This summer we will run various creative workshops in the lovely 212 Eco House garden

We are currently gathering information from local tutors about courses to run in the 212 Eco House garden during the summer from June onwards. We will offer full day courses along with shorter workshops from 6-8.30pm with maximum 10 to a class.

Tutors will be at the Eco House during the Glos Rd Central Mayfest on Saturday May 6th so come along for more info – plus tea and cake!

If you are interested in any the courses outlined below and have any preferences regarding dates and times then please get in touch All courses will be ideal for beginners or improvers. Prices will vary from £10 – £58 depending on workshops and timings.

Sarah Edwards will be running more of her popular wicker weaving workshops. Discover the creative potential of willow, learn the basic techniques and then weave your own animal to take home. Sarah created the living willow hedge surrounding the Eco House and the willow fox in the garden.

Discover willow weaving techniques following the experienced guidance of Sarah Edwards, who will show you how to turn sticks into a 3D sculpture of your own wicker fox or hare. Sarah will also offer shorter early evening courses on weaving a wicker heart and a birdfeeder. She says ‘I love to encourage people to enjoy their garden and provide solutions and inspiration to enable them to get the most out of their outdoor space’.

RHS Gold medal winning garden designer Louise Bastow combines her intimate knowledge of plants gained from many years of making gardens and her finely tuned color sensitivity to create beautiful floral displays using locally grown British flowers. Louise plans to offer a glorious range of flower workshops including a gathered and foraged posy and flower arranging for your home or special occasion.

Kelly Allan is a qualified aromatherapist and massage therapist and runs courses for the wider community locally. She has a local business making organic products, Happy Holisitics which sell at Room 212 . Kelly sources many ingredients locally and enjoys sharing her passion for truly natural products. All ingredients are fair trade

Natural Skincare – Natural Nurture

Create your own range of beautiful organic, chemical free skincare, update your skincare regime with the latest organic ingredients. Learn about ingredients suitable for your skin type and chemical ingredients to avoid in manufactured products. We will create a bespoke Cleansing oil, Scrub, Toner and moisturiser. Using finest quality organic oils, butters and essential oils. All equipment, ingredients and containers and knowledge will be provided. Please feel free to request any special ingredients or skin care concerns.

Bath Bomb/Melt making

Short course to make natural gentle bath fizzer and/or melts. Learn about the natural cleansing power of the ingredients and add beautiful organic herbs and essential oils to create your own perfect chemical free bath experience. Use different shapes and moulds and wrap in funky material or handmade paper to take home. All ingredients and equipment provided.

Perfume making – science of smell

Spend an evening/afternoon creating a beautiful bespoke perfume blend for yourself or as a gift. Learn about blending essential oils and learn about some of the rare luxurious perfume oils. Awareness of some of chemicals used in the perfume industry. Learn more about your sense of smell! Great fun, go home with aroma rollers of your blends.

Other classes are also in the pipeline so watch this space…