range of unusual plants and great design over the last 25 years. She spends much time discussing the garden and working alongside her head gardener, Matt Oliver. Matt studied at Writtle University College and came to Ulting Wick after 12 years working in the RHS garden at Hyde Hall.

10am: Arrive and meet Philippa and Matt to discuss why and how hazels are regularly coppiced. Have a go!
There will be a lunch break at which tea and coffee will be provided.
At the end of the day there will be an opportunity to take a few pea sticks home.

The cost of this PSD is £30. Tea/Coffee will be provided, but please bring a packed lunch.  Please bring; Secateurs, gloves, suitable clothing. If possible: loppers, small pruning saws. Very welcome: Bill hook.



Event Details

Date: December 19, 2023

Start time: 10:00

End time: 15:30

Venue: Ulting Wick, Nr Maldon, Essex