Botanical stone carving

Create a botanical-themed stone carving within the beautiful setting of Kew Gardens.

A delicate flower carved into limestone


13 to 14 April 2023

13 to 14 June 2023


10am to 4pm 


Banks Lawn, Kew Gardens

Entry via Elizabeth Gate


Member: £300

Non-member: £320

In this two day workshop, create a beautiful, botanical-themed relief stone carving inspired by nature.

Use hand tools to carve a 20 x 20cm tablet of UK-sourced limestone into an attractive artwork to take home with you.

The topics we'll cover include:

  • designing a relief
  • using a flat chisel to set out your design
  • creating the illusion of depth
  • making textures with a claw chisel
  • using a riffler to smooth your design and add detail

You'll develop your creativity as well as your craft skills to produce a flowing organic design with overlapping layers. The finished pieces can be displayed indoors or in your garden.

This practical, hands-on class is suitable for anyone who is interested in art or craft, and able to use both hands to hold a small mason’s hammer and chisel.

Flower carved into limestone from an illustration
Stone carving workshop © RBG Kew

About the tutor

Amanda makes abstract stone sculptures inspired by plants and fungi. She loves carving in the company of others and celebrates nature, community and care for the environment through her work.

She is a qualified teacher and has years of experience teaching children and adults from beginners to university level. Amanda has an honours degree in Fine Art – Sculpture and a Masters in Art and Architecture

Amanda has completed numerous public art commissions including the Forestry Commission & Southampton council.

She has recently completed a sculpture and drawing project celebrating biodiversity in ancient woodlands.